StoneBridge Community Church
Peter: Rock On - "The Exiles" - 1 Peter 1:1-9
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 5:20 PM

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Peter - Rock On

1 Peter and 2 Peter are letters attributed to Peter, one of Jesus' first apostles. Following Jesus marks Christians as different from those around us. Peter wrote to help the Christians in his day understand how to live in a world that doesn't understand us, but how to also love and care for the world so that it can experience the hope of Jesus.

The Text in Context

"Peter introduces the problem of suffering in his epistle for the first time in the sixth verse of the first chapter. Suffering proves to be the theme of his epistle. Peter informs us that suffering is..." Click link to read more.

I. Who is Peter?

II. Who is Peter writing to?

III. Why is Peter writing?

IV. How does Peter encourage them?

V. Hope

1. Think of someone who is struggling in his or her faith.

2. Reach out to them to encourage them.

1. In 1 Peter 1:1-9, the recipients are referred to as "elect exiles" who have been chosen according to God's foreknowledge. What does it mean to be chosen by God, and how does this impact our understanding of our identity and purpose as Christians today?

2. Peter writes about the living hope that believers have through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. How does this living hope affect the way we navigate trials and sufferings in our lives?

3. In this passage, Peter emphasizes the imperishable and undefiled inheritance that is kept in heaven for believers. How does the promise of an eternal inheritance impact our perspective on life?

4. Peter encourages the believers to rejoice, even though they may be experiencing trials and grief. How can we cultivate a mindset of joy and gratitude in the midst of challenging circumstances?

5. In what ways are Christians today "exiles?" In what ways are Christians today not "exiles?"

6. In broad strokes, how does Peter encourage the early Christians to live?

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