Bible Study

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.

The Breakdown

  • 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?

Weekly Study:

Summary: 

  • 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?

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