1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming
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Explanation - The following list includes not only commentaries but other Christian works by well known evangelical writers. Most of the resources below are newer works (written after 1970) which previously were available only for purchase in book form or in a Bible computer program. The resources are made freely available by archive.org but have several caveats - (1) they do not allow copy and paste, (2) they can only be checked out for one hour (but can be checked out immediately when your hour expires giving you time to read or take notes on a lengthy section) and (3) they require creating an account which allows you to check out the books free of charge. To set up an account click archive.org and then click the picture of the person in right upper corner and enter email and a password. That's all you have to do. Then you can read these more modern resources free of charge! I have read or used many of these resources but not all of them so ultimately you will need to be a Berean (Acts 17:11+) as you use them. I have also selected works that are conservative and Biblically sound. If you find one that you think does not meet those criteria please send an email at https://www.preceptaustin.org/
COMMENTARIES ON 1 Peter
The Preacher's outline & sermon Bible : New Testament, King James Version 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation.
Be hopeful (1 Peter) by Wiersbe, Warren Or here - Be hopeful
First Peter by McGee, J. Vernon
Bible Exposition Commentary - New Testament
With the Word by Wiersbe, Warren 430 ratings Old and New Testament.
Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the New Testament by Wiersbe, Warren W
Cyril Barber - This is a book of exceptional merit. Pastors, missionaries, and Christian workers will profit from its use. Wiersbe introduces each book of the NT, provides an outline, and then furnishes his readers with a chapter-by-chapter discussion of the contents. The homiletic style is a “plus.” Recommended.
First Peter in the Greek New Testament for the English reader by Wuest, Kenneth
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James Rosscup - Later available in paperback, this is one of Wuest’s better works on a New Testament book. It is based on the Greek text though presented so that the English reader can have a lucid exposition. The word studies are sometimes good even if brief and aimed for simple use.
First & Second Peter by Barbieri, Louis
Cyril Barber - An excellent volume to place in the hands of laypeople. Barbieri makes available a clear, thematic, biblically sound exposition of the text.
James Rosscup - A 126-pp., brief exposition by a former professor of Bible at Dallas Seminary. Barbieri surveys with some reference to historical setting and awareness of Greek, dealing concisely with certain of the problem passages. The work is geared for devotional reading or a quick summation for lay Bible studies.
The First Epistle of Peter : an introduction and commentary by Grudem, Wayne (from Tyndale NT Commentary series)
Cyril Barber - Replaces the handy, readable and reliable work by A. M. Stibbs and A. F. Walls (See this work below). Grudem discusses the text and provides numerous valuable insights into the writer's theme and theology. A most important asset is the author's use of extra-biblical literature
James Rosscup - An evangelical work which is at many points a good one, informative about views and helpful in the Greek. He holds to double predestination in 2:8, and says that God destined the stumbling and disobedience of the unsaved (p. 106). At 3:19–20, he believes the spirits in prison are unsaved humans of Noah’s day, who are now in prison. He has a special appendix going into the “spirits” passage at some length. His work replaces the former contribution by A. M. Stibbs and Andrew Walls. He favors traditional conservative views or, in the “spirits” case, his 36-page discussion takes one of the conservative options.
The First epistle general of Peter; by Stibbs, Alan M.
James Rosscup - Stibbs has done a fairly thorough and discerning work. This is a very good commentary on the English but based on a careful study of the Greek.
Hope in hurtful times : a study of 1 Peter : Bible study guide by Swindoll, Charles
New hope for life's challenges : reflections on 1 Peter by Swindoll, Charles
The message of 1 Peter : the way of the cross by Clowney, Edmund P
Cyril Barber - Clowney is a master in the art of homiletics and expository preaching. In this work he places before his readers a devoutand reliable commentary on Peter's first letter.
