Gene Cunningham - February 2, 2003
1st Peter #2
Outline: (1) Foreknowledge — the eternal plan of the Father, 1Pe 1:1 to 1Pe 2:10; (2) Sanctification — the transforming work of the Spirit, 1Pe 2:11 to 1Pe 3:12; (3) Obedience and Sprinkling — the fruit of faith in Christ, 1Pe 3:13 to 1Pe 5:11. "God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ ought always to be blessed" (1Pe 1:3, 1Pe 2:9). What God is doing in our lives is the envy of angels (1Pe 4:12). Reasons to praise God: (1) at our spiritual birth, we were born into a living hope (1Pe 1:3); (2) We have security that isn't dependent on us (1Pe 1:4-5); (3) for salvation we have revealed day by day - delivered from dead works (1Pe 1:5). Believing is a decision that receives "salvation" — deliverance in time (1Pet 1:9, Jam 1:21); (4) sustaining by the word of God.
Conference notes for this series can be found [HERE]
Scripture References: James 1:21
From Series: "1st Peter - Fellowship of Fire - Denver Colorado - 2009"
These lessons were taught at the first annual Rocky Mountain Bible Conference in Spring 2009. First and Second Peter are grouped in what are called the General Epistles written to the church at large. The theme of First Peter is the refining and growth potential in our sufferings 1Pe 1:3 1Pe 1:6; 1Pe 2:2. This epistle was written to believers scattered by persecution throughout Asia Minor (1 Pe 1:1). The date was circa 64-65A.D. the beginning of Nero?s persecutions. First Peter is the best known and loved of these epistles called by E.J. Goodspeed ?One of the most moving pieces of persecution literature.? This epistle is written to suffering believers and is styled by Isaac Walton as ?affectionate loving lowly and humble?. This epistle conveys an intense expectation of the Lord?s return as seen in 1Pe 1:51Pe 1:71Pe 1:13; 1Pe 2:12; 1Pe 4:1317; 1Pe 5:14.