Gene Cunningham - February 2, 2003
1st Peter #6
Sanctification comes through surrender (1Pe 2:11-13). Peter's warfare analogy (1Pe 2:11): winning comes from bring people to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (1Pe 2:12, 1Co 9:19-25). Peter's stair steps in the spiritual life (2Pe 1:5-6). Submission is the method to win some (1Pe 2:13-18, Act 4:19, Act 4:29). Christ was the model (1Pe 2:21-25). Adorning the doctrine of God (1Pe 3:1-6, Tit 2:10). The best thing a husband can give to his wife is the sense the she is valuable to him (1Pe 3:7). Christian life is relational; the key is submission (1Pe 3:8-12). Christ suffered for us leaving us an example (1Pe 3:18-22, 2Co 5:15). God has committed Himself to those who praise Him in the midst of suffering.
Conference notes for this series can be found [HERE]
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.