Gene Cunningham - February 2, 2003

1st Peter #7

1st Peter #7

Study sheet . "Sprinkling the blood" happens around us as we surrender, minister in obedience as a priest to others around us (1Pe 1:2). 1 Peter was written by Silvanus (1Pe 5:12). Be a follower of "the good" without fear (1Pe 3:11-22, 1Pe 2:21, Psa 56:3). Key verse (1Pe 3:15). 5 facets of suffering: (1) various trials - general irritations, mocking, temptations; (2) "suffering unjustly" (1Pe 2:19) - no real reason; (3) suffering for righteousness (1Pe 3:14); (4) sharing Christ's suffering (1Pe 4:13); (5) Satanic attack (1Pe 5:8-10). Our greatest danger is fear and deception -"fall from steadfastness" (2Pe 3:17-18). If —and Peter wishes it is true— you become a "follower of the good", then you'll "suffer for righteousness" and should be happy (1Pe 3:13-14). "Sanctify the Lord in your hearts" means to put God in His rightful place (1Pe 3:15). "Good conscience" comes from being cleansed (1Pe 3:16-18, Heb 9:14, Heb 10:22). Victorious proclamation Jesus made to prisoners bound (1Pe 3:19-20, 1Pe 1:11, 2Pe 2:4, Jude 1:6). An anti-type of baptism: Noah built the ark, got in and God sealed the door, then judged the earth - a picture of the rapture (Gen 7:16, 1Pe 3:20). After the judgment, the ark comes back. Christ is "The Ark", and we are saved because we are sealed united with Christ (1Co 12:13). All believers go home at the rapture (1Th 5:9-10, Rev 12:5, Tit 2:13). "Arm yourselves with the same mind" (1Pe 4:1-4, Eph 6:10-18) to have victory over your entangling sins (2Co 5:15). 

Conference notes for this series can be found [HERE

Scripture References: Revelation 12:5, Genesis 7:16, Jude 2:4, Hebrews 10:22, Hebrews 9:14, Ephesians 6:10-18, Psalms 56:3, Titus 2:13

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.

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