1 Peter 1: Conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile

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1 Peter Chapter 1:1-2

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father.

1 Peter 1:1-2
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Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
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according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
  1. Who is Peter writing to?
    1 Peter 1:1
    Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
  2. At the elect, according to the foreknowledge of God, what is our sanctification for?
    1 Peter 1:2
    according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

1 PeterChapter1:3-5

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.

1 Peter 1:3-5
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
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to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
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who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
  1. According to His abundant mercy, what has He begotten (caused us to be born again) us again to?
    1 Peter 1:3
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
  2. How does Peter describe our inheritance?
    1 Peter 1:4
    to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
  3. Who is keeping us for this inheritance?
    1 Peter 1:5
    who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 PeterChapter1:6-9

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials.

1 Peter 1:6-9
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In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,
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so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
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Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
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obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
  1. How do we rejoice in this?
    1 Peter 1:6
    In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,
  2. What is happening for a little while, if need be?
    1 Peter 1:6
    In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,
  3. In what are we being grieved?
    1 Peter 1:6
    In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,
  4. What is the genuinenessof our faith more precious than?
    1 Peter 1:7
    so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  5. How is our faith being tested?
    1 Peter 1:7
    so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  6. How will it be found?
    1 Peter 1:7
    so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  7. Even though you have not seen Him, do you love Him?
    1 Peter 1:8
    Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
  8. Though you do not see Him, what do you do?
    1 Peter 1:8
    Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
  9. How do we now rejoice?
    1 Peter 1:8
    Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
  10. What will we receive in the end?
    1 Peter 1:9
    obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 PeterChapter1:10-12

Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ.

1 Peter 1:10-12
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Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully,
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inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories.
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It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
  1. Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched, what did they prophesy of?
    1 Peter 1:10
    Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully,
  2. What time did they want to know?
    1 Peter 1:11
    inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories.
  3. What was revealed to them?
    1 Peter 1:12
    It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
  4. Who desired to look into these things?
    1 Peter 1:12
    It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.

1 PeterChapter1:13-16

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 1:13-16
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Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
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As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
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but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
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since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
  1. How are we to do and be?
    1 Peter 1:13
    Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  2. What is our hope to rest fully upon?
    1 Peter 1:13
    Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  3. As obedient children, what are we not to do?
    1 Peter 1:14
    As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
  4. But as He who called you is holy, how are we to be?
    1 Peter 1:15
    but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
  5. What is written?
    1 Peter 1:16
    since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

1 PeterChapter1:17-21

And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile.

1 Peter 1:17-21
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And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
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knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
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but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
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He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you
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who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
  1. And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, how are you to conduct yourself?
    1 Peter 1:17
    And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
  2. How long are we to do this?
    1 Peter 1:17
    And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
  3. How were we not redeemed (bought out of slavery)?
    1 Peter 1:18
    knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
  4. How de we receive our previously aimless conduct?
    1 Peter 1:18
    knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
  5. By what were we redeemed?
    1 Peter 1:19
    but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
  6. When was Jesus foreordained?
    1 Peter 1:21
    who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
  7. When was He manifest (brought to light)?
    1 Peter 1:20
    He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you
  8. What did God do in Jesus, that your faith and hope are in?
    1 Peter 1:21
    who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

1 Peter 2: Desire the Pure Milk of the Word, that You May Grow

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1 Peter Chapter 2:1-3

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

1 Peter 2:1-3
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So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.
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Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—
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if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
  1. What are we to lay aside?
    1 Peter 2:1
    So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.
  2. How are we to desire the pure milk of the word?
    1 Peter 2:2
    Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—
  3. What will this cause to happen?
    1 Peter 2:2
    Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—
  4. What would make you desire the pure milk of the word?
    1 Peter 2:3
    if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

1 PeterChapter2:4-8

So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The Stone that the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone.”

1 Peter 2:4-8
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As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,
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you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
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For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
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So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The Stone that the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone,”
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and “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they Disobey the Word, as they were destined to do.
  1. How are we to come to Him?
    1 Peter 2:4
    As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,
  2. As living stones, what are being built up to?
    1 Peter 2:5
    you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
  3. What is also contained in the Scripture?
    1 Peter 2:6
    For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
  4. What is He to you who believe?
    1 Peter 2:7-8
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    So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The Stone that the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone,”
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    and “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they Disobey the Word, as they were destined to do.
  5. What is He to those who are disobedient?
    1 Peter 2:8
    and “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they Disobey the Word, as they were destined to do.
  6. Why do they stumble?
    1 Peter 2:8
    and “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they Disobey the Word, as they were destined to do.

