1 Peter Commentaries & Sermons


1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming
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Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
Another Chart from Charles Swindoll

COMPARISON OF POINTS OF EMPHASIS
FIRST AND SECOND PETER

FIRST PETER SECOND PETER
Letter of consolation Letter of Warning
Encouragement for the Church Error in the Church
Main teaching: Comfort for Suffering Saints Main teaching: Exposure of False Teachers
Suffering of Christ Glory of Christ
Christ - His Redemptive Title Lord - His Title of Dominion
Hope - Enables us to Face Trials Full Knowledge - Enables us to Recognize Error
External Opposition Internal Opposition
Hostility Heresy
Danger from Without Danger from Within
Hope in the Lord's Return Certainty of the Lord's Return
Walk in Holiness as God is Holy Growth in Grace and Knowledge of Christ
"Pain with a Purpose" "Poison in the Pew"

Adapted from Jensen's Survey of the New Testament and Wilkinson and Boa's Talk Thru the Bible

1 Peter Commentary
Verse by Verse

In Depth Commentary Expository Notes on site.  Literal, conservative, millennial, evangelical perspective by Bruce Hurt, MD

1 Peter 1

1 Peter 2

1 Peter 3

1 Peter 4

1 Peter 5

HENRY ALFORD
The New Testament for English Readers
1 Peter Commentary 1872

Read his fascinating brief biography - Henry Alford and Phil Johnson's related comments

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works).

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford).

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

HENRY ALFORD
The Greek New Testament
1 Peter Commentary

James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a...grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford...comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

PAUL APPLE
Commentary Notes on the New Testament

JACK ARNOLD
1 Peter Sermons

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WILLIAM BARCLAY
Daily Study Bible
Commentary on 1 Peter

D Edmond Hiebert - Prints the author's own translation. Barclay defends Petrine authorship of 1 Peter but not of 2 Peter. Valuable for its numerous helpful word studies and background material. Barclay holds that Christ's descent into Hades gave those who there heard Him a second chance.

Comment: I appreciate Barclay's unique insights on Greek words, but clearly his teaching about a "second chance" is NOT sound doctrine! Be an Acts 17:11 Berean with Barclay. See discussion of his orthodoxy especially the article "The Enigmatic William Barclay".

ALBERT BARNES
Commentary Notes on the New Testament

James Rosscup writes that Barnes "includes 16 volumes on the Old Testament, 11 on the New Testament. The New Testament part of this old work was first published in 1832–1851. Various authors contributed. It is evangelical and amillennial...Often the explanations of verses are very worthwhile." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

C H Spurgeon "Albert Barnes is a learned and able divine, but his productions are unequal in value, the gospels are of comparatively little worth, but his other comments are extremely useful for Sunday-school teachers and persons with a narrow range of reading, endowed with enough good sense to discriminate between good and evil....Placed by the side of the great masters, Barnes is a lesser light, but taking his work for what it is and professes to be, no minister can afford to be without it, and this is no small praise for works which were only intended for Sunday-school teachers." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

