5 studies for individuals or groups.
The Christian has a wonderful future: but the Christian life is not easy in the present. How should we respond to the suffering we experience?
Christians in the west have had an easy ride for the last couple of centuries, with freedom to practise their faith, meet together, read and teach the Bible and spread the good news of the gospel. This is unusual compared with the experience of most Bible-believing Christians throughout history and worldwide today. But things could be changing. For how much longer can these freedoms be guaranteed?
Wise Christians understand that opposition and suffering are normal for the church and are prepared for anything. That's why Christians today need the message of 1 Peter—a letter to first-century believers surrounded by trials and hostility.
Why does God let this happen? How can my faith survive? How should I treat those who cause me suffering? These questions and more are covered in five sessions full of practical application. Let's be prepared, so that our faith "may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed" (1 Peter 1 v 7).
Table of contents
Why study 1 Peter?
1. Living with hope - 1 Peter 1 v 1-21
2. Living with one another - 1 Peter 1 v 22 – 2 v 10
3. Living in the world - 1 Peter 2 v 11 – 3 v 7
4. Living with hostility - 1 Peter 3 v 8 – 4 v 19
5. Living with confidence - 1 Peter 5 v 1-14
Christians face the difficulties that are common to all humans. And they endure suffering as God's people at the hands of a world which rejects God. How should we respond to our struggles? This is the key question Peter deals with in his first letter.
Author / Artist Tim Chester
Book Format Paperback / softback
Publisher The Good Book Company
Number of Pages 60
Thickness 8 mm
Height 203 mm
Width 135 mm