1 Peter 1:17-21 is one long sentence in the Greek text. In this single sentence Peter tells his readers that their works will be judged. He also tells them about the precious cost of their redemption which has freed them from futility. [1500 words] Continue reading»
Bible Study Notes
In this week’s passage, Peter writes that in the past it was the prophets who investigated salvation; but in the present it is the angels who are investigating salvation.
Peter also gives several instructions to his readers, including the instruction to “be holy”. This session looks especially at holiness. [1700 words] Continue reading»
“. . . for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
1 Peter 1:6-7
In these few verses Peter reveals that each member of the Trinity has a role in salvation: the Father’s role is choosing, the Holy Spirit’s role is sanctifying, and the Son’s role was to be the redemptive sacrifice. But we have a role too. Continue reading»
Here’s an introduction to 1 Peter looking at who the letter was written by, who the letter was written to, and where the letter was written from.
It also looks at the key theme of 1 Peter – suffering for being a Christian. Continue reading»
Here are some of my personal hopes and aims for our Bible Study group as we study 1 Peter together. Continue reading»
In the New Testament there is more written about Peter than any other figure, except for Jesus Christ. The life of the apostle Peter is an example of human weakness transformed by the power and love of God. Continue reading»
Ultimately, there is only one sin that really matters as far as salvation and eternal life is concerned. Continue reading»
Background information on Paul and his letter to the Philippians. Continue reading»
Here is a list of the books that have been used in compiling these study notes. Continue reading»
With a few minor variations, Paul’s greeting to the Philippians is just like those in many of his other letters. What is the significance of these variations? Continue reading»
Does God expect us to be perfect?
In this session we look at what “fellowship” (koinonia) means; and at what “perfection” means. We also look at how Paul views giving. Continue reading»
What do you think the Apostle Paul would have been like to meet in person?
How do love and knowledge go together? Continue reading»
Today it is obvious that some ministers are using ministry as a way to get rich and famous. How do you feel about people who minister with motives of wealth, power or prestige?
How did Paul feel about Christian ministers who were motivated by selfish ambition? Continue reading»