The communicator's commentary. James, 1, 2 Peter, Jude by Cedar, Paul A., (Now published as The Preacher's Commentary)
The Expositor's Bible Commentary - 1994 edition - Abridged - New Testament - Blum, Edwin. “I and II Peter,” in Expositor’s Bible Commentary,
James Rosscup - A perceptive evangelical work by a good scholar who offers help on problem verses and explains much of the material in a worthy way.
1 Peter; by Best, Ernest
Cyril Barber - 'First published in England in 1971, this competent study has only one major drawback: it is based on the text of the RSV Users, however, can still keep the Greek text before them as they gain insights from Best's exposition
James Rosscup - Best taught at the universities of St. Andrews and Glasgow, retiring in 1982. He concludes that Peter did not write the letter but that it came from pseudonymous authorship in the Petrine school (p. 63) between A. D. 80–100 (64) from Rome (65). Best has stimulating remarks on many verses, e. g. 1:5; 2:2, 3. His systematic and somewhat detailed comments on 3:19 conclude that Christ went prior to His resurrection to preach to angelic spirits in their prison a message of salvation which they possibly rejected (or else the passage is not clear as to the result), linking the text with bound angels in II Peter 2:4; Jude 6 and I Enoch. 10ff. This is at many points a good commentary even though rather brief in many instances. Many will not be able to follow his preferred view and defense of it on 4:6: Christ offered the Gospel to those after their deaths who had physically died prior to His death, who never had the opportunity to hear it when they were alive. For that adds up to a “second chance,” and Best’s answers to objections appear to be rather lame.
Trust and obey : a practical commentary on First Peter by Adams, Jay Edward (Well known nouthetic counselor)
The first epistle of Peter by Cranfield, C. E. B
James Rosscup - Cranfield is an outstanding exegete and offers comments of a critical, exegetical nature that are concise but helpful. One could wish so great a master had said more detail, as he does on Romans.
I & II Peter and Jude : introduction and commentary by Cranfield, C. E. B
The first epistle of Peter by Davids, Peter H New International Commentary on the New Testament. or here The first epistle of Peter
Cyril Barber - "This commentary . . . is comprehensive, up-to-date, and well-balanced. It adopts a moderate but enlightened approach to the interpretation if 1 Peter and will be a boon to all students of the NT, to teachers, and to pastors." --Joseph A. Fitzmyer.
James Rosscup - Davids is known for his fine commentary on James. Here he has a 42-page introduction that reviews issues in an evangelical manner and discusses scholarly literature. A 266-page commentary follows, in which he capably handles the Greek and deals with the different views on problem passages.
First and Second Peter by Watson, Duane Frederick (Paideia Series on the NT)
1 Peter : a commentary on First Peter by Achtemeier, Paul J
1 & 2 Peter : a self-study guide by Jensen, Irving
The theology of the letters of James, Peter, and Jude by Chester, Andrew, Martin, Ralph
1 and 2 Peter, Jude by Hillyer, N (New International Bible Commentary)
Commentary on First Peter by Leighton, Robert, (See note below on this work in other formats)
A commentary on the Epistles of Peter and of Jude by Kelly, J. N. D. (John Norman Davidson)
Cyril Barber - First published in 1969. This commentary treats the text in a detailed and concise fashion. The thematic unfolding of each writer's material is highly commendable, and the word studies drawn from early Christian and pagan literature enhance the overall value of this commentary.
James Rosscup - This is one of the better commentaries for the serious student. Kelly shows good scholarship and insight, and usually is helpful on problems. He has taught at Oxford University. He posits a date of A. D. 64 for I Peter but is not firm on authorship by Peter. He feels that Peter did not author II Peter, but that it was written later (ca. 100–110). But he is excellent in exegesis of the text and grappling with issues and views. On many verses he has a lot to contribute.
