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 - click chart on right side

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


Key Words -- See importance of key words - learn how to mark key words and the associated discipline of how to interrogate them with 5W/H questions. Practice "interrogating" key words as well as term of conclusion (therefore), term of explanation (for), terms of purpose or result (so that, in order that, that, as a result), terms of contrast (but, yet), expressions of time (including thenuntil, after) and terms of comparison (like, as). You will be amazed at how your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, will illuminate your understanding, a spiritual blessing that will grow the more you practice! Be diligent! Consider the "5P's" - Pause to Ponder the Passage then Practice it in the Power of the Spirit. See also inductive Bible study  - observation (Observe With a Purpose), Interpretation (Keep Context KingRead LiterallyCompare Scripture with ScriptureConsult Conservative Commentaries), and then be a doer of the Word with Application. Do not overlook "doing the word" for if you do you are deluding yourself, and are just a "smarter sinner," but not more like the Savior! As Jesus said "blessed are those who hear the word of God, and observe it." (Lk 11:28+, cf James 1:22+), 

Key Words in 1 Peter (using NASB)

  • Salvation - 1 Pet 1:5 1 Pet 1:9 1 Pet 1:10 1 Pet 2:2 1 Pet 3:21 1 Pet 4:18
  • Suffering (16x out of 94 uses in the entire Bible!) - 1 Pet. 1:11; 1 Pet. 2:19; 1 Pet. 2:20; 1 Pet. 2:21; 1 Pet. 2:23; 1 Pet. 3:14; 1 Pet. 3:17; 1 Pet. 4:1; 1 Pet. 4:13; 1 Pet. 4:15; 1 Pet. 4:16; 1 Pet. 4:19; 1 Pet. 5:1; 1 Pet. 5:9; 1 Pet. 5:10; 2 Pet. 2:13; Rev. 2:10
  • Trial - 1 Pet 1:6
  • Fire/fiery - 1 Pet 1:7, 1 Pet 4:12
  • Hope - 1 Pet 1:3 1 Pet 1:13 1 Pet 1:21 1 Pet 3:15
  • Revelation/reveal - 1 Pet 1:5 1 Pet 1:7 1 Pet 1:12 1 Pet 1:13 1 Pet 4:13 1 Pet 5:1
  • Glory - 1 Pet 1:7 1 Pet 1:8 1 Pet 1:21 1 Pet 1:24 1 Pet 4:11 1 Pet 4:13 1 Pet 4:14 1 Pet 5:1 1 Pet 5:4 1 Pet 5:10
  • Joy - 1 Pet 1:6 1 Pet 1:8 1 Pet 2:4 1 Pet 2:7 1 Pet 4:13
  • Grace - 1 Pet 1:2 1 Pet 1:10 1 Pet 1:13 1 Pet 3:7 1 Pet 4:10 1 Pet 5:5 1 Pet 5:10 1 Pet 5:12
  • Note  that in "Various trials" (1 Pe 1:6+) God's Spirit always provides "Manifold Grace" (1 Pe 4:10+)! The words "various" and "manifold" are the same uncommon Greek word (10 uses in NT), poikilos. This is not an accidental association beloved! If you are going through a trial, you will find God's grace is always sufficient (cf 2 Cor 12:9+, 2 Cor 12:10+). 
  • Submission/subject - 1 Pet 2:13 1 Pet 2:18 1 Pet 3:1 1 Pet 3:22 1 Pet 3:5 1 Pet 5:5
  • Called (effectual calling) - 1 Pet 1:15 1 Pet 2:9 1 Pet 2:21 1 Pet 3:9 1 Pet 5:10
  • Holy (8x in 6v) - 1 Pet 1:12 1 Pet 1:15 1 Pet 1:16 1 Pet 2:5 1 Pet 2:9 1 Pet 3:5
  • Holy Spirit/Spirit - 1 Pet 1:2 1 Pet 1:11 1 Pet 1:12 1 Pet 2:5 1 Pet 3:4 1 Pet 3:8 1 Pet 3:18 1 Pet 3:19 1 Pet 4:6 1 Pet 4:14
  • Precious - 1 Pet 1:7 1 Pet 1:19 1 Pet 2:4 1 Pet 2:6 1 Pet 2:7 1 Pet 3:4
  • Imperishable/perishable - 1 Pet 1:4 1 Pet 1:7  1 Pet 1:18 1 Pet 1:23 1 Pet 3:4

D Edmond Hiebert - An Outline of 1 Peter
    I. The Introduction, 1 Peter 1:1-12 
         A. The salutation, 1 Peter 1:1-2 
         B. The thanksgiving for our great salvation, 1 Peter 1:3-12 
             1. The description of this salvation, 1 Peter 1:3-5 
                  a. The source of the salvation,1 Peter 1:3a 
                  b. The explanation of the salvation, 1 Peter 1:3b 
                  c. The nature of the salvation, 1 Peter 1:3c-4 
                  d. The certainty of the salvation, 1 Peter 1:5 
             2. The experiences with this salvation, 1 Peter 1:6-9 
                  a. The contrasting nature of the experiences, 1 Peter 1:6-7 
                  b. The sustaining power amid the experience of trials, 1 Peter 1:8-9 
             3. The magnification of this salvation, 1 Peter 1:10-12 
                  a. The magnification by prophetic search, 1 Peter 1:10-12a 
                  b. The magnification by apostolic proclamation, 1 Peter 1:12b 
                  c. The magnification by angelic inquiry, 1 Peter 1:12c 
    II. Exhortations in View of Our Salvation, 1 Peter 1:13-2:10 
         A. The life arising out of this salvation, 1 Peter 1:13-2:3 
             1. The life of the saved in relation to God, 1 Peter 1:13-21 
                  a. A life sober in hope, 1 Peter 1:13 
                  b. A life holy in conduct, 1 Peter 1:14-16 
                  c. A life reverent in attitude, 1 Peter 1:17-21 
                      i. The basis for reverence, 1 Peter 1:17a 
                      ii. The call for reverence, 1 Peter 1:17b 
                      iii. The motivation for reverence, 1 Peter 1:18-21 
             2. The life of the saved in relation to the brethren, 1 Peter 1:22-25 
                  a. The experience of purification, 1 Peter 1:22a 
                  b. The call to mutual love, 1 Peter 1: 22b 
                  c. The new birth as the basis for brother-love, 1 Peter 1:23-25 
             3. The life of the saved in relation to personal growth, 1 Peter 2:1-3 
                  a. The hindrances to personal growth, 1 Peter 2:1 
                  b. The call to spiritual growth, 1 Peter 2:2 
                  c. The argument for spiritual growth, 1 Peter 2:3 
         B. The reasons for such a life of the saved, 1 Peter 2:4-10 
             1. Because of the work of God with believers, 1 Peter 2:4-8 
                  a. The believer's approach to Christ, 1 Peter 2:4 
                  b. The character and function of believers, 1 Peter 2:5 
                  c. The character and effect of Christ the cornerstone, 1 Peter 2:6-8 
             2. Because of the nature of believers, 1 Peter 2:9-10 
    III. Exhortations in View of Our Position in the World,1 Peter 2:11-3:12 
         A. The appeal for appropriate individual conduct, 1 Peter 2:11-12 
         B. The duty of submission to the state, 1 Peter 2:13-17 
             1. The statement of the duty of submission, 1 Peter 2:13a 
             2. The scope of the duty of submission, 1 Peter 2:13b-14 
             3. The motivation for submission, 1 Peter 2:15 
             4. The character of those submitting,1 Peter 2:16 
             5. The sphere of welldoing, 1 Peter 2:17. 
         C. The duty of submission in household relations, 1 Peter 2:18-25 
             1. The statement of the duty of submission, 1 Peter 2:18 
             2. The reasons for submissive suffering, 1 Peter 2:19-21 
                  a. The acceptableness with God of suffering for conscience' sake,1 Peter 2:19-20 
                  b. The challenge from the example of Christ's suffering, 1 Peter 2:21 
             3. The elaboration of the example of Christ, 1 Peter 2:22-25 
                  a. His exemplary sufferings, 1 Peter 2:22-23 
                  b. His vicarious death, 1 Peter 2:24-25 
         D. The duty of believers in marital relations,1 Peter 3:1-7 
             1. The submission of the wives, 1 Peter 3:1-6 
                  a. The statement of the duty, 1 Peter 3:la 
                  b. The purpose in the submission of the wife, 1 Peter 3:1b-2 
                  c. The adornment of the submissive wife,1 Peter 3:3-4 
                  d. The examples of godly submission, 1 Peter 3:5-6a 
                  e. The outcome of the submission, 1 Peter 3:6b 
             2. The obligation of the husband,1 Peter 3:7 
         E. The appeal for becoming corporate conduct, 1 Peter 3:8-12 
             1. The description of the desired conduct, 1 Peter 3:8-9 
             2. The enforcement of the conduct from Scripture,1 Peter 3:10-12 
    IV. Exhortations in View of Christian Suffering, 1 Peter 3:13-5:11 
         A. The experience of suffering for righteousness, 1 Peter 3:13-17 
             1. The unnaturalness of suffering for doing good, 1 Peter 3:13 
             2. The blessedness of suffering for righteousness,1 Peter 3:14a 
             3. The reaction to suffering for righteousness, 1 Peter 3:14b-16 
             4. The assurance amid suffering for welldoing, 1 Peter 3:17 
         B. The example of Christ as suffering for righteousness,1 Peter 3:18-22 
             1. The character of His suffering, 1 Peter 3:18a 
             2. The consequences of His suffering, 1 Peter 3:18b-21 
             3. The culmination of His sufferings, 1 Peter 3:22 
         C. The equipment for suffering as Christians, 1 Peter 4:1-11 
             1. The necessary equipment in view of present suffering, 1 Peter 4:1-6 
                  a. The call to be equipped with the proper attitude, 1 Peter 4:1-2 
                  b. The motivation for being properly equipped, 1 Peter 4:3-6 
                      i. The motivation from past sinfulness, 1 Peter 4:3 
                      ii. The motivation from present opposition, 1 Peter 4:4 
                      iii. The motivation from future judgment, 1 Peter 4:5-6 
             2. The necessary conduct in view of the end, 1 Peter 4:7-11 
                  a. The motivation from the impending end, 1 Peter 4:7a 
                  b. The description of the necessary conduct in view of the end, 1 Peter 4:7b-11a 
                      i. The description of personal conduct, 1 Peter 4:7b 
                      ii. The description of social conduct, 1 Peter 4:8-11a 
                  c. The purpose of such conduct, 1 Peter 4:11b 
         D. The need for steadfastness in Christian suffering, 1 Peter 4:12-19 
             1. The necessary attitude toward Christian suffering, 1 Peter 4:12-13 
             2. The evaluation of Christian suffering, 1 Peter 4:14 
             3. The causes for suffering, 1 Peter 4:15-16 
                  a. The causes for suffering excluded for believers, 1 Peter 4:15 
                  b. The cause for suffering approved for believers, 1 Peter 4:16 
             4. The judgment of God exercised in suffering, 1 Peter 4:17-18 
             5. The exhortation to Christian sufferers, 1 Peter 4:19 
         E. The appeals to the church in view of Christian suffering, 1 Peter 5:1-11 
             1. The appeal to the elders, 1 Peter 5:1-4 
                  a. The person making the appeal, 1 Peter 5:1 
                  b. The duties of the elders, 1 Peter 5:2a 
                  c. The motives for the work of the elders, 1 Peter 5:2b-3 
                  d. The reward of the work of the elders, 1 Peter 5:4 
             2. The appeals to all church members, 1 Peter 5:5-9 
                  a. The appeal for humility, 1 Peter 5:5-6 
                  b. The appeal for trustfulness, 1 Peter 5:7 
                  c. The appeal for watchfulness, 1 Peter 5:8-9 
             3. The final encouragement amid suffering, 1 Peter 5:10-11 
                  a. The glorious promise to Christian sufferers,1 Peter 5:10 
                  b. The concluding doxology, 1 Peter 5:11 
    V. The Conclusion, 1 Peter 5:12-14 
         A. The indication of the messenger, 1 Peter 5:12a 
         B. The characterization of the message, 1 Peter 5:12b 
         C. The concluding greetings, 1 Peter 5:13-14a 
         D. The benediction of peace, 1 Peter 5:14b  (Introduction to the New Testament)


