1 Peter 1: Conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear

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1 Peter 1
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Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
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elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
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to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
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who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
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In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
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that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
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whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
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receiving the end of your faith; the salvation of your souls.
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Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,
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searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
12
To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven; things which angels desire to look into.
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Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
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as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your 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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because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."
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And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear;
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knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
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but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
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He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
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who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
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Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
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having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
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because "All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away,
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But the word of the LORD endures forever." Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

1 Peter 1:1-2

Grace to you and peace be multiplied

1 Peter 1:1-2
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Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
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elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

  1. Who is Peter writing to?
    • 1 Peter 1:1
      Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims 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
      elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

1 Peter 1:3-5

An inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you

1 Peter 1:3-5
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
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to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
5
who are kept by the power of God through faith for 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, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us 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 incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
  3. Who is keeping us for this inheritance?
    • 1 Peter 1:5
      who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:6-9

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials

1 Peter 1:6-9
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In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
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that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
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whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
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receiving the end of your faith; the salvation of your souls.

  1. How do we rejoice in this?
    • 1 Peter 1:6
      In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, 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 greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
  3. In what are we being grieved?
    • 1 Peter 1:6
      In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
  4. What is the genuineness  of our faith more precious than?
    • 1 Peter 1:7
      that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
  5. How is our faith being tested?
    • 1 Peter 1:7
      that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
  6. How will it be found?
    • 1 Peter 1:7
      that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
  7. Even though you have not seen Him, do you love Him?
    • 1 Peter 1:8
      whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
  8. Though you do not see Him, what do you do?
    • 1 Peter 1:8
      whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
  9. How do we now rejoice?
    • 1 Peter 1:8
      whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
  10. What will we receive in the end?
    • 1 Peter 1:9
      receiving the end of your faith; the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:10-12

Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you

1 Peter 1:10-12
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Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,
11
searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
12
To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven; things which angels desire to look into.

  1. Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched, what did they prophesy of?
    • 1 Peter 1:10
      Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,
         
  2. What time did they want to know?
    • 1 Peter 1:11
      searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
  3. What was revealed to them?
    • 1 Peter 1:12
      To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven; things which angels desire to look into.
  4. Who desired to look into these things?
    • 1 Peter 1:12
      To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven; things which angels desire to look into.

1 Peter 1:13-16

Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ

1 Peter 1:13-16
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Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
14
as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance;
15
but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
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because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."

  1. How are we to do and be?
    • 1 Peter 1:13
      Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
  2. What is our hope to rest fully upon?
    • 1 Peter 1:13
      Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to 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, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your 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
      because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."

1 Peter 1:17-21

And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear

1 Peter 1:17-21
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And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear;
18
knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
19
but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
20
He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
21
who through Him believe 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 the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear;
  2. How long are we to do this?
    • 1 Peter 1:17
      And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear;
  3. How were we not redeemed (bought out of slavery)?
    • 1 Peter 1:18
      knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
  4. How de we receive our previously aimless conduct?
    • 1 Peter 1:18
      knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
  5. By what were we redeemed?
    • 1 Peter 1:19
      but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
  6. When was Jesus foreordained?
    • 1 Peter 1:21
      who through Him believe 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 indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
  8. What did God do in Jesus, that your faith and hope are in?
    • 1 Peter 1:21
      who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.