The First epistle of Peter : revised text, with introduction and commentary by Johnstone, Robert
Cyril Barber - These concise studies faithfully expound the Greek text and provide a solid foundation for a series of relevant messages. Works of this nature are rare and should be obtained and used by every Bible-teaching preacher
STUDY BIBLES - ONE VOLUME COMMENTARIES OF ENTIRE BIBLE,
BIBLE DICTIONARIES, GENERAL REFERENCE WORKS
Note: The first 4 resources have no time restriction and allow copy and paste function:
(1) KJV Bible Commentary - Hindson, Edward E; Kroll, Woodrow Michael. Over 3000 pages of the entire OT/NT. Well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective. Pre-millennial. User reviews - it generally gets 4/5 stars from users. - 372 ratings
Very well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective user reviews
The King James Version Bible Commentary is a complete verse-by-verse commentary. It is comprehensive in scope, reliable in scholarship, and easy to use. Its authors are leading evangelical theologians who provide practical truths and biblical principles. Any Bible student will gain new insights through this one-volume commentary based on the timeless King James Version of the Bible.
(2) The King James Study Bible Second Edition 2240 pages (2013) (Thomas Nelson) General Editor - Edward Hindson with multiple contributing editors. . 3,194 ratings. Pre-millennial. See introduction on How to Use this Study Bible.
(3) NKJV Study Bible: New King James Version Study Bible (formerly "The Nelson Study Bible - NKJV") by Earl D Radmacher; Ronald Barclay Allen; Wayne H House. 2345 pages. (1997, 2007). Very helpful notes. Conservative. Pre-millennial. 917 ratings
(4) The Wycliffe Bible Commentary - only the New Testament (for OT see below to borrow) - 1126 pages. (1971) Everett F Harrison - Editor of New Testament. Uses the KJV. Strictly speaking not a study Bible, but short notes are similar. KJV text in left column, commentary notes in right column. The comments are generally verse by verse, short, conservative and to the point. Pre-millennial.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery - free for use online with no restrictions (i.e., you do not need to borrow this book). Editors Leland Ryken, J C Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III - This is a potential treasure chest to aid your preaching and teaching as it analyzes the meaning of a host of Biblical figures of speech. Clue - use the "One-page view" which then allows you to copy and paste text. One downside is there is no index, so you need to search 3291 pages for entries which are alphabetical.
Zondervan NIV Study Bible - (2011) 2570 pages - Use this one if available as it has more notes than edition below. One hour limit
NIV Study Bible by Barker, Kenneth L; Burdick, Donald W (1995) 2250 pages. This is the first edition. This resource has been fully revised in 2020. One hour limit
Believer's Bible Commentary - OT and NT - MacDonald, William (1995) 2480 pages. Conservative. Literal. Often has very insightful comments. John MacArthur, says "Concise yet comprehensive - the most complete single-volume commentary I have seen." Warren Wiersbe adds "For the student who is serious about seeing Christ in the Word." One hour limit.
Rosscup - This work, originally issued in 1983, is conservative and premillennial, written to help teachers, preachers and people in every walk of life with different views, explanation and application. The 2-column format runs verse by verse for the most part, usually in a helpfully knowledgeable manner, and there are several special sections such as “Prayer” in Acts and “Legalism” in Galatians. The premillennial view is evident on Acts 1:6, 3:20, Romans 11:26, Galatians 6:16, Revelation 20, etc.
HCSB Study Bible : Holman Christian Standard Bible - General Editor Jeremy Royal Howard (2010) 2360 pages. Conservative. Good notes. Include Holmans excellent maps. One hour limit
Life Application Study Bible: Old Testament and New Testament: New Living Translation. Has some very helpful notes especially with application of texts. 4,445 ratings. See also Life application New Testament commentary - Bruce Barton
The MacArthur Study Bible - John MacArthur. Brief but well done notes for conservative, literal perspective. 1,275 ratings
ESV Study Bible - Excellent resource but not always literal in eschatology and the nation of Israel 6,004 ratings
The David Jeremiah Study Bible - (2013) 2208 pages. 2,272 ratings Logos.com - "Drawing on more than 40 years of study, Dr. David Jeremiah has compiled a legacy resource that will make an eternal impact on generations to come. 8,000 study notes. Hundreds of enriching word studies"50+ Essentials of the Christian Faith" articles."
