First Peter
A Path to Hope
First Peter is the third of the five Hebrew Christian or Messianic Jewish epistles (Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter and Jude.) These five epistles were primarily written to meet specific needs of the Jewish believers who were scattered as result great persecution.

First Peter focuses on HOPE--hope that is centered
on the finished work of the Messiah, not on the world we live in.

  1. What is Living Hope?  1 Peter 1:1-12
    To survive in the world we need hope--but not a hope-so, a know-so. Peter
    calls this a living hope.
  2. Rest in Hope 1 Peter 1:13-21
    Living hope is based on the grace of God. Here is how holiness and faith work with hope.
  3. The Word of Hope
    Is the Word of God sufficient for every aspect of my life?
    From 1 Peter 1:22-2:3
  4. Hope and the Work of God
    Are you a builder or destroyer? Find out why the image of the
    cornerstone can change your life and the life of the church.

    From 1 Peter 2:4-10
  5. Hope and Living in the World
    How to live in the world and how to live with each other!
    From 1 Peter 2:11-3:7
  6. Hope and Blessing Others
    How to be a blessing to others and how to share the blessing with others.
    From 1 Peter 3:8-17
  7. Hope and Suffering
    We can anchor our hope on four things that Jesus did.
    From 1 Peter 3:18-4:6
  8. Hope and Ministry
    Six character qualities that will insure your hope while ministering to others.
    From 1 Peter 4:7-19
  9. Hope and Humility
    Are you clothed with humility? Here is how humble leaders and humble followers release
    the grace of God in a community.

    From 1 Peter 5:1-11