The Writer: (1:1)

The Apostle Peter (1:1). Peter was a man of three names: (1) Simon was his given name (2)Peter ["a stone'"] was the name Jesus gave him and (3) Cephas, which was the Aramaic equivalent of "Peter"

The Readers: (1:1)

Christians scattered throughout a region that is present day modern Turkey. They were facing great trials and persecution for their faith in Jesus.

The Theme: (5:10)

Suffering, Grace and Glory. In this life all believers will experience a multitude of trials. It is by God's grace we are able to stand (5:12) and by faith in His Word we have hope (a confident expectation) that all of this will lead to glory someday.

The Purpose: (5:12)

To encourage believers in the midst of trials and suffering. Peter is the apostle of hope.

Our sincere prayer:

is that this series of messages will help you, dear friend, to be encouraged as you walk with Christ.





KJV and TR Greek Text on Pulpit


First Peter:

1 Peter 1:1,2 "The Epistle of Persecution and Hope"

1 Peter 1:3-5 "The Blessings of Our Salvation"

1 Peter 1:6-8 "The Present Sufferings of the Believer"

1 Peter 1:9-12 "The Believer's Great Salvation"

1 Peter 1:13-17 "Practical Precepts for Believers"

1 Peter 1:18-20 "God's Glorious Salvation"

1 Peter 1:22-25 "Sincere Love and Supernatural Seed"

1 Peter 2:4-10 "The Results of Coming to Jesus"

1 Peter 2-19-25 Follow His Steps"

1 Peter 3:1-7 "The Duties of Christian Wives and Husbands"

1 Peter 3:8-17 "General Duties of All Christians"

1 Peter 3:18-22 "Christ's Sufferings and Resurrection"

1 Peter 4:1-6 "The Rest of Your Time"

1 Peter 4:7-11 "Spiritual Duties for God's Glory"

1 Peter 4:12-19 "The Persecutin of the Christian"

1 Peter 5:1-4 "God's Under-shepherds"

1 Peter 5:5-7 "Anxieties and How to Deal with Them"

1 Peter 5:8-9 "Your Adversary--the Devil"

1 Peter 5:10-14 "The God of All Grace"