Ryrie Study Bible Expanded Edition (1994) 2232 pages
The Defender's Study Bible : King James Version by Morris, Henry M. Excellent notes by well known creationist. 45 ratings
New Bible Commentary - (1994) See user reviews
Evangelical Commentary on the Bible - Judges by Andrew Boling (20 pages); editor Walter Elwell (1989) 1239 pages. User reviews.
The Experiencing God Study Bible: the Bible for knowing and doing the will of God - Blackaby, Henry (1996) 1968 pages - CHECK THIS ONE! Each chapter begins with several questions under the title "PREPARE TO MEET GOD." Then you will interesting symbols before many of the passages. The chapter ends with a "DID YOU NOTICE?" question. This might make a "dry chapter" jump off the page! Read some of the 48 ratings
NLT Study Bible (Illustration Version)
Disciple's Study Bible: New international version 54 ratings Not that helpful for verse by verse study. Focuses on application of Christian doctrines. 10,000 annotations; doctrinal summaries, "Life Helps" section relate doctrine to everyday discipleship.
The Living Insights Study Bible : New International Version - Charles Swindoll. Notes are good but somewhat sparse and not verse by verse.
The Apologetics Study Bible Understand Why You Believe by Norman Geisler
NIV Archaeological Study Bible (2005) 2360 pages 950 ratings (See also Archaeology and the Bible - OT and NT)
NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture Keener, Craig and Walton, John. Editors (2017)
J.Sidlow Baxter: Explore The Book - pdf Vol. 6 Acts to Revelation
The Holman Illustrated Study Bible 120 ratings Includes the excellent Holman maps but otherwise of little help in serious study.
Dictionary of the later New Testament & its developments 71 ratings IVP Series
The third of IVP's critically acclaimed series of dictionaries of the New Testament provides focused study on the often-neglected portions of the New Testament: Acts, Hebrews, the General Epistles, and Revelation. Furthermore, its scope goes beyond the life of the New Testament church to include the work of the apostolic fathers and early Christianity up through the middle of the second century.
Halley's Bible Handbook Henry H. Halley - (2000) 2720 pages (much larger than original edition in 1965 and no time limit on use). (Halley's Bible handbook : an abbreviated Bible commentary - one hour limit 1965 872 pages)
Rosscup - A much-used older evangelical handbook bringing together a brief commentary on Bible books, some key archaeological findings, historical background, maps, quotes, etc. It is helpful to a lay Bible teacher, Sunday School leader, or pastor looking for quick, pertinent information on a Bible book. This is the 72nd printing somewhat revised. Halley packed in much information. Unger’s is better overall, but that is not to say that Halley’s will not provide much help on basic information.
The Shaw Pocket Bible Handbook - Editor - Walter Elwell (1984) 408 pages.
"This hardback is small in size but packed full of content: Brief summaries of every book of the bible, cultural, archaeological and historical info, word definitions, pictures, maps and charts." Worth checking!
