New Study Beginning Tuesday, June 2: 1 Peter
Peter, one of the disciples of Jesus, writes this powerful book to the church during a time of immense persecution, with instructions on how to live for Christ. even in the face of uncertainty and that all of it is for His Glory and our good.
- Week 1: Context, 1 Peter 1 (Tuesday, June 2)
- Week 2: 1 Peter 2 (Tuesday, June 9)
- Week 3: 1 Peter 3 (Tuesday, June 16)
- Week 4: 1 Peter 4 (Tuesday, June 23)
- Week 5: 1 Peter 5 (Tuesday, June 30)
Suggested Study Plan
With this study, we will ask a set of questions each week. You can break these up across multiple days as best fits your schedule. You could do a question a day for five days or do 2-3 over a couple days. The beauty of this type of study is that you do not need to purchase a book and you can move at the pace you (or the Holy Spirit) need to.
Before You Begin:
I recommend starting the study by reading all of 1 Peter in one sitting. Begin each day by rereading that week’s passage. Each day, try a different version or method. Here are some suggestions:
- Start with ESV, NIV or another literal translation (not paraphrase)
- Listen to the passage using a Bible app
- Read a different translation each day (leaving The Message or The Voice for later in the week – when you’ve reached the application portion)
- Compare the difference between the translations
- Context: Because the Bible was written for us but not to us
- Who wrote this book? To whom what it written?
- When and where was it written?
- What genre is this book?
- What is going on in history during this time?
- Write a 2-3 sentence summary of this chapter.
- What happens in this story/chapter/passage?
- What is the author saying?
- No interpretation
The Character of God:
- What characteristics of God do you see in this passage?
- In light of Who God is, what do you learn about yourself?
Interpretation: What does this mean?
- To the original audience?
- To me?
- What is the Holy Spirit drawing your attention to?
Application: What do I need to do in response to these truths?