Some also maintain that the book reflects a situation that did not exist until after peter s death, suggesting that the persecution referred to in 4. That the apostle peter is the author of 1 peter however, is certain. The first epistle of peter, usually referred to simply as first peter and often written 1 peter, is a book of the new testament. This is the holy book of 1 peter, known as the first epistle general of peter. In the book of 1 peter, kyle idleman walks through the short letter and unpacks the importance of our. Since you have already tasted the goodness and kindness of the lord. This popup book was used while teaching a preschool class lessons about peter. Praise be to the god and father of our lord jesus christ. The book of 1 st peter is a general epistle apostolic letter. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.
Peters journey to an apostle of christ is found throughout the new testament. The book of 2nd peter is a general epistle apostolic letter. First peter is the second of the general epistles or catholic letters, the writings of apostles to the church at large. Then, peters plight of spreading the good news is found in the book of acts, and he wrote two letters to new christians which were adopted. Its purpose was to warn against the increasing number of false teachers attacking the truth of the gospel of jesus christ. The letter teaches, for example, that christ is the stone rejected by the builder 2.
Its purpose was to warn against the increasing number of false. No other book of the bible focuses on suffering and glory as much as first peter. His ministry was primarily to the jews, as the apostle pauls was to the gentiles. Watch our overview video on 1 peter, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Peter, an apostle of jesus christ, to the strangers scattered throughout pontus, galatia, cappadocia, asia, and bithynia, elect according to the. He was called by jesus to follow him at matthew matt. Thus in 1 peter silass greek may be seen, while in 2 peter it may be peter s rough greek that appears.
Complete our how to study a book of the bible lessons with 1 peter. Why did the christians have to undergo trials, and why was peters first letter timely. In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of jesus christ from the dead niv. Blue letter bible is a free, searchable online bible program providing access to many different bible translations including. Follow a versebyverse approach to complete a book study. The first book of peter niv audio holy bible high quality. Study scripture verses and use highlighting, underlining, and take notes in the bible. Outline of the book of i peter an introduction to the study. The material in this letters bears definite resemblance to his messages in the book of acts.
Moreover, the letter reflects the history and terminology of the gospels and acts notably peters speeches. The first epistle of peter 1 peter from the holy bible new international version niv book 60 please note we have increased the volume and the pitch of the audio for a clearer sound, so. We will add a series index one we have several books online. Books of the bible list order complete new and old testament. Free interactive bible quizzes with answers and high score tables. An urgent call to shepherd gods flock peters instruction to shepherds 1 peter 5,, 6 lessons. Study the book of 1 peter with jen wilkin in this 9session bible study. I prefer to make them into a booklet that goes home at the end of the month. The first word of this epistle, peter, identifies the author, who called himself an apostle of jesus christ 1 peter 1.
The opening verse of the epistle claims it was written by peter, who was clearly the leader among christs apostles. Its purpose was to encourage suffering christians and to call them to personal holiness. He was an outspoken and ardent disciple, one of jesus closest friends, an apostle, and a pillar of the church galatians 2. When false teachers begin to whisper their sweet words into the ears of immature christians, the body of christ. Peter was enthusiastic, strongwilled, impulsive, and, at times, brash. If you are teaching about the books of the bible, dont miss all our printable bible coloring pages for kids. As the early christians declared abroad the excellencies of god, the kingdom work prospered and increased throughout the roman empire. Internal evidence for the apostle peters authorship 1. Additional names for peter in the bible include simon, simeon peter, and cephas. In 1 peter, he shares concerns about issues for the early believers and points us to humility and submission. Peter is one of the most prominent figures in the gospels and acts, and paul refers to him throughout his letters.
In addition, indepth study tools are provided on the site with access to commentaries, encyclopedias, dictionaries. Expand your understanding of 1 peter for personal spiritual growth by reading the book in its entirety throughout each week of study. Book of first peter overview insight for living ministries. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in christ guide the study of 1 peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week.
