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Overview Outline of 1 Peter

Standing firm in the true grace of God

Part One—The True Grace of God is Given in Your Salvation (1Pe 1:1-2:10)

  1. The Gift and Greatness of Your Faith and Salvation (1Pe 1:1-1:12)
    1. Take comfort in God’s election/choice (1Pe 1:1-2)
    2. Praise God for the basis and benefits of your faith and salvation (1Pe 1:3-5)
    3. Rejoice even in the testing of your faith and salvation (1Pe 1:6-9)
    4. Understand the glory and grandeur of your New Testament faith and salvation (1Pe 1:10-12)
  2. The Practice and Purpose of Your Faith and Salvation (1Pe 1:13-2:10)
    1. Your salvation calls you to focus your hope (1Pe 1:13)
    2. Your salvation calls you to holiness (1Pe 1:14-16)
    3. Your salvation calls you to godly fear [reverence/awe/respect] (1Pe 1:17-21)
    4. Your salvation calls you to love the brethren (1Pe 1:22-25)
    5. Your salvation calls you to crave God’s Word (1Pe 2:1-3)
    6. Your salvation calls you to a new purpose: The worship of God (1Pe 2:4-10)

Part Two—The True Grace of God is seen in Your Submission (1Pe 2:11-3:12)

  1. Submission to your calling and purpose (1Pe 2:11-12)
    1. You must wage war against sin and pursue righteousness (1Pe 2:11-12a)
    2. You must make peace with who you are and why you are here (1Pe 2:11-12)
  2. Submission to civil authority (1Pe 2:13-17)
    1. To whom are we to submit? (1Pe 2:13-14)
    2. What are the motives for our submission? (1Pe 2:13-16)
    3. How can we live out this submission? (1Pe 2:16-17)
  3. Submission in society (1Pe 2:18-25)
    1. Submission is inextricably bound to our relationship with God (1Pe 2:18b, 19b, 21a)
    2. Submission should not be biased by how we are treated (1Pe 2:18)
    3. Submission is beautiful to God (1Pe 2:19-20)
    4. Submission is based on the Person and work of Jesus Christ (1Pe 2:21-25)
  4. Submission in the home (1Pe 3:1-7)
    1. The wife’s role (1Pe 3:1-6)
    2. The husband’s role (1Pe 3:7)
  5. Submission in summary/general (1Pe 3:8-12)
    1. Your submission will be evident in your selfless attitudes—especially toward the church (1Pe 3:8)
    2. Your submission will be evident in your selfless actions—especially in response to unjust hostility (1Pe 3:9a)
    3. Your submission is part of your calling—it brings blessing and intimacy with God (1Pe 3:9b-12)

Part Three—The True Grace of God Sustains You in Your Suffering (1Pe 3:13-5:14)

  1. The true grace of God (your hope of glory) compels you to entrust your soul to God’s perfect will in suffering for righteousness [Things to remember when faced with suffering for righteousness] (1Pe 3:13-4:19)
    1. You must understand the will of God in relation to suffering for doing what is right (1Pe 3:13-17)
    2. You must look at the glorious results of Christ’s suffering [according to the will of God] in the midst of your suffering for doing what is right (1Pe 3:18-22)
    3. You must decidedly live for the will of God, even if it means suffering unto death for doing what is right (1Pe 4:1-6)
    4. You must actively pursue ministry, love and the glory of God in the midst of your suffering for doing what is right, because the end is near (1Pe 4:7-11)
    5. You must persevere and commit yourself to God in the midst of your suffering for doing what is right (1Pe 4:12-19)
  2. The true grace of God (your hope of glory) equips you for victory in the spiritual battle involved in suffering (1Pe 5:1-14)
    1. The true grace of God (your hope of glory) should govern your relations with other believers in light of the spiritual battle and suffering (1Pe 5:1-5)
    2. The true grace of God (your hope of glory) should govern your attitudes in the midst of the spiritual battle and suffering (1Pe 5:6-11)
    3. The true grace of God (your hope of glory) is able to make you stand firm (1Pe 5:12-14)
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