TONY BARTOLUCCI
Sermon Notes
1 Peter

  • 1 Peter 1:1a Hope for the Hurting: An Introduction to 1 Peter (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 1:1 Hope for the Hurting: An Introduction to 1 Peter (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 1:2a Satisfaction in the Sovereign Source of our Salvation (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 1:2a Satisfaction in the Sovereign Source of our Salvation (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 1:2 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Source of our Salvation (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 1:2 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Source of our Salvation (Part 4)
  • 1 Peter 1:2 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Source of our Salvation (Part 5) Satisfaction in the Trinity: 1 Peter 1:2 and Selected Scriptures
  • 1 Peter 1:2 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Source of our Salvation (Part 6) Satisfaction in the Trinity: 1 Peter 1:2 and Selected Scriptures
  • 1 Peter 1:2 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Source of our Salvation (Part 7) Satisfaction in the Trinity: 1 Peter 1:2 and Selected Scriptures
  • 1 Peter 1:2 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Source of our Salvation (Part 8) Satisfaction in the Trinity: 1 Peter 1:2 and Selected Scriptures
  • 1 Peter 1:2 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Source of our Salvation (Part 9) Satisfaction in the Trinity: 1 Peter 1:2 and Selected Scriptures
  • 1 Peter 1:2 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Source of our Salvation (Part 10) Satisfaction in the Trinity: 1 Peter 1:2 and Selected Scriptures
  • 1 Peter 1:2 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Source of our Salvation (Part 11) Satisfaction in the Trinity: 1 Peter and John 1:1
  • 1 Peter 1:2 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Source of our Salvation (Part 12) Satisfaction in the Trinity
  • 1 Peter 1:3a Satisfaction in the Sovereign Joy of our Salvation (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 1:3 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Joy of our Salvation (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 1:4-5 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Joy of our Salvation (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 1:3-5 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Joy of our Salvation (Part 4)
  • 1 Peter 1:6 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Joy of our Salvation (Part 5)
  • 1 Peter 1:6-7 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Joy of our Salvation (Part 6)
  • 1 Peter 1:7 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Joy of our Salvation (Part 7)
  • 1 Peter 1:7-9 Satisfaction in the Sovereign Joy of our Salvation (Part 8)
  • 1 Peter 1:10-11 The Glory of our Salvation (Part 1) Our Privileged Place in the Plan of Providence
  • 1 Peter 1:12 The Glory of our Salvation (Part 2) Our Privileged Place in the Plan of Providence
  • 1 Peter 1:13 Responding to Salvation Grace (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 1:14 Responding to Salvation Grace (Part 2) 1 Peter 1:14 and Romans 6:1-7
  • 1 Peter 1:15a Responding to Salvation Grace (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 1:15 Responding to Salvation Grace (Part 4)
  • 1 Peter 1:15 Responding to Salvation Grace (Part 5)
  • 1 Peter 1:15-16 Responding to Salvation Grace (Part 6)
  • 1 Peter 1:17 Responding to Salvation Grace (Part 7)
  • 1 Peter 1:18-21 Responding to Salvation Grace (Part 8)
  • 1 Peter 1:22 Responding to the Word of Grace (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 1:23a Responding to the Word of Grace (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 1:23-25 Responding to the Word of Grace (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 1:25b-2:1 Responding to the Word of Grace (Part 4)
  • 1 Peter 2:2-3 Responding to the Word of Grace (Part 5)
  • 1 Peter 2:4 A Royal Priesthood (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 2:4-5a A Royal Priesthood (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 2:5 A Royal Priesthood (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 2:6 A Royal Priesthood (Part 4)
  • 1 Peter 2:6b-8 A Royal Priesthood (Part 5)
  • 1 Peter 2:9a A Royal Priesthood (Part 6)
  • 1 Peter 2:9b A Royal Priesthood (Part 7)
  • 1 Peter 2:9c A Royal Priesthood (Part 8)
  • 1 Peter 2:9c-10 A Royal Priesthood (Part 9)
  • 1 Peter 2:11 Proclaiming the Excellencies of God (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 2:12 Proclaiming the Excellencies of God (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 2:13 Silencing the Critics (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 2:13a Romans 13:1-2 Silencing the Critics (Part 2) 1 Peter 2:13a and Romans 13:1-2
  • 1 Peter 2:13a Romans 13:1-7 Silencing the Critics (Part 3) 1 Peter 2:13 and Romans 13:1-7
  • 1 Peter 2:13-14a Silencing the Critics (Part 4)
  • 1 Peter 2:14b-15 Silencing the Critics (Part 5)
  • 1 Peter 2:16-17 Silencing the Critics (Part 6)
  • 1 Peter 2:18a Satisfaction in Suffering (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 2:18-19 Satisfaction in Suffering (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 2:19-20 Satisfaction in Suffering (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 2:21a Satisfaction in Suffering (Part 4)
  • 1 Peter 2:21b Satisfaction in Suffering (Part 5)
  • 1 Peter 2:21c-23 Satisfaction in Suffering (Part 6)
  • 1 Peter 2:24a Satisfaction in Suffering (Part 7)
  • 1 Peter 2:24b Satisfaction in Suffering (Part 8)
  • 1 Peter 2:25 Satisfaction in Suffering (Part 9)
  • 1 Peter 3:1a Winning a Wayward Husband (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 3:1b-2 Winning a Wayward Husband (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 3:3 Winning a Wayward Husband (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 3:4 Winning a Wayward Husband (Part 4)
  • 1 Peter 3:5-6 Winning a Wayward Husband (Part 5)
  • 1 Peter 3:7 The Pleasure of God's Face: How to Honor Your Wife
  • 1 Peter 3:8 Marks of the Believer's Birthright (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 3:9a Marks of the Believer's Birthright (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 3:9b Marks of the Believer's Birthright (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 3:10 Marks of the Believer's Birthright (Part 4)
  • 1 Peter 3:11-12 Marks of the Believer's Birthright (Part 5)
  • 1 Peter 3:13-14a Faithfully Facing Persecution (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 3:14b-15 Faithfully Facing Persecution (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 3:16-17 Faithfully Facing Persecution (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 3:18a Christ's Suffering and Our Salvation (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 3:18b Christ's Suffering and Our Salvation (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 3:18c-20 Christ's Suffering and Our Salvation (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 3:20-22 Christ's Suffering and Our Salvation (Part 4)
  • 1 Peter 4:1-2 Armed for Suffering (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 4:3 Armed for Suffering (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 4:3-5 Armed for Suffering (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 4:6 Armed for Suffering (Part 4) - The Error of Universalism, I
  • 1 Peter 4:6 Armed for Suffering (Part 5) - The Error of Universalism, II
  • 1 Peter 4:6 Armed for Suffering (Part 6) - The Error of Universalism, III
  • 1 Peter 4:7a Between a Hard Place and The Rock: Living in Light of Christ's Coming (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 4:7b-8 Between a Hard Place and The Rock: Living in Light of Christ's Coming (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 4:8-9 Between a Hard Place and The Rock: Living in Light of Christ's Coming (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 4:10-11 Between a Hard Place and The Rock: Living in Light of Christ's Coming (Part 4)
  • 1 Peter 4:12 No Strangers to Suffering (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 4:13-14 No Strangers to Suffering (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 4:15-19 No Strangers to Suffering (Part 3)
  • 1 Peter 5:1-4 Matadors Make Bad Shepherds
  • 1 Peter 5:5 The Greatness of Being Least
  • 1 Peter 5:6-7 "Faithfully Fighting the 'Fight of Faith' to the Finish" (Part 1)
  • 1 Peter 5:8-9 "Faithfully Fighting the 'Fight of Faith' to the Finish" (Part 2)
  • 1 Peter 5:9-14 "Faithfully Fighting the 'Fight of Faith' to the Finish" (Part 3)

EXEGETICAL NOTES:

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES
Resources that Reference 1 Peter
Largest Bible Study Resource on the Web

BRIAN BELL
Sermon Notes in Microsoft Word
Calvary Chapel, Murrieta

CHRIS BENFIELD
1 Peter Sermons

JOHANN A BENGEL
Commentary on 1 Peter
Gnomon of the New Testament

Note: If not proficient in Greek, see related Critical English Testament below.

James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

JOHANN BENGEL
The Critical English Testament
Commentary on 1 Peter

Note: Represents Combination of Bengel's Gnomon  and Comments by more modern expositors (in brackets) to make this more usable for those who do not read Greek.

Spurgeon comments on the goal to make Bengel's Gnomon (listed above) more accessible -- "Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengel’s Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as 120 years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it...will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely...to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR
Commentary on 1 Peter
Anecdotes, Illustrations, Expositions
Joseph Exell, Editor

CHARLES BIGG
International Critical Commentary
A Critical and Exegetical Commentary
1 Peter (1905)

Rosscup - This is probably the second best older study on 1 Peter from the standpoint of the Greek text. Selwyn is the other. As other ICC works, it deals with details of philology, grammar and possible views on problems. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. Lengthy and informative introductions, setting out the ancient testimony to each of these epistles. Bigg holds that Peter cannot have written 1 Peter directly but worker through an amanuenisis. He is favorable to the traditional authorship of 2 Peter and Jude. A most thorough and rewarding commentary on the Greek text.  (An Introduction to the New Testament)

The Living Church - His commentary is very satisfactory indeed. His notes are particularly valuable. We know of no work on these epistles which is so full and satisfactory.

American Journal of Theology - Canon Bigg’s work is preeminently characterized by judicial open-mindedness and sympathetic insight into historical conditions. His realistic interpretation of the relations of the apostles and the circumstances of the early church renders the volume invaluable to students of these themes. The exegetical work in the volume rests on the broad basis of careful linguistic study, acquaintance with apocalyptic literature and the writings of the Fathers, a sane judgment, and good sense.

