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Stand Firm in God’s Grace

Stand Firm in God’s Grace

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  1. Stand Firm in God’s Grace 1 Peter Introduction and Overview

  2. Background • Date: ca. A.D. 64-65 from Rome (5:13 “Babylon” refers to Rome as place of exile) • Trajan (AD 98-117) first Emperor to officially sanction persecution of Christians • Recipients: Mostly Gentile believers (1:18; 2:9-10, 4:3-4) in NW Asia Minor References: How to read the Bible Book by Book, Gordon Fee, Douglas Stuart 1 Peter commentary, Peter H. Davids

  3. Map of “Possible” Circulation of 1 Peter http://loveintruth.com/1peter/map.htm

  4. Background • Date: ca. A.D. 64-65 from Rome (5:13 “Babylon” refers to Rome as place of exile) • Trajan (AD 98-117) first Emperor to officially sanction persecution of Christians • Recipients: Mostly Gentile believers (1:18; 2:9-10, 4:3-4) in NW Asia Minor • Density of OT citations and allusions: second only to Revelation, equal to Hebrews. References: How to read the Bible Book by Book, Gordon Fee, Douglas Stuart 1 Peter commentary, Peter H. Davids

  5. Key Words & Phrases • Suffering (11x)

  6. Key Words & Phrases • Suffering (11x) Distressed by various trials (1:6) Tested by fire (1:7) Found to result in praise, glory, honor at revelation of Jesus Christ (1:8)

  7. Key Words & Phrases • Suffering (11x) Prophets… predicting the sufferings of Christ (1:11) And the glories to follow (1:11)

  8. Key Words & Phrases • Suffering (11x) Born … not of perishable seed (1:23) … but imperishable (1:23)

  9. Key Words & Phrases • Suffering (11x) Jesus was put to death in the flesh (3:18) But made alive in the sprit (3:18)

  10. Key Words & Phrases • Suffering (11x) If share in sufferings of Christ… rejoice (4:13) That at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice (4:13)

  11. Key Words & Phrases • Suffering (11x) After you have suffered for a little while (5:10) the God of all grace, who called you to glory … (5:10)

  12. Key Words & Phrases • Suffering (11x) Meta Narrative My suffering Glory to follow

  13. Key Words & Phrases • Suffering (11x) • Way of life, behavior (6x) • Be of sound mind / sober spirit (3x) • Brevity of time (A little while) (6x) • Glory (12x) • Hope (5x) • Spirit / spiritual (8x) • God’s will (4x) • Election / calling (10x) • Save / salvation (6x)

  14. 1 Peter Outline • Salutation (1:1-2) • Salvation: Living out the hope within (1:3-2:10) • Sanctification: Do the right thing… no matter what (2:11-4:6) • Suffering: Stand firm because Jesus is coming (4:7-5:11) • Summary: Stand Firm (5:12-14)

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