A Traveler’s Guide for Christian Pilgrims

Peter’s First Letter to the Asian Churches

The Doors of Perception (1 Peter 1:1-2)

Asian Christians are under pressure from the Roman empire, and aren’t sure how to respond. Peter begins his answer by digging right down to the foundations of reality.

The Benefits of Citizenship (1 Peter 1:3-5)

Asian Christians ask Peter for a cost/benefit analysis of their new citizenship in Christ. Peter begins with the benefits.

The Costs of Citizenship (1 Peter 1:6-9)

Peter continues his cost/benefit analysis for Asian Christians.

Days of Future Past (1 Peter 1:10-13)

Peter explains how his readers can verify the cost/benefit analysis he has just offered.

Holiness and Everything After (1 Peter 1:14-21)

Peter begins to describe how Christians should be defined. He uses the word “holy”. But what does “holy” mean?

What is Love? Baby, Don’t Hurt Me (1 Peter 1:22-2:3)

Peter says that Christians should love one another deeply, from the heart. But what does that look like?

The Purpose Behind Everything So Far (1 Peter 2:4-10)

Peter finishes the introduction of his letter by explaining the ultimate purpose behind God’s call for Christians to live as foreigners.

How To Live As Foreigners: Christians and Government (1 Peter 2:11-17)

Peter digs into the details of what it looks like to live as a foreigner. He tells his friends to submit to government — but writes a world-changing virus into that submissive code.

How To Live As Foreigners: Slaves and Masters (1 Peter 2:18-25)

Peter talks about how Christian slaves should relate to their masters — and writes another world-changing virus into the code.

How To Live As Foreigners: Wives and Husbands (1 Peter 3:1-6)

Peter talks about how each Christian wife should relate to her husband.

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