PETER-1 TOTAL CHAPTERS: 5
PETER-1 TOTAL VERSES: 105
TOTAL WORDS: 2,482
DATE WRITTEN: 63 AD
Everlasting Inheritance. To encourage Christians in their suffering. Doctrine of Christ, Church and the last days.
Peter, Christians residing in Pontus, Cappadocia, Galatia, Asia, and Bithynia.
BOOK OF PETER-1 KEY VERSES:
1:3: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
2:9: But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
2:24: He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
5:8-9: Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
This book Peter-1 is also a letter written by Peter who is one among four prominent apostles of Jesus. Peter original name was Simeon son of Jonah. Born in a Greek city of Bethsaida but he also lived in Capernaum in Galilee. He worked as a fisherman and have much contact with Gentiles. Peter was one of the first disciples called. He always stands first in the lists of disciples. Peter wrote this epistle around 60-65AD to Christians scattered throughout the region of Asia Minor modern-day Turkey addressing to Christians residing in Pontus, Cappadocia, Galatia, Asia, and Bithynia, a vast area of approx. 200,000 square Km. The subject of this letter is pure knowledge. Peter explains that misleading teachers had crawled in and were quietly undermining the true teachings of the Gospel. Peter experienced persecution as he himself was punished, abused, beaten and imprisoned for preaching the Word of God. He understood what it took to stand firm. This understanding of living hope in Jesus was the message and Christ’s example was the one to follow. Peter penned down rules for wives, husbands, slaves, elders and almost all people in general.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter#1. The Trial of Your Faith is Precious. A new birth to a living hope. Salvation in Jesus Christ is no news, but a matter foretold before. Be Holy In All Your Conduct.
Chapter#2. Suffering in the Light of His Suffering. Submission To Established Authority. Living as foreigners in the world. Patiently suffer for well doing, after the example of Christ.
Chapter#3. Wives And Husbands. How to Win a Negative Husband. Show fellow feeling; seek peace. Return evil with blessing. Christ suffered for sins to draw us to God.
Chapter#4. Strange Trials and Suffering. Live for God’s will, as Christ did. End of all things has drawn close. The end is near. Do not be surprised when trials come.
Chapter#5. Christian Service, Leaders and People. Leadership And Humility. Shepherd the flock of God. Be humble and watchful. Throw all anxiety on God. Resist the devil. God will strengthen you. Peace to you all.