Paraphrasing Lesson 2- Observation from 1 Peter 1:1-9
1 Peter 1:1-9
It is God who cause His people to be born again.
Published November 19th, 2020; Updated November 21st, 2020
1. Peter presented himself as an Apostle of Jesus Christ. 2. Peter is the sender of the letter. 3. The letter was addressed to the elect exiles scattered in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. 4. Peter greeted them with grace and peace from God. 5. By God’s foreknowledge Peter described his recipients as: -sanctified by the Holy Spirit -people cleansed by Christ’s blood -people destined for obedience to God 6. The body of the letter started with gratitude to God the Father. 7. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 8. Jesus Christ is their Lord. 9. God has great mercy. 10. It is God who cause them to be born again. 11. They were born again because of God’s Great Mercy. 12. Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead. 13. They have been born again through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 14. The hope identified by Peter is a living hope. 15. There is an inheritance that is lasting & pure from God. 16. The inheritance is kept in heaven. 17. God guards His people for a salvation 18. There will be a time that is called “the last time” or the “revelation of Jesus Christ”. 19. There is a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 20. Peter encourages them to rejoice in God’s promise. 21. Peter says they may be grieved by the trials. 22. They may be tested through trials. 23. There is a genuine faith. 24. The testing of faith was compared to a gold tested by fire. 25. Genuine faith is more precious than gold. 26. After the trials, genuine faith will result to praise and glory and honor in the last days. 27. They love God even without seeing Him. 28. They believed even without seeing Him. 29. There is a joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory. 30. The outcome of faith is salvation of souls.