1 Peter 2: Desire the Pure Milk of the Word, that You May Grow

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1 Peter 2
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Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking,
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as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,
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if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
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Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,
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you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
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Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame."
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Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,"
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and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
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But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
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who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
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Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
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having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
13
Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme,
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or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good.
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For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men;
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as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.
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Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
18
Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.
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For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
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For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.
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For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
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"Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth";
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who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
24
who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.
25
For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

1 Peter 2:1-3

As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious

1 Peter 2:1-3
1
Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking,
2
as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,
3
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

  1. What are we to lay aside?
    • 1 Peter 2:1
      Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking,
  2. How are we to desire the pure milk of the word?
    • 1 Peter 2:2
      as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,
  3. What will this cause to happen?
    • 1 Peter 2:2
      as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,
  4. What would make you desire the pure milk of the word?
    • 1 Peter 2:3
      if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

1 Peter 2:4-8

Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone"

1 Peter 2:4-8
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Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,
5
you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6
Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame."
7
Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,"
8
and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.

  1. How are we to come to Him?
    • 1 Peter 2:4
      Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,
  2. As living stones, what are being built up to?
    • 1 Peter 2:5
      you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
  3. What is also contained in the Scripture?
    • 1 Peter 2:6
      Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame."
  4. What is He to you who believe?
    • 1 Peter 2:7-8
      7
      Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,"
      8
      and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
  5. What is He to those who are disobedient?
    • 1 Peter 2:8
      and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
  6. Why do they stumble?
    • 1 Peter 2:8
      and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.

1 Peter 2:9-10

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light

1 Peter 2:9-10
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But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
10
who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

  1. What are kind of generation are you?
    • 1 Peter 2:9
      But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
  2. What are kind of priesthood are you?
    • 1 Peter 2:9
      But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
  3. What are kind of people are you?
    • 1 Peter 2:9
      But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
  4. What are you to proclaim?
    • 1 Peter 2:9
      But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
  5. What were you at one time?
    • 1 Peter 2:10
      who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
         
  6. What have you obtained?
    • 1 Peter 2:10
      who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
         

1 Peter 2:11-12

Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul

1 Peter 2:11-12
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Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
12
having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.

  1. As sojourners and pilgrims, what does Peter beg us to do?
    • 1 Peter 2:11
      Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
  2. What wars against our soul?
    • 1 Peter 2:11
      Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
  3. How is our conduct to be?
    • 1 Peter 2:12
      having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
  4. When they speak of us as evildoers, what do we hope for them?
    • 1 Peter 2:12
      having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.

1 Peter 2:13-17

Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake

1 Peter 2:13-17
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Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme,
14
or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good.
15
For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men;
16
as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.
17
Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

  1. Who are we to submit ourselves to?
    • 1 Peter 2:13-14
      13
      Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme,
      14
      or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good.
  2. What is the will of God regarding this?
    • 1 Peter 2:15
      For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men;
  3. What do we hope this will do?
    • 1 Peter 2:15
      For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men;
  4. How are we not to use our liberty?
    • 1 Peter 2:16
      as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.
  5. How are we to use it?
    • 1 Peter 2:16
      as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.
  6. Who are we to honor?
    • 1 Peter 2:17
      Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
  7. Who are we to love?
    • 1 Peter 2:17
      Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
  8. Who are we to fear?
    • 1 Peter 2:17
      Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
  9. What are we to do to the king?
    • 1 Peter 2:17
      Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

1 Peter 2:18-20

Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh

1 Peter 2:18-20
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Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.
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For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
20
For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.

  1. How are servants to be submissive to their masters?
    • 1 Peter 2:18-19
      18
      Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.
      19
      For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
  2. What if the master is harsh?
    • 1 Peter 2:18-19
      18
      Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.
      19
      For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
  3. What do we do for conscience sake when we suffer wrongfully?
    • 1 Peter 2:18-19
      18
      Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.
      19
      For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
  4. What is commendable to God?
    • 1 Peter 2:20
      For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.

1 Peter 2:21-25

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps

1 Peter 2:21-25
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For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
22
"Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth";
23
who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
24
who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.
25
For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

  1. What example did Christ give us to follow?
    • 1 Peter 2:21
      For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
  2. What did Jesus not commit?
    • 1 Peter 2:22
      "Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth";
  3. What was not found in His mouth?
    • 1 Peter 2:22
      "Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth";
  4. When He was reviled, what did He not do?
    • 1 Peter 2:23
      who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
  5. When He was suffered, what did He not do?
    • 1 Peter 2:23
      who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
  6. Who did He commit Himself to?
    • 1 Peter 2:23
      who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
  7. How did He bear our sins?
    • 1 Peter 2:24
      who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.
  8. What are we to live for?
    • 1 Peter 2:24
      who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.
  9. What are we healed by?
    • 1 Peter 2:24
      who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.
  10. What were we like?
    • 1 Peter 2:25
      For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
  11. To whom have we returned?
    • 1 Peter 2:25
      For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.