By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 28, 2018

  • I Peter 1:1-16
  • Introduction to the book:
    • Writer: Peter
    • Author: Holy Spirit (John 14:26; 16:13; I Corinthians 2:13-14)
    • Audience: People who were scattered (probably from Jerusalem) and serving God in various other places.
  • I Peter 1:1-2 – One is chosen by God by the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. God foresaw that we would need a means of sanctification and salvation and provided it through Jesus.
    • “sprinkled with His blood” is for purification – a reference to the way men were purified under the Old Law.
  • I Peter 1:3 – See Romans 1:4; I Corinthians 15:42-57
  • I Peter 1:5 – See Romans 1:16; Philippians 3:21
  • I Peter 1:6-7 – Genuine faith is more precious than gold. Luke 6:46

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