Salvation of
the Believer
1 Pe 1:1-12
Submission of
the Believer
1 Pe 2:13-3:12
Suffering of
the Believer
1 Pe 3:13-5:14
Salvation
1:1-1:12
Sanctification
1:13-2:12
Submit to
Government
2:13-17
Submit in Business
2:18-25
Submit in Marriage
3:1-8
Submit in all of life
3:9-12

Conduct in Suffering

3:13-17

Christ's Example of Suffering
3:18-4:6
Commands in Suffering
4:7-19
Minister in Suffering
5:1-14
Belief of Christians Behavior of Christians Buffeting of Christians
Holiness Harmony Humility
Adapted from Talk Thru the Bible

J Sidlow Baxter - The floorway inside the main entrance to a beautiful European cathedral consists of three large marble slabs, the first being inscribed CREDO, the second SPEIRO, the third AMO. That is the order, also, in which the three main epistle-writers of our New Testament occur. First comes Paul, who is distinctively the apostle of faith. Next comes Peter, with his emphasis on hope. Finally comes John, with his emphasis on love. "I believe." "I hope." "I love." This would seem also to be the usual order of progress in the spiritual experience of believers. 

This First Epistle of Peter stands third in the nine Hebrew Christian Epistles which constitute the final group of books in our New Testament. That the apostle Peter was indeed its author is substantiated, as most scholars agree, both by internal and external evidence. It seems likely that both his epistles were written towards the close of his days on earth. The first epistle was written to "the sojourners of the Dispersion" (1:1, R.V.). That expression, "the Dispersion," was the common Jewish term for those many thousands of Jews who from the time of the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities recorded in the Old Testament had been scattered throughout the regions over which the Assyrian and Babylonian powers had once reigned. Clearly, then, Peter is writing primarily, even though not exclusively, to Hebrew Christians. There does not seem to be any indication in the epistle that Peter had made first-hand contact with many of those to whom he now wrote; nor is there anything in it of a controversial nature. Its evident purpose is that of encouraging and strengthening those Jewish believers during a time of acute trial, I think we shall find, however, that it lights up with peculiar significance for our own time, and the age-end days which seem to be coming upon us. So, then, let us now inspect the epistle, just as it lies before us. Let us avoid forcing any prefabricated analysis upon it and see if the little document will yield up its own precious secret to us (for I believe that the Holy Spirit has set some special jewel of truth in each component part of Holy Writ). (Explore the Book-J. Sidlow Baxter-recommended)


Bruce Wilkerson - Persecution can either cause you to grow or grumble in the Christian life. It all depends on your response! In writing to Jewish believers struggling in the midst of persecution, Peter reminds them of their “roots.” They have been born again to a living hope, and therefore both their character and conduct can be above reproach as they imitate the Holy One who called them. The fruit of that proven character will be actions rooted in submission: law-abiding citizens, obedient employees, submissive wives, loving husbands. (Talk Thru the Bible)


James Van Dine - In the face of his execution, the apostle Peter continues to obey the Lord’s commission to tend His sheep (John 21:16) and strengthen his own brethren (Luke 22:32). He has instructed these believers in the faith and wishes to reinforce that teaching and to warn them of the dangers they will face from false teachers. His prescriptive admonition is to keep growing in grace and the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Charles Swindoll - Why is First Peter so important? First Peter focuses on the importance of believers bearing up under unjust suffering yet continuing to live well (1 Peter 2:20). In this way, 1 Peter might be called the Job of the New Testament, providing encouragement for the true believer to continue on in the way that Jesus has laid out for all His followers. The endurance Peter called these believers to is similar to Job’s, a man who suffered despite his righteousness. Peter maintained that this was the kind of true perseverance that God expects from His people.

