Tuesday: Key Themes

Jesus is the Way

Read 1 Peter 1:3-12. What is Peter’s main message in these verses? In his greeting to his readers in 1 Peter 1:1-2, Peter has already mentioned the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (1 Pet. 1:2). The three members of the Godhead form the subject of 1 Peter 1:3-12. The Father and the Son are the … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Elected

God's Chosen

Read 1 Peter 1:2. What else does this tell us about those to whom Peter had been writing? What does he call them? Whether writing to specifically Jewish or Gentile believers, Peter was sure about one thing: they were “elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father” (1 Pet. 1:2). Here, though, one needs … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: To the Exiles

The Exiles

If you were given a piece of paper that began, “Dear Sir,” you would realize that you were reading a letter. And you would assume that the letter came from somebody you probably weren’t close to. Just as modern letters have a standard way to begin, so do ancient letters. First Peter begins as any … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Peter the Person

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