- 1 Peter 4:1-6 Before and After
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 Conduct in View of Christ's Coming
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Suffering for the Name of Jesus
- 1 Peter 4:1-6 - "Suffering with Christ, Waiting for Judgment"
- 1 Peter 4:7 - "The End of All Things"
- 1 Peter 4:8,9 - "The Power of Love"
- 1 Peter 4:10,11 - "Gifts for Each Other from God"
- 1 Peter 4:12,13 - "Surprised by Suffering"
- 1 Peter 4:14-19 - "The Inevitability of Judgment"
- 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 4:1-6 - exegetical notes
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 - exegetical notes
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 - exegetical notes
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 The End is at Hand
- 1 Peter 4:10-11 To Whom Much is Given
- 1 Peter 4:17-19 Judgment is Certain
- 1 Peter 4 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4 Commentary - more English notes
CHURCH PULPIT COMMENTARY (JAMES NISBET)
- 1 Peter 4:1–6 Prepared To Suffer For Righteousness
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 Living In View Of Eternity
- 1 Peter 4:12–19 The Christian’s Response To Suffering For Christ
- 1 Peter 4:1-6 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:7 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:8-11 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Commentary
CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT
- 1 Peter 4:13 Partakers of His Sufferings
- 1 Peter 4:17 Judgment on the Abyss of Love
- 1 Peter 4:19 The Sacrament Of The Saint
CHURCH PULPIT COMMENTARY (JAMES NISBET)
- 1 Peter 4:1-6 Intent On Holiness
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 The Church's Conduct In The End Times
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Hard Lessons About Hard Times
- 1 Peter 4:17-18 Judgment at the House of God
- 1 Peter 4:17-18 Judgment at the House of God
- 1 Peter 4:17-18 The Judgment of God
SAMUEL DAVIES - A funeral sermon by Samuel Davies, August 21, 1756
- 1 Peter 4:1 same mind
- 1 Peter 4:3 when we walked
- 1 Peter 4:6 to them that are dead
- 1 Peter 4:7 at hand
- 1 Peter 4:8 cover the multitude of sins
- 1 Peter 4:10 gift stewards
- 1 Peter 4:12 strange thing
- 1 Peter 4:13 partakers exceeding joy
- 1 Peter 4:16 suffer as a Christian
- 1 Peter 4:17 house of God obey not the gospel
- 1 Peter 4:19 faithful Creator
EASY ENGLISH COMMENTARY
G F C FRONMULLER (1900)
A C GAEBELEIN
GENE GETZ - principles from the respective passages
- 1 Peter 3:18-4:19; Christian Suffering: When we suffer because of our Christian faith, we should draw strength from Christ's sufferings. Video
EVERETT F HARRISON - begun by Harrison, concluded by Bennetech
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- Exegetical Studies in 1 Peter Part 17 JOHN H BENNETCH:
F B HOLE
- 1 Peter 4:1-6 "Don't Do What They Do"
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 "You Are Gifted!"
- 1 Peter 4:10-11 The Gifts of Giving
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 "God Will Start With YOU"
HOMILETICS FROM PULPIT COMMENTARY
INTO THY WORD - NOTES - Richard J. Krejcir
- 1 Peter 4:1-11 We Are To Have the Attitude of Christ!
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 We May Suffer for Faithfully Being in Him!
- 1 Peter 4 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4 Commentary - unabridged
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Fire in God's house: imagery from Malachi 3 in Peter's theology of suffering JETS 29.3 Sept 1986) 285-294
Lowell Johnson's Life of Peter - The First Rocky! includes the following messages
- The Original Rocky John 1:35-42
- Fishin' With Jesus Luke 5:1-11
- Rocks Don't Have to Sink Matthew 14:20-33
- The Healing of Peter's Mother-in-Law Matthew 8:14-15
- Peter's Great Loyalty John 6:48-71
- Peter's Great Confession Matthew 16:31-20
- Peter's Great Confusion Matthew 16:21-28
- On the Holy Mount Matthew 17:1-9
- Peter's Lesson on Forgiveness Matthew 18:15-35
- Straight From the Fish's Mouth Matthew 17:24-27
- Jesus at the Feet of Peter John 13:1-17
- Overcome by Overconfidence Luke 22:31-34
- Peter's Darkest Hour Mark 14:66-72
- “...And Peter” Mark 16:1-7
- Gone Fishing John 21:1-17
- Lord, What About my Brother John 21: 17-23
- The Pentecostal Preacher Acts 1-2
- The Cripple Who Danced in Church Acts 3:1-10
- How to Confront Hypocrites Acts 5:1-11
- Clash-Mates with the World 1 Peter 4:1-6
- The End Is Near! 1 Peter 4:7-11
- Suffering Is Part of God's Plan 1 Peter 4:12-19
- Portrait of a Pastor 1 Peter 5:1-4
- 1 Peter 4:1-6 The Suffering Which Means Triumph.
