The book of First Peter is a pastoral letter to a people who are clearly struggling to live for Christ inside an unaccepting culture.  Peter writes not from fear or timidity, but rather out of courage and peace and hope.  Out of the truth that God’s people are loved and chosen unconditionally, Peter is able to paint a beautiful picture of the significance and the impact of joyful obedience in following the example of Christ in the face of struggle and opposition and suffering.  This world is not our home and the more we grow up into Christ the more foreign this earth and the things of this earth become.  Peter’s aim is to help the newly budding Church, out of place, forced to the fringes, to live and love and flourish while she waits for the return of Christ. 

August 6

Right Where We Are Supposed To Be

1 Peter 1:1-2

August 13

Born Again

1 Peter 1:3, 10-12

August 20

An Inheritance

1 Peter 1:4-5, 10-12

August 27

The Tested Genuineness

1 Peter 1:6-9, 10-12

September 3

Holiness Starts With Grace

1 Peter 1:13

September 10

Holiness Ends With Faith And Hope In God

1 Peter 1:14-21

September 17

Holiness Is A Call To Community

1 Peter 1:22-2:3

September 24

A Holy Priesthood

1 Peter 2:4-8


A People For His Own Possession

1 Peter 2:9-12

November 12

Be Subject

1 Peter 2:13-15

November 19

Be Free

1 Peter 2:16-17

November 26

Because Christ Suffered...

1 Peter 2:18-21

December 3

Dead To Sin And Alive To Righteousness...

1 Peter 2:22-25

February 2018

Husbands / Wives

1 Peter 3:1-7


To be continued in 2018...

1 Peter 3:8-5:14