First Peter was written by the Apostle Peter from Rome, in the early A.D. 60s, to Christians in northern Asia Minor. This is a pastoral letter, written to encourage Christians who were already suffering persecution to live godly lives marked by submission and good works. Jesus is prominent in 1 Peter as our example of innocent suffering, and as the one whose resurrection to glory confirms our own hope. This powerful letter continues to inspire believers who suffer persecution for our common faith.
OUTLINE OF CONTENTS
|I.||The Gift of Salvation||1 Peter 1:1–2:10|
|II.||The Call to Submission||1 Peter 2:11–3:12|
|III.||Sovereignty and Suffering||1 Peter 3:13–4:6|
|IV.||The Prospect of Glory||1 Peter 4:7–5:14|