What's the big idea? Living in close proximity to Jesus Christ for more than three years had provided the apostle Peter the best possible example of what it looked like to live in holiness amid a hostile world. More than any other man who walked the earth, Jesus modeled that lifestyle. Peter therefore pointed his readers in the best possible direction, to Jesus Himself. The apostle called Christians to “sanctify Christ as Lord” in their hearts, that believers might live and act as Jesus desires during their short time here on earth (1 Peter 3:14–18). This would include submission to authority—even unjust authority—in the government, in the home, and in the workplace. Jesus becomes the focal point for ordering one’s life in the midst of trials and tribulations. By rooting their perseverance in the person and work of Christ, believers can always cling to hope in the midst of suffering. (Insight for Living)


Henrietta Mears - Peter has been called the apostle of hope, as John was the apostle of love and Paul the apostle of faith. The word “hope” is found in 1 Peter 1:3, 13, 21; 3:15. Another word (in one form or another) is used more than 15 times in this short epistle: “suffering”—the suffering of Christ and of Christians in following Him.
Try a complete reading at one sitting of this short five-chapter letter, preferably in The New Testament in Modern English by J. B. Phillips

Peter says that Christians exhibit characteristics of several different things:

    •      “Babes”—desire the milk of the Word (1 Peter 2:2)
    •      “Lively stones”—built into the temple of life (1 Peter 2:5)
    •      “Priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices” (1 Peter 2:5)
    •      “Strangers”—keep themselves unspotted from the world (1 Peter 2:11)
    •      “Pilgrims” (“exiles,” NIV)—good deeds along the way (1 Peter 2:11)
    •      Citizens—render obedience to rulers (1 Peter 2:13)
    •      People—honor all people in the fear of God (1 Peter 2:17–18)
    •      “Servants” (“slaves,” NIV)—subject to Christ (1 Peter 2:18)
    •      Sufferers—patient, committing all to Christ (1 Peter 2:20–21)
    •      “Stewards” (1 Peter 4:10)
    •      Those who “speak as the oracles of God” (1 Peter 4:11)

1 PETER 4:12–5: CHRISTIAN TRIALS - Trials resulting from loyalty to Christ are inevitable. Christ sits as a refiner before the fire. The metallurgist takes the most pains with the most precious metals as they are subjected to the heat. Such fires melt the metals and burn up the dross, the impurities. Christ allows us to be subjected to the heat until all of our impurities are burned up. And just as the metallurgist will eventually see his or her reflection in the finished pure metal, so too Christ can see His own face reflected in our lives.
Christians were burned every night in Nero’s gardens. It looked as if the devil were about to devour the Church (see 1 Peter 5:8). It was a “fiery trial,” but God would use its heat to burn up the dross and leave the pure gold (1 Peter 4:12; see also 1 Peter 1:7). History is filled with examples of the many persecutions of Christians. Some have been even more brutal than Nero’s. Millions of Christians through the centuries have been subjected to every conceivable kind of torture. Peter’s words have been for them, too. How ashamed we should be even to mention our little troubles in light of these!
Don’t be surprised when you are tried in the fire, as if some strange thing were happening to you (see 1 Peter 4:12). Don’t think that Christ has promised that just because we are Christians, we will be spared from pain or misfortunes or death. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). This means that people will persecute Christians, because the world hates Christ and anything called by His name.
Peter exhorts the leaders of the Church to care for the flock, “neither as being lords over God’s heritage” (1 Peter 5:3), but serving them. Jesus had told Peter to “feed my sheep” (John 21:17). Each assistant shepherd will receive a reward, an unfading “crown of glory,” from the chief Shepherd when He appears (1 Peter 5:4).
The Christian life is like a jungle battle. Peter tells us who our enemy is: the devil. His work is opposed to all that is good in this world. He is pictured as a roaring lion, seeking his prey (see 1 Peter 5:8). This adversary is cagey, appearing sometimes as an angel of light, at other times as a serpent coiled for the strike. He always “as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). He is watching for the vulnerable spot, for the unguarded door to our hearts. Paul tells us what armor we should wear in Ephesians 6. But we need not be afraid, for “the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, [will] make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you” (1 Peter 5:10).  (What the Bible is All About - Recommended Resource)


J Vernon McGee - Peter deals with doctrine and handles weighty subjects. This is seen in his treatment of the great words of the gospel, many of which are gathered together at the outset (1 Peter 1:2) — elect, foreknowledge, sanctification, obedience, blood, and the Trinity. He used some of these words several times. Added to these are: salvation (used three times), revelation (with cognate words, used five times), glory (with cognate words, used sixteen times), faith (five times), and hope (four times). Peter has been called the apostle of hope; Paul, the apostle of faith; John, the apostle of love. The word that conveys the theme, however, is suffering (which, with cognate words, occurs sixteen times). The word hope is tied to it — the Christian hope in the time of trial.


OVERVIEWS AND INTRODUCTIONS:


DICTIONARY ARTICLES:

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
1 PETER

  • Commentary in Pdf format - 66 pages - modern commentary. Evangelical. Conservative.
  • Sample excerpt...
    "Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom" -- a familiar saying in our country.

    We remember from Pearl Harbor what it's like to get caught off guard. The enemy can be so deceptive: Japan's peace envoys were seated at the negotiating table at the very moment the attack was launched.

    Our country depends on a strong defense -- on being watchful so we are not surprised by a sneak attack and on being powerful so that we are prepared to fight when we have to. The same holds true in the spiritual realm: 

    Big Idea: CAREFUL RESISTANCE AGAINST THE ENEMY HELPS THE PERSECUTED CHURCH TO STAND STRONG IN THE GRACE OF GOD

    I. Be On the Alert -- Be Careful -- Military Alert He has just told them to be care-free; now he says be careful; not "let go and let God"; not passive in this spiritual warfare, but active;
    A. Disciplined self-control; clear thinking; good decisions
    B. Wide-awake watchfulness 20 times in the NT, believers are reminded to be on the alert, to Watch. Most of the time it is Jesus who commands it. If we are not careful, Satan can quickly gain an advantage:
    1) Eph. 4:26-27 keep short accounts regarding sin; be quick to repent
    2) 2 Cor. 2:10-11 a resentful or unforgiving spirit
    3) Jude 9 tread with caution; don't have a flippant attitude that the devil can't touch me

    II. Know the Enemy and Sense the Danger -- Military Intelligence
    A. His Makeup -- Character -- Identity
    1. "your adversary" if you are proud, God opposes you; if you are humble and submit to the mighty hand of God, Satan is your adversary = much to be preferred; we get to pick our adversary

JACK ARNOLD
SERMONS
1 PETER

What a Way to Go! - "When I go to heaven..." were Jack Arnold's last words before dying instantly in the pulpit from a heart attack. The extraordinary event made international headlines. and was picked up by the AP wire, CNN, and even Paul Harvey." (Click for more detail) (Watch memorial service - Pt 1Pt 2Pt 3Pt 4Pt 5). 

WILLIAM BARCLAY
COMMENTARY
1 PETER
Daily Study Bible

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
1 PETER

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)

John Cereghin - Valuable commentary that had a wide sale when first published by this Presbyterian pastor.

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:

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BRIAN BELL
SERMON NOTES
1 PETER

Calvary Chapel, Murrieta. Frequent illustrations

CHRIS BENFIELD
SERMONS
1 PETER

JOHANN A BENGEL
COMMENTARY
1 PETER
Gnomon

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)1 Peter 1 Commentary

JOHANN BENGEL
The Critical English Testament
COMMENTARY
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)

John Wesley said of Bengel "I know of no commentator on the Bible equal to Bengel" and referred to him as "The great light of the Christian world."

JOSEPH BENSON
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

Spurgeon - Adopted by the Wesleyan Conference as a standard work, and characterized by that body as marked by “solid learning, soundness of theological opinion, and an edifying attention to experimental and practical religion. Necessary to Methodist Students.

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

Anecdotes, Illustrations, Expositions. Joseph Exell, Editor

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

James 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
1 PETER

Bible Teacher's Guide. Modern commentary. Conservative. Evangelical. Practical applications.

JOHN BROWN
COMMENTARY
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.

WILLIAM BURKITT
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

Spurgeon - We liked Burkitt better when we were younger. He is, however, a homely and spiritual writer, and his work is good reading for the many. Burkitt is somewhat pithy, and for a modern rather rich and racy, but he is far from deep, and is frequently common-place. I liked him well enough till I had read abler works and grown older. Some books grow upon us as we read and re-read them, but Burkitt does not. Yet so far from depreciating the good man, I should be sorry to have missed his acquaintance, and would bespeak for him your attentive perusal.

JOHN CALVIN
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

Spurgeon on Calvin - Of priceless value....Calvin is a tree whose “leaf also shall not wither;” whatever he has written lives on, and is never out of date, because he expounded the word without bias or partiality.

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

E H Plumptre

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)

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

RICH CATHERS
Calvary Chapel, Fullerton
Sermon Notes on 1 Peter

Frequent use of illustrations.

R SCOTT CLARK
1 PETER

Caveat - Covenant Theologian - amillennial - holds to the Israel of God (see Israel of God) - does not accept a literal interpretation of many of the OT prophecies given specifically to the nation of Israel. As one example of a non-literal interpretation, Clark states this letter was written from Rome, a word not in the Greek text of 1 Peter. Peter himself disagrees and says it was written from Babylon! (1 Peter 5:13+). Peter says Babylon, a geographic location, so why not take him literally? Even a non-dispensationalist like Henry Alford says, "There is no reason whatever for regarding this any place but the Chaldean capital." So why are these messages listed in a website that uniformly adheres to a literal approach to Scripture? Because the exposition seems thoroughly evangelical and orthodox (as long as one is aware of the caveats.)

