Friday: Further Thought – Major Themes in 1 and 2 Peter

Spectacles on Bible

Further Thought: Even amid the heavy theology, Peter’s letters put a strong emphasis on Christian life and how we should treat one another. In other words, yes, we need to know the truth as it is in Jesus. But even more important, we need to live the truth, too. Early on, we get these grand … [Click to read more …]

Major Themes in Peter – Teaching Plan

Christ, Cross and Scripture

Key Thought: Peter wrote about five areas of theology : 1. Christ’s sacrifice for our salvation 2. Godly conduct 3. The hope of Christ’s soon return 4. God’s plan for order in the church 5. The role of Scripture in our lives.. Lesson 13, June 24, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read 1 Peter 1:15-17. … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Major Themes in 1st and 2nd Peter

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Major Themes in 1st and 2nd Peter” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Primacy of Scripture

Scripture above All

Read the following passages. What do they say about the Bible that could help us to understand today what its role should be in our lives and faith? 1 Pet. 1:10-12 2 Pet. 1:16-20 2 Pet. 3:2 2 Pet. 3:16 In his second letter, Peter confronts false teachers. He directs his readers to two sources … [Click to read more …]

God’s Word is our Authority

Black man holding Bible in front of church.

Occasionally, at church or the Adventist school where I teach Bible and evangelism, someone will ask me, “What do we believe about such and such?” My response has always been, “I don’t know what you believe, but here is what I, and many Seventh-day Adventists believe,” and I show them in the Bible what I … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Order in Society and in the Church

Order in Society and the Church

Read the following passages. What does Peter say in these texts about the importance of both government and church leadership, and how Christians should respond to both? How should his words be applied to our situations today, regardless of where we live? 1 Pet. 2:11-21 1 Pet. 5:1-5 Peter lived at a time when Christians … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Hope in the Second Coming

Second Coming

Read the following texts, and note what is said about future events: 1 Pet. 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 1 Pet. 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time … [Click to read more …]

13 Major Themes in 1 and 2 Peter – Discussion starters

The end of this study. What are two or three blessings that you have experienced in our twelve weeks of study of the two epistles of Peter? Besides studying these two messages, have you also considered aspects of the life of Peter as he mentored his fellow disciples and the early church? Although as Protestants … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 13

The first Bible text in this weeks lesson, Isaiah 53:5, 6, reminded me of two songs from Handel’s “Messiah”; Chorus 24 “Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs” and “No 26 Chorus “ All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray”. The Memory Text then follows the story very closely with many beautiful hymns of the story … [Click to read more …]

Monday: How Should We Live?

A theme that Peter returns to more often than any other is posed by the question he asked in 2 Peter 3:11: “Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness?” (NRSV). Read the following texts. What does Peter … [Click to read more …]