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 Getting Ready for the End.
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 The Fiery Trial.
- Suffering And A Separated Life - 1 Peter 4:1-6
- Godly Living In The End Times - 1 Peter 4:7-11
- The Fiery Ordeal - 1 Peter 4:12-19
PAUL E KRETZMANN
- 1 Peter 4:1
- 1 Peter 4:2,3
- 1 Peter 4:4,5
- 1 Peter 4:6
- 1 Peter 4:7
- 1 Peter 4:8
- 1 Peter 4:9
- 1 Peter 4:10
- 1 Peter 4:11
- 1 Peter 4:12,13
- 1 Peter 4:14-16
- 1 Peter 4:17
- 1 Peter 4:18
- 1 Peter 4:19
- The MacArthur Study Bible - Borrow
- 1 Peter 4:1 The Memory that Shuns Sin Pt 1
- 1 Peter 4:2-6 The Memory that Shuns Sin Pt 2
- 1 Peter 4:1-5 Breaking Sin's Grip
- 1 Peter 4:7 The Christian's Duty in a Hostile World, Pt. 1 Sermon
- 1 Peter 4:7 The Christian's Duty in a Hostile World - Pt 1 Study Guide (see dropdown)
- 1 Peter 4:7-9 The Christian's Duty in a Hostile World, Pt. 2 - Sermon
- 1 Peter 4:7-9 The Christian's Duty in a Hostile World - Pt 2 Study Guide (see dropdown)
- 1 Peter 4:10-11 The Christian's Duty in a Hostile World, Pt 3 - Sermon
- 1 Peter 4:10-11 The Christian's Duty in a Hostile World - Pt 3 Study Guide (see dropdown)
- 1 Peter 4:12-14 The Fiery Trial-Pt 1 - Study Guide (see dropdown)
- 1 Peter 4:15-19 The Fiery Trial, Pt. 2 - Sermon
- 1 Peter 4:15-19 The Fiery Trial-Pt 2 - Study Guide (see dropdown)
JAMES MCCULLEN SERMONS ON 1 PETER
- 1 Peter 4:1-6 Being Christ like.
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 End Times Conduct.
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Four Votes about Suffering.
JOHN MACDUFF, 1870
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 To God Be The Glory
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 A New Power Source
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 A New Perspective On Suffering
HENRY MAHAN - Commentary and sermons
- 1 Peter 4 - Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:7-13 The End of All Things Is at hand - Sermon
D MARTYN LLOYD-JONES - Mp3 from one of the master expositors of all time!