ADAM CLARKE
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

Click critique of his theological persuasion.

James Rosscup - This old, conservative Wesleyan Methodist work is good devotionally and aggressive for righteous living. Laypeople can find it still valuable today. It is Arminian in viewpoint and thus helpful, for example, in showing the reader how this approach deals with texts involving the eternal security question. The work contains much background material from many sources on all books of the Bible.

Spurgeon - Adam Clarke is the great annotator of our Wesleyan friends; and they have no reason to be ashamed of him, for he takes rank among the chief of expositors. His mind was evidently fascinated by the singularities of learning, and hence his commentary is rather too much of an old curiosity shop, but it is filled with valuable rarities, such as none but a great man could have collected....If you have a copy of Adam Clarke, and exercise discretion in reading it, you will derive immense advantage from it, for frequently by a sort of side-light he brings out the meaning of the text in an astonishingly novel manner. I do not wonder that Adam Clarke still stands, notwithstanding his peculiarities, a prince among commentators. I do not find him so helpful as Gill, but still, from his side of the question, with which I have personally no sympathy, he is an important writer, and deserves to be studied by every reader of the Scriptures. He very judiciously says of Dr. Gill, “He was a very learned and good man, but has often lost sight of his better judgment in spiritualizing the text;” this is the very verdict which we pass upon himself, only altering the last sentence a word or two; “He has often lost sight of his better judgment in following learned singularities;” the monkey, instead of the serpent, tempting Eve, is a notable instance.

STEVEN COLE
SERMONS
1 Peter

In depth study. Each sermon is 8-10 pages. Functions like a verse by verse commentary - recommended resource.

Here is a sample of Cole's preaching style from his introductory sermon on 1 Peter - 

After an extensive tour of the United States some years ago, the late, well-known German pastor and theologian Helmut Thielicke was asked what he saw as the greatest defect among American Christians. He replied, “They have an inadequate view of suffering.”

I think his observation still holds true. If it were not so, how could American Christians even give a moment’s credence to the ridiculous idea that it is always God’s will for believers to be healthy and wealthy? When we visited Macau in 1987, I asked a young woman from mainland China if she had heard of that teaching in China. She laughed softly, shook her head, and replied, “No, that teaching wouldn’t get very far in China.”

But an inadequate view of suffering is not just a problem for those who think that it’s always God’s will to give us a trouble-free life. I find it to be a problem among many Christians undergoing trials. Some face debilitating illness, but instead of submitting to God, they grow bitter and complain, “Why me?” Some put up with intolerable marriages for a while, but then bail out with the excuse, “Don’t I have a right to some happiness?” Others look back on a childhood in which they were abused and angrily complain, “Where was God when I needed Him? What kind of God would allow an innocent child to suffer like I did?”

All these people share in common an inadequate view of suffering. Because of their bitterness toward God, they are not in submission to Him. They are vulnerable to temptation and sin. Others who suffer may submit to God, but it’s more like glum resignation than grateful trust. They’re depressed because of their problems, perhaps even to the point of suicide. They’ve lost hope.

What all these people need is both hope and holiness in a hostile world. That is to say, they need to hear and apply the message of 1 Peter. The apostle wrote this letter to Christians scattered throughout what today is northern Turkey. He probably wrote from Rome (referred to in code as “Babylon” [5:13]) just before Nero’s fierce persecution of Christians in that city in A.D. 64. But the pressure was already on many who held to this new belief in Jesus as God in human flesh, who died on a Roman cross and was raised from the dead. Believers were being slandered (2:12; 3:14-16; 4:14). Gentile Christians were reviled by their former partners in sin (4:4). These Christians needed to know how to handle these trials that came upon them on account of their seeking to follow Christ.

Peter points them to Christ, our great example, who endured unjust suffering from a hostile world, but who maintained both hope and holiness by submitting Himself to the Father’s sovereign purpose. That’s the message of 1 Peter:

In spite of a hostile world, Christians can live in hope and holiness by submitting to God.

We all need this practical message because, in one form or another, we all face trials. Peter holds out no promise that following Jesus will exempt a believer from hardship. Far from it! He says that we should not be surprised at fiery ordeals, as if they were abnormal (4:12). But he points us to Christ and to the glory promised us in heaven. If we will learn the lessons packed into this great letter, we will be strengthened and encouraged as we live for Christ in this hostile world.....

We can respond to trials like an egg or like a potato. An egg goes into boiling water soft, but comes out hard. A potato goes in hard and comes out soft. I’d like you to ask yourself, “How am I responding to the trials God has sovereignly allowed into my life? Am I submitting to God or resisting Him?” If we submit to Christ, He will soften our hearts and give us both hope and holiness as we live in this hostile world. (1 Peter 1:1-2 Hope And Holiness In A Hostile World)

THOMAS CONSTABLE
Expository Notes
1 Peter

W A CRISWELL
SERMONS
1 PETER

Sermons from one of the best known Baptist preachers of the twentieth century.

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

RON DANIEL
SERMONS
1 PETER

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

DEVOTIONALS
1 PETER

These make excellent sermon illustrations. 

There are over 150 devotionals (equivalent of 76 pages) arranged by chapter - C H Spurgeon, G Campbell Morgan, Oswald Chambers, Our Daily Bread, F B Meyer, Octavious Winslow, J R Miller

To show how one might use this devotional page, here are several examples of illustrations that can be found on the page of devotionals listed above...

