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).
1. Introduction: 1Pe 1:1,2
2. The hope of salvation: 1Pe 1:3–12
3. God's requirements for life: 1Pe 1:13 –
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
e) Instruction to different groups: 1Pe 5:1–11
4. Final greetings: 1Pe 5:12–14