He wrote this letter to a group of christians scattered throughout the northern areas of asia minor, where he may have previously preached the gospel. These are all of the chapters of the book of 1 peter. Peter is writing to christians in a world that is becoming increasingly hostile to them now that the romans, as well as the jews, are persecuting the church. After being imprisoned several times in jerusalem because of his faith, peter left with his wife and possibly others. The key personalities are the apostles peter and paul. The name peter means a rock or stone jesus knew the destiny of peter. For instance, there are similarities between 1 peter and peters speeches in the biblical book of acts, allusions to several historical sayings of jesus indicative of. The gospels of matthew, mark, and luke list peter as the very first disciple called on by jesus, followed closely by peters brother andrew, then james and john. In which i explain how an ancient, ambiguous, and diverse book leads us to wisdom rather than answers.
Then, peters plight of spreading the good news is found in the book of acts, and he wrote two letters to new christians which were adopted into the bible. T he apostle peter is one of the great stories of a changed life in the bible. A fun way to see how much you know about the bible whilst complementing your bible study. Its common for bible characters to go by two names, use a nickname, or like the apostle paul, to have one name in hebrew and another in greek peters original name was simon, but jesus called him cephas john 1. Keep a notebook handy to jot down questions, ideas and applications. The holy bible book 60 1 peter kjv dramatized audio.
It appears that 2 peter 2 may have used the book of jude as a source jude was likely written after peter died. And yet we as gods people must live in it every day. Most likely it was the persecution under the emperor nero in 64 ad where peter himself was martyred. The simonsimeon variation has been explained as reflecting the wellknown custom among jews at the time of giving the name of a famous patriarch or personage of the old testament to a male child along with a similar. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of. The author presents himself as peter the apostle, and, following catholic tradition, the epistle has been held to have been written during his time as bishop of rome or bishop of antioch, though neither title is used in the epistle. The apostle peter may have been the most outspoken of the twelve apostles in jesus ministry on earth.
Book of 1 peter read, study bible verses online bible study tools. Simon peter, and thomas called didymus, and nathanael of cana in galilee, and the sons of zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. The book of 1 peter was written during a great persecution happening to the church, because peter mentions the fiery trial which the christians were suffering under. He certainly became one of the boldest witnesses for the faith.
The glory of sufferingstudies in 1 peter 23 lessons. Peter is known by several other names in the bible. Peter explores a piece of doctrine, and then encourages the christians to apply it to their lives. I am so grateful for my identity in christ, and i am just as thankful that he forgives me when i mess up. Peter is often the first one to state the obvious and say what everyone else is thinking or at least what hes thinking, and he takes center stage in numerous biblical accounts.
The old testament also known as the jewish tanakh is the first 39 books in most christian bibles. To gods elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of pontus, galatia, cappadocia, asia and bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of god the father, through the sanctifying work of the spirit, to be obedient to jesus christ and sprinkled with his blood. Book of second peter overview insight for living ministries. A living hope in christ bible study book gospel coalition paperback january 1, 2016. Peter, an apostle of jesus christ, to the strangers scattered throughout pontus, galatia, cappadocia, asia, and bithynia, elect according to the foreknowledge of god the father, through sanctificatio. The key personalities are the apostle peter, silas, and mark. Peter, a man of faith and flaws and an eyewitness to the life of christ, challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. An introduction to the book of 1 peter alex strauch.
Bible studies 8 christian gifts 1 these items have been added to your cart. The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible. Peter, an apostle of jesus christ, to gods elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of pontus, galatia, cappadocia, asia and bithynia, who. This world looks nothing like the promised perfect kingdom of god.
Peter is the one who defended the inclusion of the gentiles nonjews into the christian church at the apostolic council in jerusalem. This epistle was written to give christians a fuller understanding of whats going on. First peter is the second of the general epistles or catholic letters, the writings of. The most popular bible verses from 1 peter found 105 verses 1 peter 2.691 27 1188 1330 1517 786 587 734 181 1430 645 171 937 851 1304 1420 214 1252 150 1379 1384 301 146 1487 682 886 239 1351 665 1104 451 717 473 1383 107 134 544 1099 1457 1409 1310 404 1497 399