  • The trials of our lives are designed not to break us but to bend us toward God. Where you turn when you’re in trouble reveals a lot about your character. We can endure this life's trials because of the next life's joys.
  • Like a compass, the Bible always points you in the right direction.
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:3-4 - The United States Bullion Depository in Fort Knox, Kentucky, is a fortified building that stores 5,000 tons of gold bullion and other precious items entrusted to the federal government. Fort Knox is protected by a 22-ton door and layers of physical security: alarms, video cameras, minefields, barbed razor wire, electric fences, armed guards, and unmarked Apache helicopters. Based on the level of security, Fort Knox is considered one of the safest places on earth. As safe as Fort Knox is, there’s another place that’s safer, and it’s filled with something more precious than gold: Heaven holds our gift of eternal life. The apostle Peter encouraged believers in Christ to praise God because we have “a living hope”—a confident expectation that grows and gains strength the more we learn about Jesus (1 Peter 1:3). And our hope is based on the resurrected Christ.
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:4 As early as 1995, reservations were being made in fashionable hotels and resorts for celebrating New Year’s Eve 1999. According to writer Calvin McDowell in The New York Times, the London Savoy had by then been twice overbooked. Although the charge for the evening was $1,000, the Rainbow Room in New York City had a waiting list. So did the Waldorf-Astoria. Reservations were hard to get. For many people, the end of the 1900s and the dawning of a new millennium brings with it the hope that life will be different. Yet one doesn’t have to be endowed with the gift of prophecy to know that life is destined to continue as it was in the last millennium. For example, we can be sure that death will continue to be inescapable. We know that no one today will live to see the year 3000....It's never too soon to plan for eternity
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:4 -  Columnist L. M. Boyd recently described the amazing good fortune of a man named Jack Wurm. In 1949, Mr. Wurm was broke and out of a job. One day he was walking along a San Francisco beach when he came across a bottle with a piece of paper in it. As he read the note, he discovered that it was the last will and testament of Daisy Singer Alexander, heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune. The note read, “To avoid confusion, I leave my entire estate to the lucky person who finds this bottle and to my attorney, Barry Cohen, share and share alike.” According to Boyd, the courts accepted the theory that the heiress had written the note 12 years earlier, and had thrown the bottle into the Thames River in London, from where it had drifted across the oceans to the feet of a penniless and jobless Jack Wurm. His chance discovery netted him over 6 million dollars in cash and Singer stock. How would you like to have been making Mr. Wurm’s footprints on that San Francisco beach? What a find! Now let’s compare Jack Wurm’s inheritance with yours if you are trusting Christ as your Savior
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:4 - Perhaps you know someone who didn't receive the inheritance intended by a parent because of a faulty will. In an article titled "Money & The Law," attorney Jim Flynn says that if you want your estate to go to your chosen recipients instead of to members of the legal profession, you should avoid do-it-yourself wills. Such documents are usually legal but they are often unclear and fail to make provisions for unforeseen situations. Flynn advises having a formal will to be sure your wishes are carried out. Man-made wills can fail, but there is no ambiguous language about the inheritance God has in store for us.
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:6-7 - Frank has a toolbox full of knives and chisels that are designed for his woodcarving hobby. His favorite is a German-made, all-purpose carving knife. He has honed it repeatedly, and it still holds an edge. “I’m going to be sad,” Frank said, looking fondly at his knife, “when this blade gets too thin to sharpen.” Like all reliable carving tools, that knife is constructed of “crucible steel.” To produce this durable metal, raw material is placed in a crucible where it is subjected to intense heat. Once it is glowing with molten brightness, the white-hot metal is maintained at precisely the right temperature until it qualifies as crucible steel. When it cools, it is neither so soft that it won’t hold an edge nor so hard that it is brittle. Christians, as the handiwork of God, are shaped and formed by His will. Sometimes He places us in a crucible of affliction.
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:6-7 - God's "Pounder Room" or "Steinway Experience." - If you had to name the most famous piano, the one that produced the most beautiful sound in the world which one would you name? Most people would say "Steinway". The Steinway piano has been preferred by keyboard masters such as Rachmaninoff, Horowitz, Cliburn, and Liszt and for good reason. It is a skillfully crafted instrument that produces a phenomenal sound. Steinway pianos are built today the same way they were 140 years ago when Henry Steinway started his business. 200 craftsmen and 12,000 parts are required to produce one of these magnificent instruments. Most crucial is the rim-bending process, where 18 layers of maple are bent around an iron press to create the shape of a Steinway grand. Five coats of lacquer are applied and then hand-rubbed to give the piano its outer glow. The instrument then goes into the "Pounder Room", where each key is pounded 10,000 times to ensure quality and durability. Followers of Jesus Christ, much like the grand Steinway, are being "handcrafted" with all of the steps being watched over and directed by our Most High God, El Elyon , the One Who is in sovereign control of every detail of this process often referred to as "sanctification". We are being pressed and formed and shaped , all that we might "become conformed (molded with an inner and essential and not merely superficial conformity) to the image of His Son" (Ro 8:29). We are being polished, sometimes with the what seems like a great amount of what we could call the "rubbing of affliction", until we "glow." We are then being continually tested in the laboratory of everyday human experience. The process of sanctification is not always pleasant, but we can persevere with hope, knowing that our lives will increasingly reflect the beauty of holiness to the eternal praise of the Most High God. Amen. Are you going through a Steinway Piano experience?
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:7 - "your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ" - In October 1991, a firestorm destroyed 2,500 homes in the vicinity of Oakland, California. When the devastated owners returned and sifted through the black debris, they found that all their possessions had been reduced to soot. But one man and his daughter discovered a tiny porcelain rabbit. They marveled that so fragile an object had survived intact. Other victims of that catastrophe also found pottery and porcelain items that had somehow defied the all-consuming firestorm. The Sunday after the disaster, a local minister carried to his pulpit an unbroken vase, which was the only thing recovered from his home. He asked his congregation, “Do you know why this is still here and my house is gone?” He answered his own question by saying, “Because this had passed through the fire once before.” Can the fiery trials of life actually prove to be a blessing? 
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:7 - A severe trial is sometimes called an “acid test.” This term originated during times when gold was widely circulated. Nitric acid was applied to an object of gold to see if it was genuine or not. If it was fake, the acid decomposed it; if it was genuine, the gold was unaffected. God is not an arsonist; He's a refiner. —Dunn
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:7 - While on vacation in Alaska, we visited the El Dorado Gold Mine near Fairbanks. After a tour and demonstrations of mining techniques during Gold Rush days, we got to do a little panning for gold. Each person was given a pan and a bag of dirt and stones. After pouring the contents into the pan, we added water from a trough and swirled it around to stir up the silt and allow the gold, which is heavy, to sink to the bottom. Even though we had watched experts, we made little progress. The reason? Concerned about discarding something of value, we were unwilling to throw away worthless stones. This reminded me of how possessions sometimes keep us from finding what is truly valuable
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:6-7 - In the 1980s, Northern Nevada was the site of a gold strike. The discovery would have been beyond the imagination of 19th-century prospectors, for the gold in those western hills is virtually invisible. Even after being magnified 1,500 times, most of the particles remain imperceptible. Modern technology, however, has found a way to extract the gold. First, tons of ore are crushed to the consistency of fine sand. Then cyanide is added to dissolve the granules into a clear solution. When zinc dust is blended in, the gold separates from the mixture. The gold was there all the time, but it couldn’t be seen. There’s a similarity here to Peter’s explanation of suffering in his first New Testament letter. He saw great potential in the mountains of adversity and affliction that faced the Lord’s people. So he encouraged them to look beyond the heat and pressure produced by their suffering to the precious faith the Lord was developing from it (1 Pet. 1:6-7). He showed them that the “faith processing” experience was of great value to their spiritual lives. Therefore, they could actually rejoice in it (1 Peter 1:8). Don’t give in to life’s troubles. You may not see in them the rich potential of a strong faith, but it’s there. To have it developed is much more precious than gold! Faith-testing times can be faith-strengthening times.

  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:18 "redeemed...with the precious blood of Christ" - Make a toll-free call and “Jesus can be yours.” That’s the guarantee in an advertisement for a 2-foot tall, machine-washable “Jesus doll.” The doll wears a scarlet robe over a white tunic with a red heart emblazoned on it.The ad says that children will love to hug the doll, and the elderly and emotionally distressed will find it a source of comfort. So for only $29.95, “Jesus can be yours.” Would you want one? 
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:18-19 - The Iron Collar A missionary in West Africa was trying to convey the meaning of the word redeem in the Bambara language. So he asked his African assistant to express it in his native tongue. “We say,” the assistant replied, “that God took our heads out.” “But how does that explain redemption?” the perplexed missionary asked. The man told him that many years ago some of his ancestors had been captured by slave-traders, chained together, and driven to the seacoast. Each of the prisoners had a heavy iron collar around his neck. As the slaves passed through a village, a chief might notice a friend of his among the captives and offer to pay the slave-traders in gold, ivory, silver, or brass. The prisoner would be redeemed by the payment. His head then would be taken out of his iron collar. What an unusual and graphic illustration of the word redeem!
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:18-19 - There is a story that in 75 bc a young Roman nobleman named Julius Caesar was kidnapped by pirates and held for ransom. When they demanded 20 talents of silver in ransom (about $600,000 today), Caesar laughed and said they obviously had no idea who he was. He insisted they raise the ransom to 50 talents! Why? Because he believed he was worth far more than 20 talents. What a difference we see between Caesar’s arrogant measure of his own worth and the value God places on each of us. Our worth is not measured in terms of monetary value but by what our heavenly Father has done on our behalf.
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:18-19 "You were . . . redeemed . . . with the precious blood of Christ." All America waited anxiously. Many of us prayed. Captain Scott O’Grady’s F-16 had been shot down as he was flying over Serbia. Had he been killed or captured? Was he seriously injured? The hours ticked by. Five days passed. On the sixth day another pilot picked up a faint message from O’Grady’s radio. He was alive, managing somehow to hide from hostile soldiers. Immediately all the resources needed for a daring rescue operation were set in motion. O’Grady was snatched up to safety by a helicopter—and the US rejoiced. Newsweek magazine reported that the weapons and machinery used for the rescue of that one pilot were valued at $6 billion.
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:18-19 - Leslie B. Flynn told a story that illustrates this truth. An orphaned boy was living with his grandmother when their house caught fire. The grandmother, trying to get upstairs to rescue the boy, perished in the flames. The boy’s cries for help were finally answered by a man who climbed an iron drainpipe and came back down with the boy hanging tightly to his neck. Several weeks later, a public hearing was held to determine who would receive custody of the child. A farmer, a teacher, and the town’s wealthiest citizen all gave the reasons they felt they should be chosen to give the boy a home. But as they talked, the lad’s eyes remained focused on the floor. Then a stranger walked to the front and slowly took his hands from his pockets, revealing severe scars on them. As the crowd gasped, the boy cried out in recognition. This was the man who had saved his life. His hands had been burned when he climbed the hot pipe. With a leap the boy threw his arms around the man’s neck and held on for dear life. The other men silently walked away, leaving the boy and his rescuer alone. Those marred hands had settled the issue! (Lk 24:39, Jn 20:20, 25, 27). 
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:18-19 - Redeemed! A story told by Paul Lee Tan illustrates the meaning of redemption. He said that when A. J. Gordon was pastor of a church in Boston, he met a young boy in front of the sanctuary carrying a rusty cage in which several birds fluttered nervously. Gordon inquired, “Son, where did you get those birds?” The boy replied, “I trapped them out in the field.” “What are you going to do with them?” “I’m going to play with them, and then I guess I’ll just feed them to an old cat we have at home.” When Gordon offered to buy them, the lad exclaimed, “Mister, you don’t want them, they’re just little old wild birds and can’t sing very well.” Gordon replied, “I’ll give you $2 for the cage and the birds.” “Okay, it’s a deal, but you’re making a bad bargain.” The exchange was made and the boy went away whistling, happy with his shiny coins. Gordon walked around to the back of the church property, opened the door of the small wire coop, and let the struggling creatures soar into the blue. The next Sunday he took the empty cage into the pulpit and used it to illustrate his sermon about Christ’s coming to seek and to save the lost—paying for them with His own precious blood. “That boy told me the birds were not songsters,” said Gordon, “but when I released them and they winged their way heavenward, it seemed to me they were singing, ‘Redeemed, redeemed, redeemed!” You and I have been held captive to sin, but Christ has purchased our pardon and set us at liberty. When a person has this life-changing experience, he will want to sing, “Redeemed, redeemed, redeemed!” 
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 2:2 - Recently it was discovered that some milk producers in China had been diluting cow’s milk and adding the industrial chemical Melamine. This chemical was added because it artificially enhanced protein readings. Several infants died and others became seriously ill. Such adulteration is not new. Other countries have been adding Melamine to animal feed for at least 40 years for the same purpose, resulting in the death of animals.
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 2:4 "living stone" - Throughout London, there are statues and other items made from a unique building material called Coade stone. Developed by Eleanor Coade for her family business in the late 1700s, this artificial stone is virtually indestructible and has the capacity to withstand time, weather, and man-made pollution. Though it was a marvel during the Industrial Revolution, Coade stone was phased out in the 1840s following Eleanor’s death, and it was replaced by Portland cement as a building material. In spite of that, however, there remain today dozens of examples of this sturdy, ceramic-like stone that have withstood the harsh London environment for over 150 years. The apostle Peter described Jesus as a living stone
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 2:21 -  In the late 1940s, a young mother was stricken with polio and became an invalid. She astounded people by the way she accepted her affliction and ran her household from her bed. Her brother-in-law said to me, “I have heard a lot of talk about ‘supernatural grace,’ but I never knew what it was until I saw it shining through her.” We often do not know the full meaning of a virtue until we see it lived out in a person’s life.
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 3:8 Be... kindhearted, and humble in spirit - Why are we sometimes courteous and sometimes not? Courtesy blossoms in a heart that is humble, whereas selfishness is the root of rudeness. I remember reading a story about a plainly dressed man who entered a church in the Netherlands and took a seat near the front. A few minutes later a woman walked down the aisle, saw the stranger in the place she always sat, and curtly asked him to leave. He quietly got up and moved to a section reserved for the poor. When the meeting was over, a friend of the woman asked her if she knew the man she had ordered out of her seat. "No," she replied. Her friend then informed her, "The man you ordered out of your seat was King Oscar of Sweden! He is here visiting the Queen." The woman was greatly embarrassed and wished she had shown the king the courtesy of giving up her seat. But it was too late. He had left. Some of us find it hard to be courteous when we're driving our car, making our way through a crowded store, vying for a seat at the sports event, or even getting in line at the church potluck. Difficult as it sometimes may be, though, courtesy should be one mark of every Christian. If you're not very kind, you're not very holy.