1 Peter Chapter 2:9-10

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9-10
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But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
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Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
  1. What are kind of generation are you?
    1 Peter 2:9
    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
  2. What are kind of priesthood are you?
    1 Peter 2:9
    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
  3. What are kind of people are you?
    1 Peter 2:9
    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
  4. What are you to proclaim?
    1 Peter 2:9
    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
  5. What were you at one time?
    1 Peter 2:10
    Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
  6. What have you obtained?
    1 Peter 2:10
    Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

1 Peter Chapter 2:11-12

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

1 Peter 2:11-12
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Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
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Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
  1. As sojourners and pilgrims, what does Peter beg us to do?
    1 Peter 2:11
    Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
  2. What wars against our soul?
    1 Peter 2:11
    Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
  3. How is our conduct to be?
    1 Peter 2:12
    Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
  4. When they speak of us as evildoers, what do we hope for them?
    1 Peter 2:12
    Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

1 Peter Chapter 2:13-17

Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.

1 Peter 2:13-17
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Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme,
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or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.
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For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.
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Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
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Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
  1. Who are we to submit ourselves to?
    1 Peter 2:13-14
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    Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme,
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    or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.
  2. What is the will of God regarding this?
    1 Peter 2:15
    For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.
  3. What do we hope this will do?
    1 Peter 2:15
    For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.
  4. How are we not to use our liberty?
    1 Peter 2:16
    Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
  5. How are we to use it?
    1 Peter 2:16
    Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
  6. Who are we to honor?
    1 Peter 2:17
    Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
  7. Who are we to love?
    1 Peter 2:17
    Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
  8. Who are we to fear?
    1 Peter 2:17
    Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
  9. What are we to do to the king?
    1 Peter 2:17
    Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

1 PeterChapter2:18-20

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.

1 Peter 2:18-20
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Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.
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For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.
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For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.
  1. How are servants to be submissive to their masters?
    1 Peter 2:18-19
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    Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.
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    For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.
  2. What if the master is harsh?
    1 Peter 2:18-19
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    Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.
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    For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.
  3. What do we do for conscience sake when we suffer wrongfully?
    1 Peter 2:18-19
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    Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.
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    For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.
  4. What is commendable to God?
    1 Peter 2:20
    For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.

1 PeterChapter2:21-25

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

1 Peter 2:21-25
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For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
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He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.
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When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.
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He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
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For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
  1. What example did Christ give us to follow?
    1 Peter 2:21
    For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
  2. What did Jesus not commit?
    1 Peter 2:22
    He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.
  3. What was not found in His mouth?
    1 Peter 2:22
    He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.
  4. When He was reviled, what did He not do?
    1 Peter 2:23
    When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.
  5. When He was suffered, what did He not do?
    1 Peter 2:23
    When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.
  6. Who did He commit Himself to?
    1 Peter 2:23
    When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.
  7. How did He bear our sins?
    1 Peter 2:24
    He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
  8. What are we to live for?
    1 Peter 2:24
    He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
  9. What are we healed by?
    1 Peter 2:24
    He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
  10. What were we like?
    1 Peter 2:25
    For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
  11. To whom have we returned?
    1 Peter 2:25
    For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

1 Peter 4: Since Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking

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1 Peter Chapter 4:1-6

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.

1 Peter 4:1-6
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Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
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so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.
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For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.
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With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you;
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but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
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For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.
  1. What has Christ done in the flesh?
    1 Peter 4:1
    Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
  2. How are we to arm our minds?
    1 Peter 4:1
    Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
  3. What must we do to cease from sin?
    1 Peter 4:1
    Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
  4. How should we live the rest of our lives?
    1 Peter 4:2
    so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.
  5. What have we spent enough time in the past doing?
    1 Peter 4:3
    For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.
  6. How did we once behave?
    1 Peter 4:3
    For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.
  7. What do they think is strange about us now?
    1 Peter 4:4
    With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you;
  8. Who will they give an account to?
    1 Peter 4:5
    but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
  9. Why was the gospel also preached to those who are dead?
    1 Peter 4:6
    For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.

