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the first epistle of peter

Living Stones week 5

1 peter 2.11-25


Living Stones

Eschatolog y Now

Living in Exile, Looking Like Jesus • Messages from Other Peoples’ Mail • Sanctification and Suffering, Good Deeds and Glory, 2.11-12

• Living Regarding the State, 2.13-17 • Living Regarding Masters, 2.18-20

• Looking like Jesus: Redemptive Suffering, 2.21-25 • Bringing it Together

living stones • week 5


Living

Messages Stones

from

Other Peoples’ Mail

The New Testament Acts

Pauline Epistles

General Epistles

Rom • 1-2 Cor • Gal •!Eph • Phi • Col •

James • 1-2 Peter •

1-2 Thess • 1-2 Tim • Tit • Phil • Heb

1-3 John • Jude

It’s always interesting to look at the “seams”


Living

Messages Stones

from

Other Peoples’ Mail

The New Testament Acts

Pauline Epistles

General Epistles

Rom • 1-2 Cor • Gal •!Eph • Phi • Col •

James • 1-2 Peter •

1-2 Thess • 1-2 Tim • Tit • Phil • Heb

1-3 John • Jude

It’s always interesting to look at the “seams”

It appears that (the end) of Hebrews introduces major themes that the GE pick up on.


Living

Messages Stones

from

Other Peoples’ Mail

The New Testament Acts

Pauline Epistles

General Epistles

Rom • 1-2 Cor • Gal •!Eph • Phi • Col •

James • 1-2 Peter •

1-2 Thess • 1-2 Tim • Tit • Phil • Heb

1-3 John • Jude

It’s always interesting to look at the “seams”

It appears that (the end) of Hebrews introduces major themes that the GE pick up on.

A great summary of the GE can actually be found in Hebrews.


Living

Messages Stones

from

Other Peoples’ Mail

The New Testament Acts

Pauline Epistles

General Epistles

Rom • 1-2 Cor • Gal •!Eph • Phi • Col •

James • 1-2 Peter •

1-2 Thess • 1-2 Tim • Tit • Phil • Heb

1-3 John • Jude

The GE appear to pick up threads from the end of Hebrews and develop them into a theology of perseverance in faith through suffering to salvation


Living Stones

Eschatolog y Now

Living in Exile, Looking Like Jesus • Messages from Other Peoples’ Mail • Sanctification and Suffering, Good Deeds and Glory, 2.11-12

• Living Regarding the State, 2.13-17 • Living Regarding Masters, 2.18-20

• Looking like Jesus: Redemptive Suffering, 2.21-25 • Bringing it Together

living stones • week 5


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Introduction

1 Peter 2.11-12 Stones Sanctification & Suffering, Good Deeds & Glory Beloved, I urge you as

sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your

soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that

when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your

good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

•

What words, themes, and ideas do you read in this passage that we’ve read before?


Living

Introduction

1 Peter 2.11-12 Stones Sanctification & Suffering, Good Deeds & Glory Beloved, I urge you as

sojourners and exiles to abstain

you read in this passage that

from the passions of the flesh,

we’ve read before?

which wage war against your

soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that

when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your

good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

What words, themes, and ideas do

This passage seems to serve as an introduction or a heading for the book’s body (up to 5.11).


Living

Introduction

1 Peter 2.11-12 Stones Sanctification & Suffering, Good Deeds & Glory Beloved, I urge you as

sojourners and exiles to abstain

you read in this passage that

from the passions of the flesh,

we’ve read before?

which wage war against your

soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that

when they speak against you as

This passage seems to serve as an introduction or a heading for the

evildoers, they may see your

book’s body (up to 5.11).

good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

What words, themes, and ideas do

From here, we’re going to start reading how this theology plays out in “test case” situations that rub on real life.


Living Stones

Eschatolog y Now

Living in Exile, Looking Like Jesus • Messages from Other Peoples’ Mail • Sanctification and Suffering, Good Deeds and Glory, 2.11-12

• Living Regarding the State, 2.13-17 • Living Regarding Masters, 2.18-20

• Looking like Jesus: Redemptive Suffering, 2.21-25 • Bringing it Together

living stones • week 5


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

Stones Living Regarding the State Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, institution whether it be to the emperor as supreme,

or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by

doing good you should put to

silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are

free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor

everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

•

1 Peter 2.13-17

This is a broad statement.


