I Peter 2:13-21

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 5, 2012

 

  • I Peter 2:13 – Like all verses, this one must be harmonized with other verses on the subject. We know from other passages that God’s law takes precedence over man’s law. We cannot submit to government laws that go against God’s law.
  • I Peter 2:16 – Some people claim that God’s grace is greater than their ability to sin, which means that their sins will not condemn them. This is false and is exactly what this verse teaches against. Just because God offers us forgiveness does not mean that we can do whatever we want and just ask for forgiveness later.

I Peter 2:5-12

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 29, 2012

 

  • I Peter 2:7-8 – See Acts 4:10-12. Peter here applies this directly to Jesus.
  • I Peter 2:9 – What God chose was a class of people who obeyed Him. He did not choose particular individuals to be saved as Calvinists teach.
  • I Peter 2:12 – “In the day of visitation” means the day that God visits people with salvation (Luke 1:68, 78-79; 7:16). This verse is talking about people who had slandered the Christians re-examining their faith because they witnessed the good deeds of the Christians and then glorifying God in the day they received salvation.

I Peter 1:17-2:5

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 22, 2012

 

  • I Peter 1:17 – “If” here is used in the sense of “Since you call on the Father.”
  • I Peter 1:20 – See Ephesians 1:3-4; 3:4-7. Before the foundation of the world, God planned to send Jesus to save man from his sins.
  • I Peter 1:22 – Some translations include the phrase “in the spirit” here after “obedience to the truth.” In this case, the word spirit should probably not be capitalized.
  • I Peter 2:2 – “Milk” here is not used in the same comparative sense that it is in Hebrews 5:12 (as opposed to solid food – the weightier matters of the law).

I Peter 1:1-16

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 15, 2012

 

  • I Peter 1:1 – Peter was the writer, but God was the author (John 14:26). This book is an exhortation to Christians, to strengthen them, and to comfort them.
  • I Peter 1:2 – God in His foreknowledge put the plan of salvation into action. If we take advantage of God’s plan, we are “elect.” If we choose not to take advantage of that plan, we are not “elect.” Calvinists teach the exact opposite, which is that God chooses individual people to be saved, regardless of their actions.
  • I Peter 1:3 – “Living hope” refers to the high position that Christians hold through the resurrection of Jesus.
  • I Peter 1:4Romans 1:16 tells us what this power of God is.

I Peter 3

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By David Watson

Benchley, April 15, 2012

 

  • I Peter 3:13 – We may be persecuted, but no one can truly harm us when we follow God’s commands.
  • I Peter 3:16-17 – See I Peter 2:12. A similar sentiment is repeated here regarding not giving others the opportunity to speak evil of us.
  • I Peter 3:21 – See Romans 6:3-4. Baptism is connected to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
  • We went and made proclamation…

I Peter 1

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