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the first epistle of peter

Living Stones

being the people of God in the world


Living Course, Context, Content Stones • Course: Why? What? How? What for? • Context: Peter the Rock

• Content: 1 Peter’s Message • Coming Up…

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Course Introduction Stones Why? •

Turn to Deut. 31

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Our story: The Pentateuch is ending. Israel is gathered just outside the Promised Land, ready to enter. Moses, the prophet who has been leading God's people out of Egypt, the land of slavery and death, through the waters of the Red Sea toward the Promised Land of

blessing and life, the prophet who has been communicating God's Word to them, is passing off the scene. His death has been predicted and is

only pages away. Moses is giving his final speech to prepare Israel for life without the prophet. How will Israel be led now, without Moses?

What will be given to keep them on the right trajectory of following their Lord so that they may live long in the Land and enjoy blessing there?


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Course Introduction Stones Why? • God will provide 3 things for His people as they transition to life after

the prophet leaves their presence to be with the Lord (cf. MIQRA 10.1) •

(By the way, there’s a parallel here)

(1) Deut 31.1-8

! God provides new Leadership

(2)Deut 31.9-13

! God provides written Law

(3) Deut 31.14-29

! God provides new Lyrics


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Course Introduction Stones • •

What?

This AFC class will be more than passive Devotional; Commentary; Study; Teaching; Discussion

How?

Class preparation and participation

Personal interaction: during your devotions, with a guide

Commentary interaction: 1 Peter, Wayne Grudem

Community interaction: with each other, youth

What for?

Looking in the mirror to incarnate the Word on earth


Living Course, Context, Content Stones • Course: Why? What? How? What for? • Context: Peter the Rock

• Content: 1 Peter’s Message • Coming Up…

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Context of 1 Peter Stones

The New Testament Gospels

Acts/Epistles

announces and

anticipates the end amid the

establishes the story of redemption

continuing story of the mission of God’s people, their successes, failures and challenges

Revelation awaits final

consummation


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Context of 1 Peter Stones

The Hebrew Bible Torah (Instruction) (Pentateuch) announces and

establishes the story of redemption

Prophets anticipates the end amid the

continuing story of the mission of God’s people, their successes, failures and challenges

Writings awaits final

consummation


Living

Context of 1 Peter Stones

The New Testament Gospels Announces

Acts

Epistles Anticipates

Revelation Awaits


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Context of 1 Peter Stones

The New Testament Gospels Announces

Acts

Epistles Pauline Anticipates

General

Revelation Awaits


Living

Context of 1 Peter Stones

We are here!

The New Testament Gospels Announces

Acts

Epistles Pauline Anticipates

General Epistles

James • 1-2 Peter • 1-3 John • Jude

General

Revelation Awaits


Living

Context: Peter the Rock Stones 1 Peter 1.1–2 ESV

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of

the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the

sanctification of the Spirit, for

obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

•

Who is this Peter guy and where do we learn about him?


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Context: Peter the Rock Stones 1 Peter 1.1–2 ESV

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

do we learn about him?

To those who are elect exiles of

the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the

sanctification of the Spirit, for

obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Who is this Peter guy and where

What are some main themes of Peter’s character in the Gospels and Acts?


Living

Context: Peter the Rock Stones 1 Peter 1.1–2 ESV

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

do we learn about him?

To those who are elect exiles of

the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

of God the Father, in the

and Acts?

sanctification of the Spirit, for for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

What are some main themes of Peter’s character in the Gospels

according to the foreknowledge

obedience to Jesus Christ and

Who is this Peter guy and where

Is there any number particularly associated with Peter?


Living

Context: Peter the Rock Stones 1 Peter 1.1–2 ESV

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

do we learn about him?

To those who are elect exiles of

the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

of God the Father, in the

and Acts?

sanctification of the Spirit, for for sprinkling with his blood:

Is there any number particularly associated with Peter?

May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

What are some main themes of Peter’s character in the Gospels

according to the foreknowledge

obedience to Jesus Christ and

Who is this Peter guy and where

Is there a name (object) particularly associated with Peter?


Living Course, Context, Content Stones • Course: Why? What? How? What for? • Context: Peter the Rock

• Content: 1 Peter’s Message • Coming Up…

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Content: 1 Peter’s Message Stones •

1 Peter focuses its message on new-creation Christian life in the middle of an old-creation hostile world, a new life that is to be understood on the basis of "time" and "text."

"Time" in that 1 Peter proposes that for the believer, life in the present is to be based on the past and propelled by the future.

"Text" in that 1 Peter founds this understanding on Scripture; what is going on in the past, present, and future for God's people conforms to the Word, both written and incarnate.


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Content: 1 Peter’s Message Stones 1 Peter 1.1–2 ESV

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of

the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the

sanctification of the Spirit, for

obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Another way to put this might be that 1 Peter sits at the nexus of “exile” and “eschatology.”


Living

Content: 1 Peter’s Message Stones 1 Peter 1.1–2 ESV

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of

the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the

sanctification of the Spirit, for

obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Another way to put this might be that 1 Peter sits at the nexus of “exile” and “eschatology.”


Living

Content: 1 Peter’s Message Stones 1 Peter 1.1–2 ESV

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

that 1 Peter sits at the nexus of

To those who are elect exiles of

“exile” and “eschatology.”

the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the

sanctification of the Spirit, for

obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Another way to put this might be

Exile: living as foreigners in a land where things are unholy (not pleasing God) and usually hostile (opposed to God and His people)


Living

Content: 1 Peter’s Message Stones 1 Peter 1.1–2 ESV

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

that 1 Peter sits at the nexus of

To those who are elect exiles of

“exile” and “eschatology.”

the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the

sanctification of the Spirit, for

obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Another way to put this might be

Exile: living as foreigners in a land where things are unholy (not pleasing God) and usually hostile (opposed to God and His people)


Living

Content: 1 Peter’s Message Stones 1 Peter 1.1–2 ESV

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

that 1 Peter sits at the nexus of

To those who are elect exiles of

“exile” and “eschatology.”

the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the

Exile: living as foreigners in a land where things are unholy (not

sanctification of the Spirit, for

pleasing God) and usually hostile

obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood blood:

(opposed to God and His people)

May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Another way to put this might be

Eschatology: life in exile operates on the basis not of what is (suffering, trials, death) but what will be (the final revelation of Christ)


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Content: 1 Peter’s Message Stones •

See excerpts from Joel Green’s commentary in handout


Living Course, Context, Content Stones • Course: Why? What? How? What for? • Context: Peter the Rock

• Content: 1 Peter’s Message • Coming Up…

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Coming Up… Stones •

Devotion/Quiet Time Guide

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