J VERNON MCGEE
- 1 Peter 4:19a A Faithful Creator
- 1 Peter 4:1-2 One With Him in Death
- 1 Peter 4:3-7 The Breath of Eternity
- 1 Peter 4:8 Love Covering Sins
- 1 Peter 4:11 The Motive of Our Lives
- 1 Peter 4:12-14 Not So Strange
- 1 Peter 4:1 Our Daily Homily
- 1 Peter 4:13-16 Our Daily Homily
J R MILLER
G CAMPBELL MORGAN
NET BIBLE NOTES
WILLIAM NICHOLSON, 1862
OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONALS
- 1 Peter 4:1 A Cure For Self-Pity
- 1 Peter 4:1-2 Make It Count
- 1 Peter 4:1-11 “No Grace”
- 1 Peter 4:1-5 Against The Flow
- 1 Peter 4:4
- 1 Peter 4:4a
- 1 Peter 4:10
- 1 Peter 4:10 Help With A Home Run
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 You Can't Beat The Price
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 A Bouquet Of Praise
- 1 Peter 4:7-11Stay Close
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 Corine
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 In Harmony
- 1 Peter 4:7-14 The Best Room
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 Deliver The Goods
- 1 Peter 4:8 A Blanket for Everyone
- 1 Peter 4:8 Behind The Building
- 1 Peter 4:9 A Warm Welcome
- 1 Peter 4:9 Pursuing Hospitality
- 1 Peter 4:10 It's Not Me
- 1 Peter 4:10. The Boat
- 1 Peter 4:10 A Steward Of Grace
- 1 Peter 4:11 You Have Purpose
- 1 Peter 4:12 Surprised by Trials
- 1 Peter 4:12 Trouble
- 1 Peter 4:12-13 For His Glory
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Trouble - 2
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Bull Sharks
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 No Need To Panic
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 No Regrets
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Bowling A Googley
- 1 Peter 4:13 How to Bloom
- 1 Peter 4:15 Suffering For What's Right
- 1 Peter 4:16 The Persecuted Church
- 1 Peter 4:19 Nothing To Do But Pray
- 1 Peter 4:19: When You're Betrayed
- 1 Peter 4:19b
- 1 Peter 4:1-6 Arming Yourself with the Purpose to Suffer
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 God in Everything at the End of the Age
- 1 Peter 4:10-11 Spiritual Gifts
- 1 Peter 4:12-1The Holy Spirit will Help You Die
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Why We Can Rejoice in Suffering
EDWARD HAYES PLUMPTRE
- 1 Peter 4:1-6 Going Against the Flow
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 The Day Before the End of the World
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Never Be Surprised by Hard Times
- 1 Peter 4 Critical and Exegetical Notes-scroll down for entries below
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 Homiletics
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 Suggestive Notes and Sermon Sketches
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Homiletics
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Suggestive Notes and Sermon Sketches
- 1 Peter 4 Illustrations to Chapter 4
- 1 Peter 4 :1 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4 :2 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4 :3 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4 :4 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4 :5 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4 :6 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:7 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:8 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:9 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:10 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:11 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:12 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:13 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:14 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:15 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:16 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:17 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:18 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:19 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4 Exposition - scroll down for Homilies listed below
- 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 4:12-19 Fiery Trial Among the Christians
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 The Joyous Aspect of Suffering for Christ a Help
JAMES QUIGGLE COMMENTARY
- 1 Peter 4:1
- 1 Peter 4:1b
- 1 Peter 4:1c
- 1 Peter 4:1d
- 1 Peter 4:2
- 1 Peter 4:2b
- 1 Peter 4:3
- 1 Peter 4:3b
- 1 Peter 4:3c
- 1 Peter 4:3d
- 1 Peter 4:3e
- 1 Peter 4:3f
- 1 Peter 4:3g
- 1 Peter 4:3h
- 1 Peter 4:4
- 1 Peter 4:4b
- 1 Peter 4:4c
- 1 Peter 4:5
- 1 Peter 4:5b
- 1 Peter 4:6
- 1 Peter 4:6b
- 1 Peter 4:7
- 1 Peter 4:7b
- 1 Peter 4:7c
- 1 Peter 4:7d
- 1 Peter 4:7e
- 1 Peter 4:8
- 1 Peter 4:8b
- 1 Peter 4:8c
- 1 Peter 4:9
- 1 Peter 4:9b
- 1 Peter 4:9c
- 1 Peter 4:10 4:10b 4:10c 4:10d
- 1 Peter 4:11 11b 11c 11d 11e 11f 11g 11h 11i
- 1 Peter 4:12 4:12b 4:12c 4:12d 4:12e
- 1 Peter 4:13 4:13b 4:13c 4:13d 4:13e
- 1 Peter 4:1-6 How Can We Overcome Temptation In The Midst Of Suffering?
- 1 Peter 4:7-11 What Should Be Our Lifestyle In These Last Days?
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 What Is God Doing To Us In Our Present Suffering?