GREGORY BROWN
Commentary on 1 Peter
Bible Teacher's Guide

JOHN BROWN
Commentary on 1 Peter — 1855 — In Depth >800 pages!

Doug Erlandson (Amazon Review) - John Brown's two-volume "1 Peter" is far more than a commentary. In fact, it is less a commentary than it is an exposition, or, as Brown himself called what he was doing, a "discourse." The result of a series of sermons preached to his congregation in Edinburgh over a period of 16 years in the early 1800s, the two volumes are divided into 24 discourses, each one on a few verses of the epistle. Written from a Reformed perspective, Brown provides a series of wonderfully perceptive theological and practical insights into the text. There are many good commentaries on the Petrine letters, but none equal what Brown has done in making the text come alive and providing a huge number of practical applications. The two volumes combined run approximately 1,200 pages, which will give some idea of the amount of material contained in them. Brown's "I Peter" is appropriate for the layperson as well as the serious scholar. It is above all an essential work for anyone planning on preaching on First Peter.

D Edmond Hiebert - Prints author's own translation. An exhaustive exposition by a conservative interpreter which has stood the test of time. Important for the expositor of 1 Peter. (An Introduction to the New Testament)

Spurgeon - The epistle is divided into paragraphs, and these are made the themes of discourses. Thus Dr. Brown produced what is substantially a commentary, and one of the best. It affords us a grammatical interpretation, together with an exposition, at once exegetical, doctrinal and practical. It is a standard work, and the indices increase its value.

JOHN CALVIN
Commentary on 1 Peter

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Commentary on 1 Peter
E H Plumptre

RICH CATHERS
Calvary Chapel, Fullerton
Sermon Notes on 1 Peter

Frequent use of illustrations.

STEVEN COLE
In Depth Sermons
1 Peter

THOMAS CONSTABLE
Expository Notes
1 Peter

KAY DAIGLE
Adorned with True Beauty:
A Study of I Peter for Wise Women

RON DANIEL
Sermon Notes on 1 Peter

ROBERT DEFFINBAUGH
The Glory of Suffering: A Study of 1 Peter

MARK DUNAGAN
Commentary on 1 Peter

DAN DUNCAN
Believer's Chapel Dallas — Sermons on 1 Peter (Mainly Mp3)

1 Peter - Following Sermons Available

  • 1 Peter 1:1-2 Greetings from Babylon
  • 1 Peter 1:3-5 A Living Hope
  • 1 Peter 1:6-9 Necessary Suffering
  • 1 Peter 1:10-16 What Angels Peek At
  • 1 Peter 1:17-25 Living in Fear and Hope
  • 1 Peter 2:1-5 Drink Milk
  • 1 Peter 2:6-10 The Priesthood
  • 1 Peter 2:11-20 Aliens Under Authority
  • 1 Peter 2:21-25 In His Steps
  • 1 Peter 3:1-7 Marriage
  • 1 Peter 3:8-17 Trading Good for Evil
  • 1 Peter 3:18-22 Triumphant Suffering
  • 1 Peter 4:1-11 The End Is Near
  • 1 Peter 4:12-19 Trial By Fire
  • 1 Peter 5:1-5 Shepherd and Sheep
  • 1 Peter 5:6-14 Spiritual Warfare

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY
on 1 Peter
J Rawson Lumby

D Edmond Hiebert  - A full exposition by a conservative scholar of the past century; rich in homiletical usefulness.(An Introduction to the New Testament)

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS
Commentary on 1 Peter

JOHN GILL
Commentary on 1 Peter

DOUG GOINS
Sermons on 1 Peter
Peninsula Bible Church

DAVE GUZIK
Commentary Notes on 1 Peter

J H A HART
Expositor's Greek Testament
1 Peter Commentary

D Edmond Hiebert  - Greek text. A technical commentary providing grammatical information and important word studies. Often cites rabbinic sources. Defends Petrine authorship and dates the letter at A.D. 64. (An Introduction to the New Testament)

JAMES HASTINGS
The Great Texts of the Bible
1 Peter Commentary
1912

D EDMOND HIEBERT
Expository Notes on 1 Peter
Excellent

Rosscup - This book prints expositions from his series in Bibliotheca Sacra and Studia Missionalia. As in James, Heibert is vigorous in seeking to explain verses and sections, discuss views with an awareness of scholarly work, and use the Greek competently. It is a fairly good evangelical product. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works).

Note: Anything authored by D Edmond Hiebert is worth consulting! - Journal Articles by Hiebert

1 Peter 1:1-2 Designation of the Readers - $5/mo or $50/yr

DAVID HOLWICK
Sermon Notes on 1 Peter
Frequent Use of Illustrations

JOHN HENRY JOWETT
1 Peter Commentary

D Edmond Hiebert  - A series of twenty-nine sermons eloquently expounding the Petrine epistles section by section. A practical and devotional exposition; critical problems are not dealt with.(An Introduction to the New Testament)

ROBERT LEIGHTON, D. D.
Scottish Puritan (1611-1684)

A Practical Commentary Upon the First Epistle of St. PeterHighly Recommended

Note: This almost 1000 page commentary is obviously a treatise of considerable depth (eg, there are 27 pages on the second verse of chapter 1!) You may not be familiar with Leighton but you will not be disappointed by the piety and scholarship of his 2 volume work on First Peter (Volume I - Chap 1-2, 458pp, Volume II - Chap 3-5, 516pp). Leighton was born in 1611 but this work carries a publishing date of 1845.

Rosscup's Review - A thorough discussion of the text with an exceptionally warm devotional spirit. Among older works it is easily one of the most helpful. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works).

Spurgeon - Dr. Henry Mills thus wrote of Leighton’s works:—“There is a spirit in them I never met with in any other human writings, nor can I read many lines in them without being moved.” We need scarcely commend this truly heavenly work. It is a favorite with all spiritual men.

D Edmond Hiebert  - A warmly devotional commentary by an Anglican bishop of a past century. While often quoting from the early Church fathers, the eloquent bishop provides his readers with the results of his vast learning in a very readable form. A thorough, conservative exposition. (An Introduction to the New Testament)

A Few Anecdotes: He referred to his devotional exercises as "the dressing and undressing of his soul" It is well said of him "that prayer and praise were his business and his pleasure." In speaking of the Lord's Prayer, he used to say, "Oh! The spirit of this prayer would make rare Christians." Once pointing to his books, he remarked to his nephew "one devout thought is worth them all." It is said of him, that he seemed to be in a perpetual meditation, and would take occasion from any passing incident to give utterance to some pious reflection. His commentary on First Peter is his principal work. (Memoir of Robert Leighton)

Alternative Source for 1 Peter 1-2 - — 1Peter 1; 1Peter 2

JOHN MACARTHUR
Sermons on 1 Peter
Highly Recommended
Functions like a verse by verse commentary

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Expository Sermons on 1 Peter

Who is Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910)?