1 PeterChapter4:7-11

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 4:7-11
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The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.
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Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
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Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.
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As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
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whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
  1. Because the end of all things is at hand, how are we to be?
    1 Peter 4:7
    The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.
  2. How are we to love one another?
    1 Peter 4:8
    Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
  3. What does love cover?
    1 Peter 4:8
    Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
  4. How are we to be hospitable to one another?
    1 Peter 4:9
    Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.
  5. What has each one of received?
    1 Peter 4:10
    As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
  6. Who are we to use it to?
    1 Peter 4:10
    As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
  7. How are we to use our gift?
    1 Peter 4:10
    As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
  8. If anyone speaks, how are they to do it?
    1 Peter 4:11
    whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
  9. If anyone serves (ministers), how are they to do it?
    1 Peter 4:11
    whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
  10. Why are we to do this?
    1 Peter 4:11
    whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

1 PeterChapter4:12-16

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

1 Peter 4:12-16
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Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
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But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
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If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
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But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler.
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Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
  1. What should we not think to be strange?
    1 Peter 4:12
    Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
  2. To what extent are we to rejoice?
    1 Peter 4:13
    But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
  3. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, why are you blessed?
    1 Peter 4:14
    If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
  4. What is this on your part?
    1 Peter 4:14
    If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
  5. For what things are we not to suffer?
    1 Peter 4:15
    But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler.
  6. If you suffer as a Christian, what are you not to be?
    1 Peter 4:16
    Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.

1 PeterChapter4:17-19

Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

  1. What time has come?
    1 Peter 4:17
    For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
  2. What will it be for those who do not obey the gospel?
    1 Peter 4:17
    For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
  3. Who is scarcely save?
    1 Peter 4:18
    And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”
  4. Who are those who suffer according to the will of God, to commit their souls to ?
    1 Peter 4:19
    Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

1 Peter 3: Wives, be submissive to your own husbands

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1 Peter Chapter 3:1-6

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.

1 Peter 3:1-6
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Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,
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when they see your respectful and pure conduct.
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Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—
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but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
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For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,
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as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.
  1. Why is a wife to be submissive to her own husband?
    1 Peter 3:1
    Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,
  2. What is he is disobedient to the word?
    1 Peter 3:2
    when they see your respectful and pure conduct.
  3. How can a wife win her husband?
    1 Peter 3:2
    when they see your respectful and pure conduct.
  4. What will they observe that will change them?
    1 Peter 3:2
    when they see your respectful and pure conduct.
  5. How should their adornment not be?
    1 Peter 3:3
    Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—
  6. How should they adorn the hidden person of the heart?
    1 Peter 3:4
    but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
  7. Who is this very precious to?
    1 Peter 3:4
    but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
  8. What did holy women in former times to adorn themselves?
    1 Peter 3:5
    For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,
  9. Who did Sarah obey?
    1 Peter 3:6
    as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.
  10. What did she call Abraham?
    1 Peter 3:6
    as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.
  11. To be her daughter, what must women do?
    1 Peter 3:6
    as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.
  12. What are they not to be afraid with?
    1 Peter 3:6
    as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.

1 Peter Chapter 3:7-12

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

1 Peter 3:7-12
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Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
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Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
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Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
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For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;
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let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
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For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
  1. How is a husband to live with his wife?
    1 Peter 3:7
    Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
  2. Why must he give honor to her?
    1 Peter 3:7
    Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
  3. What are they heirs together of?
    1 Peter 3:7
    Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
  4. If he does not do this, what will be hindered?
    1 Peter 3:7
    Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
  5. What kind of mind are we to have?
    1 Peter 3:8
    Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
  6. With what kind of heart are we to love one another?
    1 Peter 3:8
    Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
  7. How are we to treat each other?
    1 Peter 3:8
    Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
  8. What are we not to return for evil?
    1 Peter 3:9
    Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
  9. What are we to return rather than reviling?
    1 Peter 3:9
    Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
  10. Why should we return blessing?
    1 Peter 3:10
    For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;
  11. If we return blessing, what will we inherit?
    1 Peter 3:10
    For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;
  12. What are we to turn away from and do?
    1 Peter 3:11
    let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
  13. What are we to pursue?
    1 Peter 3:11
    let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
  14. Who are the eyes of the Lord on?
    1 Peter 3:12
    For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
  15. What does He hear?
    1 Peter 3:12
    For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
  16. Who is the face of the Lord against?
    1 Peter 3:12
    For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

1 Peter Chapter 3:13-17

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled.

