Complete Study Of 1 Peter


Peter addresses his letter to the ‘pilgrims of the dispersion,’ 1 Peter 1:1, those Christians who were scattered and living in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, which are provinces in what is now called Turkey.

He reminds the Christians in Asia Minor of the persecution they experienced, 1 Peter 1:6, and he tells them that more persecution is on its way, 1 Peter 4:12-19. However, whilst all this persecution is taking place, he encourages them to remain faithful, 1 Peter 1:13 / 1 Peter 4:16 / 1 Peter 5:8-9.

He also reminds them of their duties and the blessings they have because they are God’s elect, 1 Peter 1:2 and he reminds them that they are God’s special people, 1 Peter 2:9.


Now there is no doubt about the apostle Peter being the writer of this letter because he tells us himself, 1 Peter 1:1, and he reminds us that he was a witness of Christ’s sufferings, 1 Peter 5:1.

This is the same Peter whose brother’s name was Andrew, John 1:35-42, both of who were fishermen, John 1:40-42. Peter was married, Matthew 8:14-15 / Mark 1:30, and later became an elder of the church, which also implies he had children, 1 Peter 5:1 / 1 Peter 5:13 / Titus 1:6.


Most commentators say that Peter wrote this letter around 63-64 A.D.


Salutation. 1 Peter 1:1-2
The method and nature of salvation. 1 Peter 1:3-12
A demand for holiness. 1 Peter 1:13-2:3
A description of the people of God. 1 Peter 2:4-10
The Christian witness in the world. 1 Peter 2:11-3:12
Submission to the governing powers. 1 Peter 2:13-17
Subjection to masters in imitation of Christ’s example. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Relationships between wives and husbands. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Compassion and forgiveness among all Christians. 1 Peter 3:8-12
Appeals and promises to the persecuted. 1 Peter 3:13-4:19
Assurance for faithful servants. 1 Peter 5:1-9
Praises to God and greetings to the church. 1 Peter 5:10-14

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Complete Study Of 1 Peter