JAMES MCCULLEN
SERMONS ON
1 PETER

Frequent use of nice sermon illustrations

NATHANIEL MARSHMAN WILLIAMS
1 Peter Commentary 
(1888)

D Edmond Hiebert  - Quite full but concisely written; a rewarding exposition by a conservative Baptist scholar of the past century.. (An Introduction to the New Testament)

Editorial Comment: Comments are well written, lucid, generally verse by verse and often even "phrase by phrase" with frequent Scriptural cross references.

F B MEYER
Tried By Fire
Exposition of 1 Peter

James Rosscup writes that this book is "The famous devotional writer of England has here dealt with First Peter in an expository way. He is very good on the subject of suffering. This is a very valuable devotional work to have." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
EPISTLE OF 1 PETER
Conservative, Evangelical on 1 Peter

JOURNAL ARTICLES - Note that these are available online at no charge

A notable series available from Galaxie.com is the 14 part exegetical study on 1 Peter 1-3 in Bibliotheca Sacra (fee required to see full article - $5/mo or $50/yr):

DISCOVERY HOUSE - Booklet

GOTQUESTIONS

EVERETT F HARRISON:

JOHN H BENNETCH:

BILL BALDWIN

JIM BOMKAMP

PAUL BROWN

CHART 1 PETER - OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK

IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN

D MARION CLARK

W A CRISWELL

KAY DAIGLE

DICTIONARY ARTICLES

J LIGON DUNCAN

TOM FERRELL

JOHN FRAME - sermons

HOMILETICS FROM PULPIT COMMENTARY

TIM KELLER 

STEVE KRELOFF

JOHN MACARTHUR

J VERNON MCGEE

PRECEPT MINISTRY

MONERGISM

NIV STUDY BIBLE INTRODUCTION

PRECEPT MINISTRIES

WIL POUNDS

SERMONS VERSE BY VERSE - click arrow to go to next verse

CHARLES SIMEON

JOHN SKILTON

JAMES SLAUGHTER

RUSSELL SMITH - sermons

RAY STEDMAN - article

DAVID STRAIN - sermons

CHARLES SWINDOLL

Excerpt - How do I apply this? Unjust or unforeseen suffering is one of the great problems that grips the hearts of people today. We struggle with frustration, anger, and uncertainty when trials strange and unexpected land on our doorsteps. Too often in those most difficult moments of our lives, confusion reigns while contentment wanes; questions arise while prayer subsides. How do you react when suffering comes? Many crumble at the mere thought of another pain or trial. Others rise to the occasion. Most of us are probably somewhere in between. Peter’s encouragement to his Christian readers is one of perseverance in faith. It isn’t enough for us to simply get up every morning and trudge through each day; neither is it advisable to paste a smile on our faces and ignore troubles. Instead, the lesson of 1 Peter is to push through the troubles, recognizing their temporary presence in our lives while walking in holiness and hope as people of faith. So press on! It is in the darkest times that our collective light shines brightest.

DEREK THOMAS

JAMES VAN DINE

COMMENTARIES
ON 1 PETER
(Alphabetized by Author)

BEST COMMENTARIES

AMERICAN BAPTIST

VINCENT CHEUNG

ADAM CLARKE

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT

CHURCH PULPIT COMMENTARY (JAMES NISBET)

MARK COPELAND

JOHN DUMMELOW

EASY ENGLISH COMMENTARY

G F C FRONMULLER (1900)

D Edmond Hiebert on Fronmuller - Prints author's own translation. An exhaustive exposition by a conservative interpreter which has stood the test of time. Important for the expositor of 1 Peter. A careful interpretation of these epistles with a mass of material of a practical and homiletical nature.(An Introduction to the New Testament)

A C GAEBELEIN

L M GRANT

MATTHEW HENRY - UNABRIDGED

F B HOLE

HOMILETICS FROM PULPIT COMMENTARY

H A IRONSIDE COMMENTARY

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN - ABRIDGED

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN UNABRIDGED

WILLIAM KELLY

D Edmond Hiebert  - The wordy exposition of a leading Plymouth Brethren scholar of the past century. Contains clear reflections of the doctrinal and ecclesiastical views of his circle. The difficulties of these epistles are dealt with in a clear and conservative manner. The author's death terminated the exposition of the second epistle at 3:7.(An Introduction to the New Testament)

PAUL E KRETZMANN

LANGE COMMENTARY

LESSON COMMENTARY

MARTIN LUTHER

Rosscup on Luther - The reader wanting to see how the great reformer handles these epistles will find a readable work with many judicious comments but one weak on some of the problems such as how to interpret the spirits in prison (3:19–21). Many commentaries are better overall. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works).

GORDON LYONS

J VERNON MCGEE THRU THE BIBLE

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ROBERT NEIGHBOUR

ROBERT NEWMAN

JAMES NISBET

PETER PETT

MATTHEW POOLE

EDWARD HAYES PLUMPTRE
(Published 1890)

D Edmond Hiebert  - A valuable commentary on these epistles for the lay student by a conservative British scholar of the past century. Important introductions and concise notes on the text. (An Introduction to the New Testament)

PULPIT COMMENTARY HOMILIES

JAMES QUIGGLE COMMENTARY

C I SCOFIELD (1917)

