Church Life – 1 Peter 5:1-14

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-14 Church Leaders (5:1–4) In view of the persecution facing his readers, in this passage Peter gives directions regarding proper church leadership. Peter employs the […]

Suffering and Glory – 1 Peter 4:1-19

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 4:1-19 Pattern of Suffering (4:1–6) In 1 Pet. 3:13–17 Peter taught his readers that righteous suffering (or undeserved suffering) is itself a blessing from God […]

Righteous Suffering – 1 Peter 3:13-22

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 3:13-22 A Perspective (3:13–17) In 1 Pet. 3:13–14 Peter begins to unfold to his readers a proper perspective on suffering. Keep in mind the fact […]

Christian Marriage – 1 Peter 3:1-12

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 3:1-12 Guidelines for Wives (3:1–6) Submission is a concept that is incorporated into the dynamics of every human relationship, including: the state/citizen relationship, the employer/employee […]

Christian Living – 1 Peter 2:11-25

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 2:11-25 Honorable Conduct (2:11–12) In 1 Pet. 2:11–12 Peter writes of the glorification of God by the Gentiles that will happen in one of two ways. […]

Personal Holiness – 1 Peter 1:13-25

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 1:13-25 Call to Holiness (1:13–16) In beginning this verse with the word “therefore” Peter is in effect saying, “In light of the nature of salvation […]

Peter’s Greeting – 1 Peter 1:1-12

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 1:1-12 Peter’s Greeting (1:1–2) Peter begins his epistle by disclosing the identity of his intended readers, whom he writes were “pilgrims of the Dispersion” (1 […]

Introduction to 1 Peter

Authorship and Date The book of 1 Peter is one of the General Epistles. It was written by the apostle Peter, also known as Cephas, and formerly as Simon, who […]

Trust in God – Habakkuk 3:1-19

Read the Passage: Habakkuk 3:1-19 Plea for Mercy (3:1–2) In Hab. 3:1–2 Habakkuk asks for mercy in the midst of the impending judgment God had foretold in Hab. 1-2. This […]

Providence and Justice – Habakkuk 1:1-2:20

Read the Passage: Habakkuk 1:1-2:20 Background As with several of the other Minor Prophets, little is known about the prophet Habakkuk. Indeed, the name Habakkuk does not occur outside of […]