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God loves you. Believe. Get fired up. Love God. Love others.
A letter to STRANGERS
A.D. 64 (July): Rome burned Nero did it Christians blamed A.D. 64-65: 1 Peter written To “strangers in the world”
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
1.What words are used to describe God’s people? 2.What does Peter say about the Trinity? 3.What exactly is “sanctifying”? 4.What exactly is “grace” 5.What exactly is “peace”?
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
1.What exactly is “praise”? What does Peter praise God for? 2.What exactly is the “new birth?” 3.What exactly is “hope”? 4.What exactly is “salvation”? 5.What on earth does any of this have to do with us today?
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