Encouraged: Study of 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 3 Peter.

1.  Introduction

The course:





2.  1 Peter 1:1-9

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

Who is an apostle?______________________________

Is this written to Jews or Gentiles? _________________

Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

What is sanctification? __________________________

How are we made obedient by Christ’s death? _______

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

What is our lively hope? _________________________

How are we born again by Christ’s resurrection? ______

To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you,

What is our inheritance? _________________________

How long do we keep that inheritance? _____________

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

How does faith keep us? ________________________

How is salvation revealed to us? __________________

Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

How do we rejoice in the power of God? _____________

How do temptations bring heaviness?_______________

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

How is our faith tried? _________________________

How does the trial and advent connect? ___________

Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

What love does it talk about? ____________________

How does love, faith and joy connect? _____________

Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

What is the result of our faith? __________________



3. I Peter 1:10-25……WHEN?

Does this passage refer to the 1st or 2nd coming of Christ?

10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:

11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

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.


4.  1 Peter 2:1-12

1. What are we to do with the 5 evils? _______________

2a. How are we like newborn babes? ________________

2b. Why do we need the milk/Bible? __________________

3. How does the milk/Bible taste? ___________________

4. Who is the living stone? _________________________

5a. What is a spiritual house? ________________________

5b. How is the spiritual house built up? _______________

6, 7a. Who is the corner stone? _______________________

6,7b. Who believes in the corner stone? ________________

8a. Why do the disobedient stumble at the Bible? ________

8b. How is the cornerstone a rock of offense? ___________

9. How are we the four peoples that praise the Light? _____

10a. How do we now obtain mercy? ___________________

10b. Why did we not obtain mercy before? ______________

11. What do fleshly lusts do? _________________________

12a. What should people see in our good works?__________

12b. When is the day of visitation? _____________________


 5.   1 Peter 2:13-25

13-17   Authority and submission: government, bosses.

Governors are God’s servant. Are all? Why?


13. To whom are we to submit? _____________________

14.  What two things do governors do? _______________

15. What is the will of God?_________________________

16. Your freedom is no excuse to do what?_____________

17.  How de relate to authority in 4 ways?______________


18-25  Suffering: workers.

When we suffer unjustly, we win God’s approval. Why?


18. How are you to be subject to your boss? ____________

19. Are we to endure unfair treatment? ________________

20, 21. Should we suffer for doing right?_______________

22, 23.  When hurt, should we fight back ? ______________

24. How are we healed and why? ______________________

25. How are we like sheep and God like a shepherd?_______


I Peter 2:13-25 (alternate study, optional)

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

13. What is well doing?__________________________

16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

16.  What is freedom? _________________________

17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

17. What are the five groups we are to honor? ________

19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

18. Why do we suffer?__________________________

22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

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.

22.   How is Christ our real example? _______________

How do the six sections of this passage interrelate?



25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

25.  How is Christ the Shepherd of our souls? ________


6.  I Peter 3:1-22

1-2  How can wives win their husbands? ______

2     Is the man always the head of the house? _

3-5  What are the best ornaments? __________

6     How does a wife live without fear? ______

7     What are some of the things a husband should do? _________

8      What 5 actions unite husbands and wives?_

9      How do we bless? ___________________

10-14  How do we avoid evil? _____________

15   What are the reasons of our hope? _______

16-18   How can we suffer for doing good? ____

19-20   Who are spirits in prison? ____________

21-22   How is baptism like the resurrection? ___


  I Peter 3:1-22 (alternative, optional)

 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;  2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

6.  What council is given to wives? _________________

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

8 What council is given to husbands? _______________

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 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. 21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.


7.  1 Peter 4: 1-19   Suffering

4:1    What happens to us when we suffer in the flesh? ______________________

4:2    How do we avoid the lusts of men? ________________________________

4:3   What 6 things are the will of the Gentles? __________________________

4:4    What 2 things do the Gentiles think strange? _______________________

4:5-6   How do we live according to God in the spirit? ______________________

4:7  How do we watch unto prayer? _________________________________

4:8   What is the relationship between love and sin?______________________

4: 9-11   What are some of the gifts we receive? ____________________________

4:12-13  Why can we rejoice in fiery trials? ________________________________

4:14-19  What is the purpose of suffering?_________________________________

4:1-19   How is suffering a priviledge? ___________________________________

4: 19     How does God keep our souls in well doing? __________________________


8.  1 Peter 5:1-14

5:1-4  What are the elders to do? _______________________________________

5-9      Hoq are we like servants and soldiers? _______________________________

10-11   What the duration and dynamics of suffering ? _________________________

12-14   How does Silas connect here with Peter? _____________________________


9.  2 Peter 1: 1-7


10.  2 Peter 1:8-21


11.  2 Peter  2:1-22


12.  2 Peter 3:1-18


13.  Summary