SERMONS ON 1 PETER

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C H SPURGEON EXPOSITIONS

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JOHN TRAPP

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1 Peter 1

SERMONS VERSE BY VERSE

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JOHN STEVENSON

D MARTYN LLOYD-JONES

ALAN CARR

J R MILLER

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THOMAS WATSON

JOHN ANGELL JAMES, 1859

RAY PRITCHARD

D MARTYN LLOYD-JONES

DON ROBINSON

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

RICK WARREN

J C PHILPOT

F B MEYER

BRYN MACPHAIL

THOMAS BROOKS

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

J C PHILPOT

ADRIAN ROGERS - devotional

ROBERT HAWKER

ANDREW BONAR

J C PHILPOT

JOHN MACDUFF

ALAN CARR

F B MEYER

RICK WARREN

THOMAS BROOKS, 1675

A W PINK

THOMAS BROOKS

ANDREW BONAR

RAY PRITCHARD

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

J C PHILPOT

F B MEYER

RAY PRITCHARD

DANIEL WALLACE

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

MARTYN LLOYD JONES

THEODORE EPP

RAY PRITCHARD

R A TORREY

RBC

A W TOZER

OSWALD CHAMBERS

PHIL NEWTON

RAY PRITCHARD

ALAN CARR

RAY PRITCHARD

THOMAS MANTON

1 Peter 2

SERMONS VERSE BY VERSE

VARIOUS

DANIEL ROWLAND

RAY PRITCHARD

DANIEL WALLACE

KAREN JOBES

C H SPURGEON

ANDREW MURRAY

BRYN MACPHAIL

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

C H SPURGEON

JONATHAN EDWARDS

RICK WARREN

DON ROBINSON

OSWALD CHAMBERS

DON ROBINSON

VANCE HAVNER

ALAN CARR

J R MILLER

RAY PRITCHARD

DON ROBINSON

 

RICK WARREN

TRACIE WALLACE

ADRIAN ROGERS - devotional

D EDMOND HIEBERT

BRYN MACPHAIL

F B MEYER

DON ROBINSON

OSWALD CHAMBERS

1 Peter 3

SERMONS VERSE BY VERSE

VARIOUS

GREG ALLEN

JOHN STEVENSON

RAY PRITCHARD

WAYNE GRUDEM

J R MILLER

ILLUSTRATION

GRACEPRO

THEODORE EPP

RAY PRITCHARD

F B MEYER

RICK WARREN

DON ROBINSON

F B MEYER

RAY PRITCHARD

BRYN MACPHAIL

JOHN BUNYAN

F B MEYER

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

DON ROBINSON

MIDDLETOWN BIBLE

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

F B MEYER

RAY PRITCHARD

D EDMOND HIEBERT

JOHN STEVENSON

DON ROBINSON

C H SPURGEON

MIDDLETOWN BIBLE

1 Peter 4

SERMONS VERSE BY VERSE

VARIOUS

  • Sermons on 1Peter 4 - from Pastorlife.com (Baptist)
  • 1 Peter 4:12-14 The Purpose And Power In Suffering
  • LINKS BELOW ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACTIVE - 9/12/16
  • 1 Peter 4:10-11 The Means Of Glorifying God
  • 1 Peter 4:10-11 Living That Our Lives Glorify God
  • 1 Peter 4:11 Motive Of Our Service
  • 1 Peter 4:1-19 The Way Involved In Suffering
  • 1 Peter 4:12-14 Suffering: To Purify And Glorify
  • 1 Peter 4:12-19 What Does God Allow Suffering?
  • 1 Peter 4:15-19 Glorifying God As A Christian
  • 1 Peter 4:15-19 Here Comes The Judge
  • 1 Peter 4:1-6 This Day Forward In God's Will
  • 1 Peter 4:1-6 The Rest Of Your Life
  • 1 Peter 4:7-11 Safe And Secure In Christ
  • 1 Peter 4:7-11 In Light Of The End
  • 1 Peter 4:7-9 The Influence Of His Promises

GREG ALLEN

F B MEYER

RAY PRITCHARD

JOHN STEVENSON

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

BRYN MACPHAIL

ADRIAN ROGERS - devotional

D EDMOND HIEBERT

ROBERT MORGAN

J R MILLER

RICK WARREN

DON ROBINSON

GREGG ALLEN

C H SPURGEON

DAVID LEGGE

DON ROBINSON

RAY PRITCHARD

BRYN MACPHAIL

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

ILLUSTRATIONS

OSWALD CHAMBERS.

F B MEYER

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

OSWALD CHAMBERS

F B MEYER

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

1 Peter 5

SERMONS VERSE BY VERSE

VARIOUS

RAY PRITCHARD

D EDMOND HIEBERT

DON ROBINSON

BRYN MACPHAIL

SAMMY TIPPITT

DON ROBINSON

J R MILLER

MRS DAVID L COOPER

ALAN CARR

KAY DAIGLE

TODAY IN THE WORD

ROBERT MORGAN

J HAMPTON KEATHLEY III

BRYN MACPHAIL

DANIEL WALLACE

RICK WARREN

D L MOODY

BIBLE.ORG

RICK RENNER - recommended

J D JONES

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

BRYN MACPHAIL

F B MEYER

A W PINK

RAY PRITCHARD

D L MOODY
1 PETER
NOTES FROM HIS PERSONAL BIBLE

Peter’s “precious” things:—

  1. 1 Pet. 1:7. Trial of faith much more precious.
  2. 1 Pet. 1:19. The precious blood of Christ.
  3. 1 Pet 2:4, 6. The living stone, precious.
  4. 1 Pet 2:7. He (Christ) is precious.
  5. 2 Pet. 1:1. Precious faith.
  6. 2 Pet 1:4. Precious promises.

Peter speaks of “suffering,” seventeen times in this epistle.

1 Peter 1:19.  The precious blood of Christ.
Why precious?

  1. Because it redeems us. 1 Pet. 1:19.
  2. Because it brings us nigh. Eph. 2:13.
  3. Because it blots out our sins. Rev. 1:5.
  4. Because it brings peace. Col. 1:20.
  5. Because it justifies. Rom. 5:9.
  6. Because it cleanses from all sin. 1 John 1:7.
  7. Because it gives boldness in the day of judgment.

Christ left nothing behind on earth but His blood.

  • 1 Pet 2:5. Accepted service.
  • 1 Pet 2:20. Accepted suffering.
  • 1 Pet 2:21. Plato said, “When men speak evil of you, live so that no man will believe it.” But he did not tell how to do so.
  • 1 Pet 2:24.  The Christian’s death is when he dies to sin. No second death.
  • 1 Pet 3:15. A Christian worker once said to a man, “God does not want your learning.” “No,” said the other, “nor your ignorance either.”
  • 1 Pet 4:14. If the world has nothing to say against you, Christ will have little to say for you.