  • Illustration of 1 Peter 5:6-7 In the 19th century, ships were often recklessly overloaded, resulting in those ships going down and the crews being lost at sea. In 1875, to remedy this negligent practice, British politician Samuel Plimsoll led the charge for legislation to create a line on the side of a ship to show if it was carrying too much cargo. That “load line” became known as the Plimsoll Line, and it continues to mark the hulls of ships today. Sometimes, like those ships, our lives can seem overloaded with fears, struggles, and heartaches. We can even feel that we are in danger of going under. In those times, however, it is reassuring to remember that we have a remarkable resource. We have a heavenly Father who stands ready to help us carry that load. The apostle Peter said, “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:6-7). He is capable of handling the cares that overwhelm us. God may lead us into troubled waters to deepen our trust in Him.
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 5:8 - Shrike System - The ancient sport of falconry used trained hawks or falcons in the pursuit of wild game. When the "educated predator" was allowed to fly, however, it often rose too high for human eyes to see it. So a hunter often carried a small caged bird called a shrike. By watching the antics of the little bird, the man could always tell where his hawk was, for the shrike instinctively feared the predator and cocked its head to keep it in view. The Christian desperately needs the alert perception of the shrike when it comes to detecting his spiritual enemy. Our adversary, Satan, "walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Pet. 5:8). Our responsibility, according to the apostle Peter, is to "be sober, be vigilant." We're to be always on the alert.
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 5:8 - On the southern shores of England is Slapton Sands. This beautiful beach area carries a tragic memory from its past. On April 28, 1944, during World War II, Allied soldiers were engaged in Operation Tiger, a training exercise in amphibious beach landings in preparation for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Suddenly, enemy gunboats appeared and killed over 700 American servicemen in a surprise attack. Today, a monument stands on Slapton Sands to commemorate the sacrifice of those young men who died while training for battle but were never able to enter the conflict. This tragedy is a metaphor that warns the believer in Christ. We too are involved in combat with an enemy who is powerful and deceptive. That is why the apostle Peter warned: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

Here is collection of devotionals (56 pages of material) from Moody Bible's "Today in the Word." The introduction to each devotional frequently begins with an illustration related to the specific passage.

Here are some examples of illustrations from Today in the Word to give you an idea of the content on this page...

  • Illustration of 1 Peter 1:4 - "an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you" - According to an article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on June 16, 2005, the Department of Revenue has $470 million in unclaimed funds, including personal inheritances. Recently officials have begun sending out thousands of letters, hoping to connect individuals and their unclaimed money. The thought that a large sum of money could be ours is pretty exciting. It's easy to daydream about how we'd spend all that money. For many, the future would seem brighter given the prospect of much wealth. And yet, as believers, we already have an unimaginable inheritance waiting for us!
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 2:1 "putting aside...all slander." - The story is told that author Edgar Allen Poe died in 1849 in a drunken stupor while lying in a Baltimore gutter. But a new look at the medical evidence from Poe's last days shows that the writer was not drunk, but suffering from rabies. Furthermore, he did not die on the street, but in a hospital. So how did the false story get started? It may have been concocted by Poe's doctor. A strong temperance advocate, he might have wanted to turn the writer's death into a propaganda lesson about the evils of alcoholism. Whatever Edgar Allen Poe's personal shortcomings were, it appears that his reputation has suffered from more than a century of slander. It's a classic case. Like most slander, the story contains a kernel of truth. Poe was seen in a bar acting strangely shortly before his death, and he did drink occasionally. But these facts did not contribute to his death. Nonetheless, the slanderous account endured for more than one hundred years.
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 2:4 Jesus "is choice and precious in the sight of God." - One of the world’s most famous gems is the Hope Diamond. The story goes that a French merchant purchased an enormous 112-3/16-carat diamond. The diamond, most likely from India, was described as having a “beautiful violet” color. The merchant sold the diamond to King Louis XIV of France in 1668. Many of its owners experienced bad luck and even death, which led to the association of the gem with its unfortunate legend. Over the years, the diamond passed through the hands of royalty and wealthy businessmen, and along the way, it was recut and shaped to its present 45.52 carats. Although now a fraction of its original weight, the diamond is still a magnificent treasure on permanent display in the Smithsonian. Precious stones do not go unnoticed. They are valued, displayed, treasured, and fought over. They are used as a tribute to one’s love when placed in an engagement or anniversary band. So it is noticeable that God compares us, as well as His Son, to living stones “chosen by God and precious to him” (1 Peter 2:4).
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 2:6 "“BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHOICE STONE" - More than 120 years after General George Custer and his 7th Cavalry were destroyed at the Little Bighorn River in southern Montana, the famous battlefield is adding a new memorial stone. A monument was erected in 1881 to honor Custer and the soldiers and Indian scouts who fell with him. Now the National Parks Service has announced plans to add another monument in tribute to the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors who defeated Custer on June 25-26, 1876. Memorial stones are important markers. The Bible speaks of another important stone--not an historical monument to people now dead, but a ""living Stone"" and a living Person, Jesus Christ (1 Pe 2:4).
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 2:9 - "you are A CHOSEN RACE" - Russ Lawson recounts the story of Minnie, a homeless and very unattractive little dog. When Minnie was about to be euthanized, Russ, a vet's assistant, was struck by her good disposition and decided to find her a home. In response to his ad, a teenager called and said that he wanted the dog for his grandfather. Warned that the dog looked strange, the young man was not deterred. When the family arrived to pick up Minnie, Russ waited anxiously to see what their reaction would be to her appearance. Minnie's tail wagged excitedly as she licked the grandfather's face and he stroked her lovingly—it was a perfect match! Minnie's funny appearance was no problem because the elderly man was blind. Now you may be wondering what this has to do with our study! Well, in many respects, believers can be like funny-looking dogs. We're far from perfect, yet despite appearances, we're actually chosen—even royal and holy (1 Peter 2:9)!
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 2:11 - "fleshly lusts" - Two decades ago, Woody Allen caught the media’s attention when he began dating the adopted daughter of his then-partner, Mia Farrow. The odd couple married five years later. When pressed by a reporter from Time magazine, Allen remarked, "The heart wants what it wants." Though offensive to some, the words were nonetheless true. Whether a child secretly drops her veggies into the garbage, a college student polishes off a bag of cookies, or an older man turns to liquor for comfort, the heart—the flesh!—wants what it wants.
  • Illustration of 1 Peter 2:9-12 - When the secular world tries to define what is ""Christian,"" the result is often a bad case of confusion. Two recent surveys verify that fact. In one study, people suggested that the most widely read ""Christian"" magazine is the Reader's Digest! In another survey, the respondents said the most listened-to ""Christian"" radio programs were a popular newscast and a well-known conservative political talk show.We should not be surprised by such thinking from the secular world. But the sad reality is that the Christian world often seems to be similarly confused about what makes believers distinctive. Anyone who needs a short refresher course on this subject can find it in today's reading.