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

Stones Living Regarding the State

1 Peter 2.13-17

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to

This is a broad statement.

it be to the emperor as supreme,

The motivation for the Christian is

every human institution, whether

or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by

doing good you should put to

silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are

free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor

everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

very strong.


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

Stones Living Regarding the State

1 Peter 2.13-17

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to

This is a broad statement.

it be to the emperor as supreme,

The motivation for the Christian is

every human institution, whether

or to governors as sent by him to

very strong.

punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by

doing good you should put to

silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are

free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor

everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

The result affects others.


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

Stones Living Regarding the State

1 Peter 2.13-17

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to

This is a broad statement.

it be to the emperor as supreme,

The motivation for the Christian is

every human institution, whether

or to governors as sent by him to

very strong.

punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For

The result affects others.

doing good you should put to

The model is sacrifice.

this is the will of God, that by

silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are

free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor

everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

Stones Living Regarding the State

1 Peter 2.13-17

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to

This is a broad statement.

it be to the emperor as supreme,

The motivation for the Christian is

every human institution, whether

or to governors as sent by him to

very strong.

punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For

The result affects others.

doing good you should put to

The model is sacrifice.

people. Live as people who are

The mode is relational “leveling.”

this is the will of God, that by

silence the ignorance of foolish free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor

everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.


Living Stones

Eschatolog y Now

Living in Exile, Looking Like Jesus • Messages from Other Peoples’ Mail • Sanctification and Suffering, Good Deeds and Glory, 2.11-12

• Living Regarding the State, 2.13-17 • Living Regarding Masters, 2.18-20

• Looking like Jesus: Redemptive Suffering, 2.21-25 • Bringing it Together

living stones • week 5


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

Stones Living Regarding Masters Servants, be subject to your

masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a

gracious thing, when, mindful of

God, one endures sorrows while

suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are

beaten for it, you endure? But if

when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.

•

1 Peter 2.18-20

This text ties in to the last one and stands parallel to it.


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

Stones Living Regarding Masters Servants, be subject to your

masters with all respect, not only

•

gracious thing, when, mindful of

God, one endures sorrows while

suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are

beaten for it, you endure? But if

when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.

This text ties in to the last one and stands parallel to it.

to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a

1 Peter 2.18-20

•

The call depends on the servant, not on the master.


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

Stones Living Regarding Masters Servants, be subject to your

masters with all respect, not only

gracious thing, thing when, mindful of

is it if, when you sin and are

beaten for it, you endure? But if

when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.

The call depends on the servant, not on the master.

God, one endures sorrows while

suffering unjustly. For what credit

This text ties in to the last one and stands parallel to it.

to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a

1 Peter 2.18-20

How is this “grace?”


Living Stones

Eschatolog y Now

Living in Exile, Looking Like Jesus • Messages from Other Peoples’ Mail • Sanctification and Suffering, Good Deeds and Glory, 2.11-12

• Living Regarding the State, 2.13-17

• Living Regarding Masters, 2.18-20 • Looking like Jesus: Redemptive Suffering, 2.21-25 • Bringing it Together

living stones • week 5


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

1 Peter 2.21-25 Stones Looking Like Jesus: Redemptive Suffering 1 For to this you have been called 2 because Christ also suffered for you 3 leaving you an example 4 so that you might follow in his steps 5 He committed no sin 6 neither was deceit found in his mouth 7 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; 8 when he suffered, he did not threaten 9 but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly 10 He himself bore our sins 11 in his body on the tree 12 that we might die to sin 13 and live to righteousness 14 By his wounds you have been healed 15 For you were straying like sheep 16 but have now returned to the Shepherd 17 and Overseer of your souls.

1-4: the exemplary model of Christ


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

1 Peter 2.21-25 Stones Looking Like Jesus: Redemptive Suffering 1 For to this you have been called 2 because Christ also suffered for you 3 leaving you an example 4 so that you might follow in his steps 5 He committed no sin 6 neither was deceit found in his mouth 7 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; 8 when he suffered, he did not threaten 9 but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly 10 He himself bore our sins 11 in his body on the tree 12 that we might die to sin 13 and live to righteousness 14 By his wounds you have been healed 15 For you were straying like sheep 16 but have now returned to the Shepherd 17 and Overseer of your souls.

