Bible studies that include an introduction, context, section headings and open discussion questions. Copy the two pages back to back and fold it in the middle to A5 size so that Prayer comes first and Obey and Share at the end.
Outline of 1 Peter: Following Jesus in a hostile world
- Suffering proves salvation (1 Peter 1:1-12). So let’s:
- Be holy (1 Peter 1:13-21)
- Love one another & Long for the word (1 Peter 1:22 – 2:3)
- We are a holy people (1 Peter 2:4-11). So let’s pursue excellent behavior:
- Behavior towards authority (1 Peter 2:11-25)
- Behavior towards spouses & others (1 Peter 3:1-12)
- Suffering as a Christian (1 Peter 3:13-22). So:
- Living for God (1 Peter 4:1-11)
- Suffering tests us (1 Peter 4:12-19). So:
- Leadership and humility in the church (1 Peter 5:1-7)
- Stand firm in the faith (1 Peter 5:8-14)
Trials and suffering can cause us to sin and give up following Jesus. But God offers us the privileges of salvation, Christ’s example and godly living. Now we must use these to persevere in hard times and not give up. This requires perseverance like when the football (soccer) team was rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand in July 2018.