ADRIAN ROGERS - devotional
- 1 Peter 3:8-4:6: Dead Men Don't Sin
- 1 Peter 4:7-11: When the End's in Sight
- 1 Peter 4:12-19: When Strange Things Happen to You
RAYMOND SAXE - Fellowship Bible Church sermons - several links do not work
SERMONS VERSE BY VERSE - older expositors
SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY
- 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
CHUCK SMITH COMMENTARY
- 1 Peter 4 Commentary
- 1 Peter 4:10 Glory to God
- 1 Peter 4:17, 18 Now is the Hour
- 1 Peter 4:17, 18 If So What Then
JAMES SMITH - HANDFULS ON PURPOSE, 1943
- ARMED. 1 Peter 4:1-6
- HELPS TO THE PRAYER LIFE. 1 Peter 4:7
- LOVE. 1 Peter 4:8-11
- INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUFFERING ONES. 1 Peter 4:12-19
SPIRIT AND TRUTH COMMENTARY
R C SPROUL - LIGONIER MINISTRY - DEVOTIONALS
- 1 Peter 4:1–2 Arm Yourselves
- 1 Peter 4:3–5 The Time That Is Past
- 1 Peter 4:6 Even to the Dead
- 1 Peter 4:7 The End of All Things
- 1 Peter 4:8–9 Love One Another
- 1 Peter 4:10–11 Serve One Another
- 1 Peter 4:12–13 Rejoice and Be Glad
- 1 Peter 4:14 The Spirit of Glory
- 1 Peter 4:14 The Spirit of Glory
- 1 Peter 4:15 Deserved Suffering
- 1 Peter 4:16 Be Not Ashamed
- 1 Peter 4:17 Judgment Begins
- 1 Peter 4:18–19 Entrust Your Soul
C H SPURGEON EXPOSITIONS
C H SPURGEON SERMON
- 1 Peter 4:1-3 Luminous Words
- 1 Peter 4:18 Sermon Notes: Is So, What Then?
- 1 Peter 4:18 If So, - What Then?
- 1 Peter 4:1-2 Free from Sin's Power
- 1 Peter 4:3-11 Serve and Love One Another
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 Suffering for God's Glory
- Kingdom Suffering for God's Glory - 1 Peter 4:1-11
- Christ suffered - 1 Peter 4:1-2
- Spent enough time sinning - 1 Peter 4:3-5
- The gospel was preached - 1 Peter 4:6
- The end of all things is near - 1 Peter 4:7
- Above all, love each other deeply - 1 Peter 4:8-11
- Kingdom Suffering With Christ - 1 Peter 4:12-19
- Rejoice - 1 Peter 4:12-16
- Time for judgment . . . family of God - 1 Peter 4:17
- Hard for the righteous to be saved - 1 Peter 4:18
- Suffer according to God's will - 1 Peter 4:19
TODAY IN THE WORD
VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH Transcripts on 1 Peter
Note that the following messages are all available on this page - the earlier chapters are at the bottom of the page which is why the order below proceeds from chapter 5 at the top to chapter 1 at the bottom (this is the way they are listed on the page)
- The Fiery Trial - Part 3: 1 Peter 4:12-19
- The Fiery Trial - Part 2: 1 Peter 4:12-19
- The Fiery Trial - Part 1: 1 Peter 4:12-19
- A Christian's Duty in a Hostile World - Part 4 1 Peter 4:7-11
- A Christian's Duty in a Hostile World - Part 3 1 Peter 4:7-11
- A Christian's Duty in a Hostile World - Part 2 1 Peter 4:7-11
- A Christian's Duty in a Hostile World - Part 1: 1 Peter 4:7-11
- Why Should We Hate Sin? - Part 2 1 Peter 4:1-6
- Why Should We Hate Sin? - Part 1 1 Peter 4:1-6
NATHANIEL MARSHMAN WILLIAMS