1 Peter 3:13-17
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Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
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But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,
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but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
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having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
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For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.
  1. If we are followers of what is good, can anyone really harm us?
    1 Peter 3:13
    Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
  2. When we suffer for doing what is right, what do we not need to fear or be troubled about?
    1 Peter 3:14
    But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,
  3. Who are we to sanctify in our hearts?
    1 Peter 3:15
    but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
  4. What do we need to always be ready to do?
    1 Peter 3:15
    but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
  5. With what kind of attitude are we to do this?
    1 Peter 3:15
    but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
  6. When they defame you as an evil doer, what will happen to them when you have a good conscience?
    1 Peter 3:16
    having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
  7. What is better than suffering for doing evil?
    1 Peter 3:17
    For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.

1 PeterChapter3:18-22

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.

1 Peter 3:18-22
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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
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in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,
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because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.
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Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
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who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.
  1. How many times did Christ suffer for the just?
    1 Peter 3:18
    For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
  2. Why did He do this?
    1 Peter 3:18
    For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
  3. How did He do this?
    1 Peter 3:18
    For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
  4. To whom did He preach?
    1 Peter 3:19
    in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,
  5. What had they formerly been?
    1 Peter 3:20
    because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.
  6. What happened in the days of Noah?
    1 Peter 3:20
    because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.
  7. How many were saved?
    1 Peter 3:20
    because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.
  8. What is this an antitype (picture) of?
    1 Peter 3:21
    Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
  9. What now saves us?
    1 Peter 3:21
    Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
  10. What does baptism not remove?
    1 Peter 3:21
    Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
  11. How is baptism an appeal to God?
    1 Peter 3:21
    Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
  12. Where has Jesus gone to?
    1 Peter 3:22
    who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.
  13. Where is He now seated?
    1 Peter 3:22
    who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.
  14. Who has been made subject to Him?
    1 Peter 3:22
    who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.

1 Peter 5: Humble yourselves under, that He may exalt you in due time

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1 Peter Chapter 5:1-5

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

1 Peter 5:1-5
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So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:
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shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly;
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not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.
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And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
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Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
  1. Who did Peter exhort (encourage)?
    1 Peter 5:1
    So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:
  2. What did he tell them to do to the flock?
    1 Peter 5:2
    shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly;
  3. How were they to serve?
    1 Peter 5:2
    shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly;
  4. How were they not to serve?
    1 Peter 5:2
    shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly;
  5. What were the elders not to do?
    1 Peter 5:3
    not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.
  6. What were they to be?
    1 Peter 5:3
    not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.
  7. If the elders do this, what will they receive when the Chief Shepherd appears?
    1 Peter 5:4
    And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
  8. Why are younger people and all of us, to submit to one another?
    1 Peter 5:5
    Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

1 PeterChapter5:6-11

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:6-11
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Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
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casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
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Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
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Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
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And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
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To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
  1. If we humble ourselves, what will He do in due time?
    1 Peter 5:6
    Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
  2. Why are we to cast all our cares upon Him?
    1 Peter 5:7
    casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
  3. Why must we be sober?
    1 Peter 5:8
    Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
  4. Who is the devil seeking to devour?
    1 Peter 5:8
    Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
  5. How are we to resist the devil?
    1 Peter 5:9
    Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
  6. Who else is experiencing this?
    1 Peter 5:9
    Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
  7. What has the God of all grace called us to?
    1 Peter 5:10
    And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
  8. What will He do after you have suffered a while?
    1 Peter 5:10
    And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
  9. How long will the glory be to Him?
    1 Peter 5:11
    To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

1 PeterChapter5:12-14

By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it.

1 Peter 5:12-14
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By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it.
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She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son.
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Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
  1. Who was this letter written by?
    1 Peter 5:12
    By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it.
  2. Who sent greetings?
    1 Peter 5:13
    She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son.
  3. Who else sent greetings?
    1 Peter 5:13
    She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son.