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1Pe, overview

Author: Peter

Time: AD 60

Summary: This letter was a general letter written to Christians in Asia Minor to help build a joyful hope in the face of persecution. After confirming the grace of God in giving salvation to the chosen, Peter commands submission to authorities -- despite persecution. He also shows that enduring suffering for Christ holds the promise of life forever.

Key verses: "If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed... If you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name" (1Pe 4:14,16).

Outline

1.
Introduction: 1Pe 1:1,2


2.
The hope of salvation: 1Pe 1:3–12


3.
God's requirements for life: 1Pe 1:13 – 5:11

a)
Being holy as God's people: 1Pe 1:13 – 2:12

b)
Submission to authorities: 1Pe 2:13–25

c)
Living for God: 1Pe 3:1 – 4:11

d)
Suffering for being a Christian: 1Pe 4:12–19

e)
Instruction to different groups: 1Pe 5:1–11



4.
Final greetings: 1Pe 5:12–14

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