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RAY ORTLUND, JR
How to Suffer Well
Sermon Series from 1 Peter

OUR DAILY BREAD
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Devotionals on 1 Peter

1 Peter 1

1 Peter 2

1 Peter 3

1 Peter 4

1 Peter 5

JOSEPH PARKER
Comments on 1 Peter
from The People's Bible

JOHN PIPER
Sermons on 1 Peter

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
Sermon Ideas, Illustrations, Expositions

PULPIT COMMENTARY
1 Peter
Exposition and Homilies

  • 1 Peter Introduction
  • 1 Peter 1 Exposition - scroll down for Homilies listed below
  • 1 Peter 1:1 The Threefold Condition of a Christian
  • 1 Peter 1:1,2 The Address
  • 1 Peter 1:1,2 Address
  • 1 Peter 1:2 The Elect of God
  • 1 Peter 1:3 The Inheritance is Certain
  • 1 Peter 1:1-3 The Introductory Greeting
  • 1 Peter 1:3-5 The Keynote of the Epistle-The Believer's Hope
  • 1 Peter 1:3-5 An Outburst of Praise
  • 1 Peter 1:3-12 Salvation in its Completion
  • 1 Peter 1:4 The Inheritance Reserved for Heirs
  • 1 Peter 1:5 The Heirs Kept for the Inheritance
  • 1 Peter 1:6 The Paradox of the Christian Life
  • 1 Peter 1:6-7 The Testing of Religious Faith
  • 1 Peter 1:6-9 The Saint's Joy Notwithstanding Heaviness
  • 1 Peter 1:8 The Unique Love to an Unseen Savior
  • 1 Peter 1:8 Love, Trust, Joy
  • 1 Peter 1:8,9 Christian Joy
  • 1 Peter 1:8 Faith, Love and Joy
  • 1 Peter 1:9-12 Soul Salvation
  • 1 Peter 1:10-12 Salvation A Matter of Universal Interest
  • 1 Peter 1:10-12 The Word of Christ the Central Fact of the Universe
  • 1 Peter 1:10-12 The Certainty and Greatness of Divine Salvation
  • 1 Peter 1:11 Sufferings and Glory
  • 1 Peter 1:13 The Christian's Hope
  • 1 Peter 1:13 Practical Christianity
  • 1 Peter 1:13-16 Salvation by Christ Issuing in Holiness
  • 1 Peter 1:13-16 The Call to Holiness
  • 1 Peter 1:13-25 The Pilgrim Life
  • 1 Peter 1:14-16 Christians God-like Men
  • 1 Peter 1:17 The Father and Judge
  • 1 Peter 1:17-21 The Holiness in Which Salvation Consists a Reason for Christian Fear
  • 1 Peter 1:17-21 The Awe of the Redeemed
  • 1 Peter 1:18,19 The Scope, Means and Purpose of Redemption
  • 1 Peter 1:21 The Divine Means to Faith and Hope
  • 1 Peter 1:22-25 Christian Love the Test of the Possession of Salvation
  • 1 Peter 1:22-25 The Life of the True and the Word of Truth
  • 1 Peter 2 Exposition - scroll down for Homilies listed below
  • 1 Peter 2:1-10 The Regenerate Life
  • 1 Peter 2:1-10 Newborn Babes
  • 1 Peter 2:1-3 The Possession of Christian Life Summoning to Spiritual Growth
  • 1 Peter 2:1-3 Spiritual Childhood
  • 1 Peter 2:2 Infant Food
  • 1 Peter 2:4 Elect and Precious
  • 1 Peter 2:4-5 Living Stones
  • 1 Peter 2:4-8 The Spiritual Temple, Priesthood and Sacrifices
  • 1 Peter 2:4-8 The Soul Temple and Soul Service
  • 1 Peter 2:4-10 Christian Life Crowned with Wonderful Honor
  • 1 Peter 2:5 Temple, Priest, Sacrifice
  • 1 Peter 2:7 The Head of the Corner
  • 1 Peter 2:9 What the Church is For
  • 1 Peter 2:9, 10 The Glory of the Church as a Commonwealth
  • 1 Peter 2:11-12 The Demand for a Life Becoming the Christian Name
  • 1 Peter 2:11-12 The Threefold Plea Against Disorderly Passions
  • 1 Peter 2:11-12 Christians in the World
  • 1 Peter 2:11-17 Various Exhortations
  • 1 Peter 2:13-14 The Highest Motive for a Loyal Life
  • 1 Peter 2:13-15 The Christian Citizen
  • 1 Peter 2:13-17 The Christian's Duty to the State
  • 1 Peter 2:13-17 Relation of Christians to Civil Authorities
  • 1 Peter 2:16 True Freedom
  • 1 Peter 2:17 Honor All Men
  • 1 Peter 2:18-25 Servitude and Subjection
  • 1 Peter 2:18-25 Special Address to Servants
  • 1 Peter 2:18-25 Servants Urged to Patient Endurance of Undeserved Suffering
  • 1 Peter 2:18-25 Subjection of Servants to their Masters
  • 1 Peter 2:18-25 The Christian as a Servant
  • 1 Peter 2:21 Christ's Passion our Peace and Pattern
  • 1 Peter 2:21-24 The Purpose of the Savior's Sufferings
  • 1 Peter 2:25 The Shepherd and Bishop of Souls
  • 1 Peter 2:25 The Strayed Sheep Recovered
  • 1 Peter 3 Exposition - scroll down for Homilies listed below
  • 1 Peter 3:1-6 The Christian Wife Called to Heart Culture to Win the Unconverted Husband
  • 1 Peter 3:1-7 Duties of Husbands and Wives
  • 1 Peter 3:1-7 Subjection of Wives to their Husbands
  • 1 Peter 3:4 Woman's True Apparel and Ornament
  • 1 Peter 3:7 The Twofold Claim of Womanhood
  • 1 Peter 3:7 The Christian Husband Called to Enjoy Spiritual Blessings with Christian Wife
  • 1 Peter 3:8 The Conduct that Becomes the Christian Towards Other Christians
  • 1 Peter 3:8-12 Unity Between Christian People
  • 1 Peter 3:8-17 General Exhortations
  • 1 Peter 3:8-22 Injunctions to All
  • 1 Peter 3:9-17 The Conduct Becoming the Christian Towards His Persecutors
  • 1 Peter 3:13 The Armor of Righteousness
  • 1 Peter 3:13 Christian Zeal
  • 1 Peter 3:13 Suffering for Righteousness
  • 1 Peter 3:14-17 Sufferers Fortified
  • 1 Peter 3:18 Sacrificial Sufferings
  • 1 Peter 3:18-20 The Mission of Our Savior
  • 1 Peter 3:18-22 Consider Christ
  • 1 Peter 3:18-22 The Remembrance of our Lord's Atonement a Help to Persecuted
  • 1 Peter 3:19, 21 The Crucified Savior Quickened in Spirit Preaching to the Spirits in Prison
  • 1 Peter 4 Exposition - scroll down for Homilies listed below
  • 1 Peter 4:1-6 Exhortation to Entire Separation from Sin
  • 1 Peter 4:1-6 Coming to Judgment
  • 1 Peter 4:1-7 The Persecuted Christian...the Necessity of Suffering for Righteousness
  • 1 Peter 4:3 The Time Past: A Sermon for the Last Day of the Year
  • 1 Peter 4:3-6 Living to the Will of God
  • 1 Peter 4:7 Waiting for the End
  • 1 Peter 4:7-8 A Solemn Fact and Urgent Duty
  • 1 Peter 4:7-11 Exhortations Based on the Impending Judgment
  • 1 Peter 4:7-11 Duty in View of the Nearness of the End
  • 1 Peter 4:8 Fervent Love
  • 1 Peter 4:8-11 The Persecuted Christian Reminded of the Help of Brotherly Love
  • 1 Peter 4:9-11 Christian Love As A Service
  • 1 Peter 4:10 Gifts and Service
  • 1 Peter 4:10 Stewardship
  • 1 Peter 4:11 Christian Speech
  • 1 Peter 4:12,13 Trials
  • 1 Peter 4:12-14 The Christian's Fiery Trial
  • 1 Peter 4:12-19 Suffering
  • 1 Peter 4:15-19 Suffering, Shameful and Glorious
  • 1 Peter 4:12-19 Fiery Trial Among the Christians
  • 1 Peter 4:12-19 The Joyous Aspect of Suffering for Christ a Help to Persecuted Christians
  • 1 Peter 4:19 The Sufferer's Wisdom and Peace
  • 1 Peter 5 Exposition - scroll down for Homilies listed below
  • 1 Peter 5:1 True Office-Bearers in the Church
  • 1 Peter 5:1-4 Charge to the Elders
  • 1 Peter 5:1-4 The Conduct Becoming the Elders of the Church
  • 1 Peter 5:1-11 Concluding Exhortations
  • 1 Peter 5:2-4 The True Pastorals
  • 1 Peter 5:2-5 True Office-Bearers in the Church - part 2
  • 1 Peter 5:5- The Slave's Dress
  • 1 Peter 5:5- The Rightful Authority of Experience
  • 1 Peter 5:5, 6 Christian Humility
  • 1 Peter 5:5-7 The Conduct Becoming Church Members towards the Elders
  • 1 Peter 5:5-9 General Exhortations
  • 1 Peter 5:6-11 Counsels for Troubled Christians
  • 1 Peter 5:7 The Cure of Care (Anxiety)
  • 1 Peter 5:8 Watchfulness
  • 1 Peter 5:8-11 Suspicion of Satan
  • 1 Peter 5:10 Why We May Make Sure of God's Help in Conflict
  • 1 Peter 5:10 The Manifold Gifts for Manifold Need
  • 1 Peter 5:10-14 Conclusion of the Epistle
  • 1 Peter 5:10 The God of All Grace
  • 1 Peter 5:12-14 Conclusion

