THE BOOK: 1 Peter

(1 Peter 1:6-9)

Here are some suggested memory verses:

1 Pet. 1:4
1 Pet. 1:8,9
1 Pet. 1:18,19
1 Pet. 1:22,23
1 Pet. 2:1,2
1 Pet. 2:5
1 Pet. 2:9
1 Pet. 2:11
1 Pet. 2:12
1 Pet. 2:13
1 Pet. 2:20
1 Pet. 3:8,9
1 Pet. 3:15
1 Pet. 3:21
1 Pet. 4:9
1 Pet. 4:10,11
1 Pet. 4:19
1 Pet. 5:6,7
1 Pet. 5:8

Try to learn one verse each week for a month.


I. Author - Simon, son of Jonas

    A. Galilean fisherman

        1. Jn. 1:41,42 (one of earliest of the Apostles)

        2. Mk. 1:16-20

        3. Acts 4:13

    B. renamed "Peter" - Cephas - rock

        1. Jn. 1:42

    C. leader, spokesman

        1. Mk. 8:29

        2. Mk. 10:28

        3. Jn. 6:67,68

        4. Acts 2-5

    D. inner circle

        1. Mk. 5:37

        2. Mk. 9:2

        3. Mk. 14:33

    E. received special attention from Jesus

        1. Lk. 5:10

        2. Matt. 16:17

        3. Lk. 22:31

        4. Jn. 21:15

    F. impulsive, hasty

        1. Matt. 16:22 (rebuked Jesus)

        2. Matt. 14:28 (walk on water)

        3. Jn. 13:8,9 (foot washing)

        4. Jn. 18:10 (sword, ear)

        5. Matt. 26:33 (cock crow)

        6. Jn. 21:7 (fishing)

 

II. Book

    A. from "Babylon" - 1 Pet. 5:13

        1. literal?

        2. figurative?

            a. world?

            b. Rome (or anywhere in empire)?

                1) 1 Pet. 5:13

                2) Col. 4:10

    B. to church in northern Turkey - 1 Pet. 1:1

        1. 1 Pet. 1:1

        2. Acts 2:9 (Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia)

        3. not all evangelized by Paul

            a. Acts 16:7

        4. may have been evangelized by Peter

            a. 1 Cor. 9:5

            b. Gal. 2:11

    C. to "those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout..." - 1 Pet. 1:1

        1. includes both Jewish and Gentile backgrounds

            a. 1 Pet. 1:14,18

            b. 1 Pet. 2:9

            c. 1 Pet. 4:3

 

III. Message - God’s grace in persecution

    A. don’t deny Jesus - Jn. 18:15-27

        1. 1 Pet. 4:12-19

        2. 1 Pet. 5:8-11

    B. don’t lose faith and sink - Matt. 14:28-31

        1. 1 Pet. 2:4-10

        2. 1 Pet. 2:21-25

    C. love Jesus more than anything - Jn. 21:15ff

            1. 1 Pet. 1:8

            2. 1 Pet. 1:22