Biblegateway devotionals - click for link to multiple devotionals on 1 Peter. They are of variable quality to Be a Berean. Here are some examples...

A W Tozer - Spiritual Warfare and Sin: Eternal Enmity.—1 Peter 4:12-13

There are two spirits in the earth, the Spirit of God and the spirit of Satan, and these are at eternal enmity. The ostensible cause of religious hatred may be almost anything; the true cause is nearly always the same: the ancient animosity which Satan, since the time of his inglorious fall, has ever felt toward God and His kingdom. Satan is aflame with desire for unlimited dominion over the human family; and whenever that evil ambition is challenged by the Spirit of God, he invariably retaliates with savage fury....

It is possible within the provisions of redemptive grace to enter into a state of union with Christ so perfect that the world will instinctively react toward us exactly as it did toward Him in the days of His flesh....

It is the Spirit of Christ in us that will draw Satan's fire. The people of the world will not much care what we believe and they will stare vacantly at our religious forms, but there is one thing they will never forgive us-the presence of God's Spirit in our hearts. They may not know the cause of that strange feeling of antagonism which rises within them, but it will be nonetheless real and dangerous. Satan will never cease to make war on the Man-child, and the soul in which dwells the Spirit of Christ will continue to be the target for his attacks. The Warfare of the Spirit, 3-4.

"Lord, thank You for victory through Jesus Christ. Amen."


A W Tozer - Preaching: Imperfect Interpreters.—1 Peter 1:23,25

Often our missionaries have told us of difficult times they have had with interpreters. The expression of the missionary may go in one way and come out with a different sense to the hearer, and I think when we expound the Scriptures, we are often guilty of being imperfect interpreters. I shall do the best I can to catch the spirit of the man, Peter, and to determine what God is trying to say to us and reduce the interference to a minimum.

Now, I suppose more people would like me if I were to declare that I preach the Bible and nothing but the Bible. I attempt to do that, but honesty compels me to say that the best I can do is to preach the Bible as I understand it. I trust that through your prayers and the Spirit of Christ my understanding may be right. If you pray and if I yield and trust, perhaps what we get from First Peter will indeed be approximately what Peter would say if he were here in person. We will stay as close as we can to the Word of the Living God. I Call It Heresy!, 17-18.

"Lord, I'm aware that I am an imperfect interpreter. But I'm preaching the Word of God and it is crucial that I get it right and deliver it accurately. Guide me constantly by Your Spirit so that I may be a faithful mouthpiece. Amen."


John Piper - 1 Peter 4:10 - God’s Grace in Spiritual Gifts

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. (1 Peter 4:10)

Future grace is “varied grace.” It comes in many colors and shapes and sizes. This is one of the reasons spiritual gifts in the body are so diverse. The prism of your life will refract one of the colors of grace that would never come through my prism.

There are as many future graces as there are needs in the body of Christ — and more. The purpose of spiritual gifts is to receive and dispense the future grace of God to those needs.

But someone may ask, “Why do you take Peter to refer to future grace? Doesn’t a steward manage a household store that is already on hand?”

The main reason I take Peter to refer to future grace is because the next verse illustrates how this works, and the reference there is ongoing supplies of future grace. He says, “Whoever serves . . . by the strength that God supplies — in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 4:11).

When you fulfill your spiritual gift to serve someone tomorrow, you will be serving “by the strength that God supplies” tomorrow. The word is supplies, not supplied.

God goes on, day-by-day, moment-by-moment, supplying the “strength” in which we minister.

MARK DUNAGAN
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

DAN DUNCAN
SERMONS
1 PETER

Believer's Chapel Dallas

ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY FOR ENGLISH READERS
1 PETER

James Rosscup - Though concise in its statements, this old commentary reveals a thorough knowledge of the Greek and is very helpful in matters of grammar and word meanings.

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY
on 1 Peter

J Rawson Lumby

James Rosscup - Though this work is generally helpful on historical background, it is often not of great assistance on the original text or problem passages. It skips over these many times. It is generally conservative, but not always. The value is greater on some books because the authors have done an excellent work: Kellogg on Leviticus; Blaikie on Joshua and I, II Samuel; Plummer on the pastorals, James and Jude. Some sections are by radical liberals, for example George A. Smith on Isaiah and the Minor Prophets. By and large, the student will do better to use a detailed set like The Expositor’s Bible Commentary plus individual best works on the different Bible books or sections of Scripture.

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

EXPOSITOR'S GREEK TESTAMENT
COMMENTARY
1 PETER
J H A HART

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)

A C GAEBELEIN
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

James Rosscup - This dispensationally oriented work is not verse-by-verse, but deals with the exposition on a broader scale, treating blocks of thought within the chapters. Cf. also Arno C. Gaebelein, Gaebelein’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible (I Volume, Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux, 1985), the Annotated Bible revised. The author was a popular evangelical Bible teacher of the first part of the century, much like H. A. Ironside in his diligent but broad, practical expositions of Bible books. Gaebelein was premillennial and dispensational, and editor for many years of Our Hope Magazine.

JOHN GILL
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

James Rosscup - Gill (1697–1771), a pastor of England, wrote these which are two-column pages, ca. 900–1,000 pages per volume, Originally they were 9 volumes, folio. He also wrote Body of Divinity, 3 volumes, and several other volumes. His commentary is evangelical, wrestles with texts, is often wordy and not to the point but with worthy things for the patient who follow the ponderous detail and fish out slowly what his interpretation of a text is. He feels the thousand years in Revelation 20 cannot begin until after the conversion of the Jews and the bringing in of the fullness of the Gentiles and destruction of all antiChristian powers (volume 6, p. 1063) but in an amillennial sense of new heavens and new earth coming right after Christ’s second advent (1064–65), and the literal thousand years of binding at the same time. He feels the group that gathers against the holy city at the end of the thousand years is the resurrected wicked dead from the four quarters of the earth (i.e. from all the earth, etc. (1067).  

Spurgeon - Beyond all controversy, Gill was one of the most able Hebraists of his day, and in other matters no mean proficient...His ultraism is discarded, but his learning is respected: the world and the church take leave to question his dogmatism, but they both bow before his erudition. Probably no man since Gill’s days has at all equalled him in the matter of Rabbinical learning.

He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. 

DOUG GOINS
Sermons on 1 Peter
Peninsula Bible Church

DAVE GUZIK
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

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

MATTHEW HENRY
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

UNABRIDGED

Spurgeon - A Christian man wishing for the cream of expository writers could not make a better purchase. Ministers, as a rule, should not buy condensations, but get the works themselves.

James Rosscup - This evangelical work, devotional in character, has been in constant demand for about 280 years. Its insight into human problems is great, but it often does not deal adequately with problems in the text. The one-volume form eliminates the Biblical text and is thus less bulky. It has sold very well. The late Wilbur M. Smith, internationally noted Bible teacher, seminary professor and lover of books, tabbed this “The greatest devotional commentary ever written”. Henry was born in a Welch farmhouse, studied law, and became a Presbyterian minister near London. He wrote this commentary in the last 13 years before he died at 52 in 1714. The first of six volumes was published in 1708. He completed through Acts, and the rest of the New Testament was done by 14 clergymen. (Ed: Thus 1 Peter are not the comments of Matthew Henry).