RAY PRITCHARD
Sermons Series on 1 Peter

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REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE
NOTES ON 1 PETER

RON RITCHIE
Sermons on 1 Peter
Peninsula Bible Church

DAVE ROPER
Sermons on 1 Peter
Peninsula Bible Church

A. T. ROBERTSON
Word Pictures on 1 Peter
Emphasis on Greek word study

ROB SALVATO
Sermon Notes on 1 Peter
Calvary Chapel

SERMONS ARRANGED BY CHAPTER AND VERSE
Sermons on 1 Peter
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CHARLES SIMEON
Horae Homileticae, Volume 20

Sermons on 1Peter - Simeon Suffered Severely

  • 1 Peter 1 Sermons - Scroll Down for sermons on chapter/verse
  • 1 Peter 1:1,2 Offices of the Holy Trinity
  • 1 Peter 1:3-5 Regeneration Considered
  • 1 Peter 1:6,7 The End of Affliction
  • 1 Peter 1:8,9 The Christian's Happiness
  • 1 Peter 1:10-12 The Importance of the Prophecies
  • 1 Peter 1:12 The Angels Interested About the Gospel
  • 1 Peter 1:13 Directions How to Seek Heaven With Success
  • 1 Peter 1:15,16 Necessity of Holiness
  • 1 Peter 1:17 The Necessity of Holy Fear
  • 1 Peter 1:18, 19 Redemption from a Vain Conversation (Behavior)
  • 1 Peter 1:20, 21 The Fathers Part in the Work of Redemption
  • 1 Peter 1:22 Love to the Brethren
  • 1 Peter 2 Sermons - Scroll Down for sermons on chapter/verse
  • 1 Peter 2:1-3 Growth in Grace is to Be Desired
  • 1 Peter 2:4,5 The Temple a Type
  • 1 Peter 2:6 The Security of Those Who Believe in Christ
  • 1 Peter 2:7 Christ Precious to Believer
  • 1 Peter 2:7-10 The Different States of Believers and Unbelievers
  • 1 Peter 2:13-17 Subjection to Civil Government
  • 1 Peter 2:19-23 How to Bear Injuries
  • 1 Peter 2:24 The Vicarious Sacrifice of Christ
  • 1 Peter 2:25 The Nature of True Conversion Stated
  • 1 Peter 3 Sermons - Scroll Down for sermons on chapter/verse
  • 1 Peter 3:12 God's Disposition Towards the Righteous and Wicked
  • 1 Peter 3:13-15 The Persecuted Encouraged
  • 1 Peter 3:15 The Christian Ready to Give an Account of His Hope
  • 1 Peter 3:18 The Nature and Ends of Christ's Death
  • 1 Peter 3:21 Noah's Ark a Type of Christ
  • 1 Peter 4 Sermons - Scroll Down for sermons on chapter/verse
  • 1 Peter 4:3 A Worldly Life to Be Relinquished
  • 1 Peter 4:7 Nearness to Death a Motive to Watchfulness
  • 1 Peter 4:8 The Duty and Office of Christian Love
  • 1 Peter 4:12-16 Persecution for Christ's Sake
  • 1 Peter 4:17 The End of Unbelievers
  • 1 Peter 4:18 The Difficulty of Salvation
  • 1 Peter 4:19 Advice to the Persecuted or Tempted
  • 1 Peter 5 Sermons - Scroll Down for sermons on chapter/verse
  • 1 Peter 5:5 Humility Inculcated
  • 1 Peter 5:7 The Duty of Casting Our Care on God
  • 1 Peter 5:8, 9 The Means of Defeating Satan's Malice
  • 1 Peter 5:10, 11 God's Goodness An Encouragement to Prayer

