1 Peter 1:13 “Prepared Minds and Level Heads”

Peter spends a lot of time in the first 12 verses of this letter outlining breathtaking theological truths.  Writing to a church on the increasingly undeniable cusp of severe persecution, Peter tries to comfort them with the truth rather than divert their attention with distraction.  He reminds them -and us- that believers are to find […]

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1 Peter 1:13a – Because of all of that, now do this…

                  In chapter one, verse thirteen of 1 Peter, we see a transition indicated by the word “therefore”.  The word demonstrates a pivot to a conclusion or an action based upon what was previously written.  In the next few verses, Peter will give a series of commands […]

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1 Peter 1:10-12 – “Things into which angels long to look!”

As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they […]

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1 Peter 1:6-9

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation […]

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1 Peter 1:3-5 — The Inheritance of the Elect

Picking up in verse 3, the first bite into the meat of this letter is praise to God because He has chosen to save us sinners and moreover to give us hope in Christ Jesus. Early here, Peter makes an argument for the deity of Christ.  Again, we see Peter’s economy of words and propensity […]

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1 Peter 1:1-2 – The Elect

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in […]

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1 Peter: The Background, The Author, and His Audience

First Peter has a certain prescience to it (a “foreknowledge” if you will).  In speaking to the churches in the eastern part of 1st century Rome, Peter prepares them for persecution, and for how to conduct life, church, and themselves in the midst of unbelievers; particularly hostile unbelievers.  Peter covers a lot of ground, but […]

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