1-4: the exemplary model of Christ 5-6: the innocence of Christ


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

1 Peter 2.21-25 Stones Looking Like Jesus: Redemptive Suffering 1 For to this you have been called 2 because Christ also suffered for you 3 leaving you an example 4 so that you might follow in his steps 5 He committed no sin 6 neither was deceit found in his mouth 7 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; 8 when he suffered, he did not threaten 9 but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly 10 He himself bore our sins 11 in his body on the tree 12 that we might die to sin 13 and live to righteousness 14 By his wounds you have been healed 15 For you were straying like sheep 16 but have now returned to the Shepherd 17 and Overseer of your souls.

1-4: the exemplary model of Christ 5-6: the innocence of Christ 7-9: the suffering of Christ


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

1 Peter 2.21-25 Stones Looking Like Jesus: Redemptive Suffering 1 For to this you have been called 2 because Christ also suffered for you 3 leaving you an example 4 so that you might follow in his steps 5 He committed no sin 6 neither was deceit found in his mouth 7 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; 8 when he suffered, he did not threaten

1-4: the exemplary model of Christ 5-6: the innocence of Christ 7-9: the suffering of Christ

9 but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly 10 He himself bore our sins 11 in his body on the tree 12 that we might die to sin 13 and live to righteousness 14 By his wounds you have been healed 15 For you were straying like sheep 16 but have now returned to the Shepherd 17 and Overseer of your souls.

10-13: the substitution of Christ


Living

Exiles in a Broken Society

1 Peter 2.21-25 Stones Looking Like Jesus: Redemptive Suffering 1 For to this you have been called 2 because Christ also suffered for you 3 leaving you an example 4 so that you might follow in his steps 5 He committed no sin 6 neither was deceit found in his mouth 7 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; 8 when he suffered, he did not threaten

1-4: the exemplary model of Christ 5-6: the innocence of Christ 7-9: the suffering of Christ

9 but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly 10 He himself bore our sins 11 in his body on the tree 12 that we might die to sin

10-13: the substitution of Christ

13 and live to righteousness 14 By his wounds you have been healed 15 For you were straying like sheep 16 but have now returned to the Shepherd 17 and Overseer of your souls.

14-17: the redemption of Christ


Living Stones

Eschatolog y Now

Living in Exile, Looking Like Jesus • Messages from Other Peoples’ Mail • Sanctification and Suffering, Good Deeds and Glory, 2.11-12

• Living Regarding the State, 2.13-17 • Living Regarding Masters, 2.18-20

• Looking like Jesus: Redemptive Suffering, 2.21-25 • Bringing it Together

living stones • week 5


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Bringing it T ogether Stones •

It will help us to keep 2.11-12 in mind as we continue to read in 1 Peter. Transitioning to the book's body, these verses reiterate the introduction's central themes of being different than the world, suffering for it, but persevering in doing what God deems right for the redemption of those watching and the glory of the redeeming Lord; this is life in exile


Living

Bringing it T ogether Stones •

The “test case” scenarios given in 1 Peter orbit around a couple of texts like the poetic section in 2.21-25.


Living

Bringing it T ogether Stones •

The “test case” scenarios given in 1 Peter orbit around a couple of texts like the poetic section in 2.21-25.

Christ’s suffering is exemplary


Living

Bringing it T ogether Stones •

The “test case” scenarios given in 1 Peter orbit around a couple of texts like the poetic section in 2.21-25.

Christ’s suffering is exemplary

Christ’s suffering is innocent (not due to sin)


Living

Bringing it T ogether Stones •

The “test case” scenarios given in 1 Peter orbit around a couple of texts like the poetic section in 2.21-25.

Christ’s suffering is exemplary

Christ’s suffering is innocent (not due to sin)

Christ’s suffering is redemptive


Living

Bringing it T ogether Stones •

The “test case” scenarios given in 1 Peter orbit around a couple of texts like the poetic section in 2.21-25.

Christ’s suffering is exemplary

Christ’s suffering is innocent (not due to sin)

Christ’s suffering is redemptive

Our suffering for doing good in an evil world is the same. It provides a visible example of Christ’s work; it provides, for some, redemption.


Living

Bringing it T ogether Stones •

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