CHUCK SMITH
Sermon Notes on 1 Peter
Calvary Chapel

C. H. SPURGEON
Sermons on 1 Peter
All 46 of Spurgeon's Sermons on 1 Peter

C H SPURGEON
Devotionals on 1 Peter

C H SPURGEON
Commentary on 1 Peter
Represents Compilation of Multiple Expositions

JOHN STEVENSON
Commentary on 1 Peter

RON TEED
Sermons on 1 Peter

THIRD MILLENNIUM
1 Peter Studies

Outline & References

Notes on the Text

1 Peter 1

1 Peter 2

1 Peter 3

1 Peter 4

1 Peter 5

TODAY IN THE WORD
Devotionals on 1 Peter
Moody Bible Institute

Today's Word
Verse by Verse Commentary on 1 Peter
Grant Richison
Excellent Exposition & Application

TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE
R A Torrey
1 Peter

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BOB UTLEY
Commentary on 1 Peter
He is Amillennial

MARVIN VINCENT
New Testament Word Studies on 1 Peter
Emphasis on Greek word study

VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH
Transcripts on 1 Peter

I. Survey of the life of Peter

A. Meeting the Master (John 1:33-42)

B. Now this is a fish story! (Luke 5:1-11)

C. Saved from drowning (Matthew 14:22-23)

D. Where will we go? (John 6:60-71)

E. Thou art the Christ (Matthew 16:13-28)

F. The cross precedes the crown (Matthew 16:21-24)

G. From regret to restoration (Luke 22:31-62)

H. Strengthened by the Master's grip (Acts 2-4)

I. Kept in the Master's hand (Acts 12:1-25)

II. Salvation (1 Peter 1:1-21)

A. Chosen by God for salvation (1 Peter 1:1-2)

1. The recipients of election

2. The essence of election

3. The basis of election

4. The outworking of election

5. The security of election

B. Thanksgiving for salvation (1 Peter 1:3-5)

1. The author of our salvation

2. The nature of our salvation

3. The certainty of our salvation

C. The joy of salvation (1 Peter 1:6-9)

1. Joy comes from the certainty of salvation

2. Joy comes from a proven faith

3. Joy comes from a promised future honor

4. Joy comes from a meaningful relationship

D. The greatness of our salvation (1 Peter 1:10-12)

1. Testified to by the Old Testament prophets

2. Testified to by the apostles

3. Testified to by the angels

E. The fruit of our salvation (1 Peter 1:13-17)

1. Steadfast hope

2. Holiness and honor

F. The wonder of our redemption (1 Peter 1:18-21)

1. The Old Testament figure of redemption

2. What we have been redeemed from

3. What we have been redeemed with

4. Who we have been redeemed by and for

III. Sanctification (1 Peter 1:22-3:12)

A. Our Love (1 Peter 1:22-2:3)

1. Loving the brethren (1 Peter 1:22-25)

a. When and who to love

b. How and why to love

2. Loving God’s Word (1 Peter 2:1-3)

a. Regarding God’s Word

b. Regarding our will

B. Our privileges (1 Peter 2:4-10)

1. Union

2. Access

a. Who the priests were

b. What the priests did

3. Security

4. Election

5. Dominion and separation

6. More privileges

C. Our conduct

1. Our conduct among the Gentiles (1 Peter 2:11-12)

2. Our conduct to the government (1 Peter 2:13-17)

a. The motivation for submission

b. The extent of submission

c. The reason behind submission

3. Our conduct to masters (1 Peter 2:18-20)

a. The mandate of submission

b. Acceptable and unacceptable suffering

4. The example of Jesus (1 Peter 2:21-25)

a. The ministry of suffering

b. The model for suffering

1) Christ suffered as our standard

2) Christ suffered as our substitute and shepherd

5. Our conduct in marriage (1 Peter 3:1-7)

a. Christian wives

1) Submissive behavior

2) Chaste and respectful behavior

3) Balanced behavior

b. Christian husbands

1) Considerate behavior

2) Chivalrous behavior

6. The summary of our conduct (1 Peter 3:8-12)

a. Behaviors to be pursued

b. Behaviors to be avoided

IV. Suffering (1 Peter 3:13-4:19)

A. How to cope in a hostile world (1 Peter 3:13-17)

1. We need a passion to do what is right, ready to suffer

2. We need a right relationship with Christian, ready to give answers

B. The triumph of Christ’s sufferings (1 Peter 3:18-20)

1. His triumphant sin bearing

2. His triumphant sermon

3. His triumphant salvation and supremacy

C. The suffering that comes from sin? (1 Peter 4:1-6)

1. The impact of sin upon Jesus and Christians

2. The impact of sin upon the word

D. A Christian’s duty in a hostile world (1 Peter 4:7-11)

1. The incentive

2. The instructions

a. Our duty to the One above

b. Our duty to one another

1) Love one another

2) Serve one another

E. The fiery trial (1 Peter 4:12-19)

1. We need to expect suffering

2. We need to rejoice in suffering

3. We need to evaluate the source of suffering and trust God

V. Shepherding (1 Peter 5:1-14)

A. Shepherding the flock of God (1 Peter 5:1-4)

1. The responsibilities of a shepherd

2. The motivations to be a shepherd

3. The practice of a shepherd

a. Positive behaviors to adopt

b. Negative behaviors to avoid

B. Fundamental attitudes of Christian maturity (1 Peter 5:5-14)

1. Submission and humility

2. Trust and self control

3. Vigilance

a. Being sober and alert

b. Trust in God’s purposes

c. Resist the devil

STEVE ZEISLER
Sermons 1 Peter

1 Peter 1:1-5 The Sojourners Paradox
1 Peter 1:6-25 Greater Than Gold
1 Peter 2:1-10 A People Belonging to God
1 Peter 2:11-25 How to be Different
1 Peter 3:1-7 Help for a Hurting Marriage
1 Peter 3:8-4:5 Living the Good Life
1 Peter 4:7-18 The End is Near
1 Peter 5:1-14 The Humble Raised Up

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