The First Epistle of Peter

Peter probably wrote this epistle while he was serving as bishop of Rome, during the outbreak of persecution by Nero in A.D. 64.
The purpose of this epistle was to encourage the saints who were in danger of denying the Lord as a result of the persecution.
Chapter 1
Peter introduces himself as an apostle.
He teaches about the faith, hope, salvation, and grace that comes through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Jesus Christ was "foreordained before the foundation of the world."
[24] For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
[25] But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
Chapter 2
Peter teaches that Jesus Christ is the "chief corner stone."
[9] But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Peter also testifies of Jesus Christ's atoning sacrifice.
[24] Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
 Chapter 3
Peter teaches that husbands and wives should honor one another.
Peter also teaches that we should be compassionate toward each other and that we should refrain from speaking evil.
Jesus Christ preached unto the spirits in sprit prison after his death.
[18] For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
[19] By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
[20] Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
Chapter 4
Again, Jesus Christ preached unto the spirits in sprit prison after his death.
[5] Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
[6] For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
Peter teachs that the saints should rejoice when they are made partakers of Christ's suffering.
Chapter 5
Peter teaches
[6] Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
[7] Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

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