1st Peter



  • I. Salutation (1:1–2)
  • II. Thanksgiving (1:3–12)
  • III. Holy Living (1:13–2:10)
  • IV. Christian Relationship (2:11–3:12)
  • V. Suffering (3:13–4:19)
  • VI. Shepherds and Their Flock (5:1–11)
  • VII. Closing Benediction (5:12–14)
  • Hahn, S. (Ed.). (2009).
    • In Catholic Bible Dictionary (p. 700). New York; London; Toronto; Sydney; Auckland: Doubleday.


Peter writes his first letter to advise Christians in the Roman Empire how to deal with suffering and persecution.



Favourite Quotes:

  • “like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 2:5).

  • “Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; 16 yet do it with gentleness and reverence”. (1 Peter 3:15–16).

  • “Baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you” (1 Peter 3:21)

  • “Rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings” (1 Peter 4:13).

  • “clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another” (1 Peter 5:5).

  • “Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

  • “Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering” (1 Peter 5:8-9).

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