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Week 18

April 24,25,26,27,28,29,30

Reading Checklist

  • Sunday, 1 Peter 4-5
  • Monday, 2 Peter 1-2
  • Tuesday, 2 Peter 3-1 John 1
  • Wednesday, 1 John 2-3
  • Thursday, 1 John 4-5
  • Friday, 2 John - 3 John
  • Saturday, Jude - Revelation 1



Introduction to I Peter


  • Peter an Apostle of Jesus Christ
  • Silvanus was employed as an assistant for the first letter (1 Pet. 5:12) but none is mentioned for the second letter.
  • written AD 62 and 64. Paul was imprisoned around AD 60 to 62 and he never mentioned Peter. Likewise, Peter never mentions Paul being in Rome with him. Only Silvanus and Mark were with Peter (1 Pet. 5:12-13). This suggests that 1 Peter was after AD 62 when Paul was imprisoned and released for a time, but at a time before 2 Peter. So, when was 2 Peter written?
  • 2 Peter, like 1 Peter, was likely written from a Roman prison cell. The author of 2 Peter know that he is about to soon die as he writes “since I know that I will soon lay aside my tent, as our Lord Jesus Christ has indeed made clear to me” (2 Pet. 1:14)

The Purpose For Writing I Peter

  • To exhort and testify the revelation given to him 5:12
  • To fulfill the two commandments Lord gave personally to him.
  • Strengthen the brethren Luke 22:32 I Peter 5:10 II Peter 1:12
  • Feed the flock John 21:15-17 I Peter 5:2
  • To show the Word of the Lord endures forever I Peter 1:25
  • The Word was living in Peter ( 1:25)
  • The Word was to live in them (1:23, 25)
  • The Word is to live in us
  • Every believer is to be guarded by the power of God (1:5)


  • The TRUE Grace of God (I Peter 5:12)

1 Peter 5:12 — By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

Chapter 4

We should suffer patiently, after the example of Christ, 1. And no longer live according to our former custom, but disregard the scoffs of those who are incensed against us because we have forsaken their evil ways, who are shortly to give account to God for their conduct, 2-5. How the Gospel was preached to Jews and Gentiles, 6. As the end of all things was at hand, they should be sober, watchful, charitable, benevolent, good stewards of the bounty of Providence; and, when called to instruct others, speak as the oracles of God, 7-11. Of the persecutions and trials which were coming upon them, and how they were to suffer so as not to disgrace their Christian character, 12-16. Judgment was about to begin at the house of God, and even the righteous would escape with difficulty from the calamities coming upon the Jews; but they must continue in well-doing, and thus commit the keeping of their souls to their faithful Creator, 17-19.

Trials 1:6,7; 2:19-23; 4:12,13,19; 5:9,10 A season of heaviness Sickness 2:24 By Whose stripes ye were healed Opportunity to witness 3:13-21; 4:13; 5:1,2 Give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you The Stewardship of the Believer 4:1,7 - 5:14 Having the mind of Christ 4:1 Have the love of God 4:8 Having the gifts of God 4:10 Having the ability which God gives 4:11 Having the glory of God revealed in your life 4:14; 5:1

Chapter 5

Directions to the elders to feed the flock of God, and not to be lord over God's heritage, that when the chief Shepherd does appear, they may receive a crown of glory, 1-4. The young are to submit themselves to the elder, and to humble themselves under the mighty hand of God, and cast all their care upon him, 6-7. They should be sober and watchful, because their adversary the devil is continually seeking their destruction, whom they are to resist, steadfast in the faith, 8, 9. They are informed that the God of all grace had called them to his eternal glory, 10- 11. Of Silvanus, by whom this epistle was sent, 12. Salutations from the Church at Babylon, 13. The apostolic benediction, 14.

The Submission of the believer

Submit yourself to God 5:5,6

Be steadfast 5:9, 12 Salute 5:13

Greet ye one anther with love and peace 5:14