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).

Cyril Barber - First published in 1984. Of all the expositions of I Peter available today, this is one of the best for the expository preacher. Highly recommended!

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

DAVID HOLWICK
Sermon Notes on 1 Peter

Frequent Use of Illustrations

INTO THY WORD
1 PETER STUDY NOTES
Richard J. Krejcir

H A IRONSIDE
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

Cyril Barber - Continuously in print for 50 years, having made its debut in 1947. Ironside always has something good to say. He is easy to read, evangelical, and provides deft applications of the truth to life. One limitation of this revision is the use of the KJV when some other modern translation (e.g., NKJV) would have better served the needs of modern readers. Otherwise, this exposition is lucid and ideal for lay Bible study.

James Rosscup - He is staunchly evangelical, showing good broad surveys based on diligent study, practical turns, even choice illustrations. In prophecy he is premillennial dispensational....Many preachers have found that Ironside works, read along with heavier books on details of exegesis, help them see the sweep of the message and prime their spirits for practical relevance.

John Cereghin - Ironside, Harry A., Expository Notes on the Epistles of James and Peter, 1947, 41 pages. Brief devotional exposition. He attacks hyper-Calvinism (68); denounces the error of “soul sleep” (73); suggests that angels may refer to Genesis 6 (82-83); teaches the Premillennial coming of Christ (98). A practical and devotional exposition. Reprinted from the 1904 edition. 

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

Abridged Version

Published 1871 - Probably best older commentary on prophetic passages as it tends to interpret more literally.

James Rosscup - This is a helpful old set of 1863 for laypeople and pastors to have because it usually comments at least to some degree on problems. Though terse, it provides something good on almost any passage, phrase by phrase and is to some degree critical in nature. It is evangelical....Especially in its multi-volume form this is one of the old evangelical works that offers fairly solid though brief help on many verses. Spurgeon said, “It contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed this and used it diligently” (Commenting and Commentaries, p. 3). Things have changed greatly since this assessment! It is primarily of help to pastors and lay people looking for quick, though usually somewhat knowledgeable treatments on verses.

Spurgeon - A really standard work. We consult it continually, and with growing interest. Mr. Fausset’s portion strikes us as being of the highest order. 

John Cereghin -  A conservative exposition. He defends Petrine authorship (xlixff); argues for the deity of Christ (619); holds that assurance in Scripture is doubly sure (622); identifies the elements as “the world’s component materials” (627); holds that Paul’s Epistles were already known as “Scripture” (628).

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

Unabridged version.

JOHN HENRY JOWETT
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

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)

Cyril Barber - This is one of the finest devotional expositions of these NT books. First published in 1905, it has retained its value in spite of the passing of the years. It offers an irenic and encouraging discussion of Peter’s letters that has not been equaled. Readers will soon find that Jowett possessed a remarkable grasp of the Greek text, a wide acquaintance with the literature produced up to his time, and these he blends with a skillful use of hymnody. His exposition deserves a place in every expository preacher’s library. Recommended (The Minister's Library, Volume 3)

LANGE'S COMMENTARY
1 PETER
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)

James Rosscup - The treatments of books within this evangelical set (Lange's Commentary) vary in importance. Generally, one finds a wealth of detailed commentary, background, and some critical and exegetical notes. Often, however, there is much excess verbiage that does not help particularly. On the other hand, it usually has something to assist the expositor on problems and is a good general set for pastors and serious lay people though it is old.

ROBERT LEIGHTON, D. D.
COMMENTARY
1 PETER

Scottish Puritan (1611-1684)

A Practical Commentary Upon the First Epistle of St. Peter — Highly 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

  • Introduction
  • 1 Peter 1:1
  • 1 Peter 1:2 - here is a sample excerpt (Note that if you have Crossway's version it is modernized and considerably shorter than Leighton's original work)
    In this verse we have their condition and the causes of it. Their condition sanctified and justified; the former expressed by obedience, the latter by sprinkling of the blood of Christ. The causes, 1. Eternal election, 2. The execution of that decree, their effectual calling, which (I conceive) is meant by Election here, the selecting them out of the world, and joining them to the fellowship of the children of God. So John 15:19. The former, Election, is particularly ascribed to God the Father, the latter to the Holy Spirit; and the blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is here assigned as the cause of their justification; and so the whole Trinity concurring dignify them with this their spiritual and happy estate.

JOHN MACARTHUR
SERMONS
1 PETER

Highly Recommended -- Functions like a verse by verse commentary

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
SERMONS
1 PETER

James Rosscup - This evangelical work is both homiletical and expository and is often very good homiletically but weaker otherwise. Helpful in discussing Bible characters, it is weak in prophecy at times because of allegorization. It is not really as valuable today as many other sets for the serious Bible student. The expositions are in the form of sermons.

Who is Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910)?

JAMES MCCULLEN
SERMONS ON
1 PETER

Frequent use of illustrations

NATHANIEL MARSHMAN WILLIAMS
COMMENTARY
1 PETER
(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)

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Conservative, Evangelical on 1 Peter

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JIM BOMKAMP

PAUL BROWN

CHART 1 PETER - OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK

IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN

R SCOTT CLARK - blog post

D MARION CLARK - average about 10 pages per Word Doc - look good (His 1 Peter series is also here on SermonCentral)

KAY DAIGLE

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DWIGHT EDWARDS

DON FORTNER

JOHN FRAME - sermons

ARNOLD FRUCHTENBAUM

GENE GETZ - principles from the respective passages

  • 1 Peter 1:1-2; Identity in Christ: As Christ-followers, we are to discover our true identity in God's eternal family rather than in our earthly associations and relationships. Video
  • 1 Peter 1:3-12; An Exclusive Message for All: We must never compromise the message that all human beings need to be saved by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. Video
  • 1 Peter 1:13-25; Living Transformed Lives: In view of God's mercy and grace in saving us, we are to obey God's Word and become more and more like Jesus Christ. Video
  • 1 Peter 2:1-5; Spiritual Growth: To grow together by obeying God, we must deliberately and consistently learn the Scriptures. Video
  • 1 Peter 2:9-12; A Holy People: To be God's witness in this world, local churches must function as dynamic, transformed communities that reflect God's holiness. Video
  • 1 Peter 2:13-17; Human Institutions: As Christ-followers, we are to be obedient within all human institutions and structures without violating biblical values. Video
  • 1 Peter 2:18-25; Subservient Roles: As those who occupy subservient roles, we are to do all we can within the will of God to respect and submit to those we serve. Video
  • 1 Peter 3:1-7; Marital Relationships: As husbands and wives, we are to fulfill our God-ordained roles by following Jesus Christ's servant-leadership model. Video
  • 1 Peter 3:8-17; Corporate Witness: As local churches, we should become communities of love and unity that reveal Jesus Christ to the unsaved world. Video
  • 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
  • 1 Peter 5:1-7; Demonstrating Humility: No matter our roles and responsibilities in the church, we are to serve one another humbly in love. Video
  • 1 Peter 5:8-9;Resisting Satan: We must be on guard against all of Satan's tactics, but especially the temptation to be prideful. Video

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HOLMAN PUBLISHING

HOMILETICS FROM PULPIT COMMENTARY

TIM KELLER 

SCOTT KELLY

STEVE KRELOFF - Messianic Jewish Pastor

  • Conduct In Crisis - An Introduction - 1 Peter Various 
  • Our Living Hope - 1 Peter 1:1-5
  • A Living Hope - 1 Peter 1:2-5
  • How To Handle Trials - 1 Peter 1:6-9 
  • Suffering And Glory - 1 Peter 1:10-13
  • Incentive to Holy Living - 1 Peter 1:14-20
  • Suffering And Godly Living - 1 Peter 1:14-21
  • The Living Word - 1 Peter 1:22 - 2:3
  • Three Steps to Spiritual Growth - 1 Peter 2:1-3
  • The Living Stone - 1 Peter 2:4-10
  • How To Deal With Critics - 1 Peter 2:11-20 
  • The Suffering Of Christ - 1 Peter 2:21-25
  • Submission And The Home - 1 Peter 3:1-7
  • Joseph, A Mistreated Man (Part 1) - 1 Peter 3:8-13
  • Resisting The World's Pressure - 1 Peter 3:13-17
  • Joseph, A Mistreated Man (Part 2) - 1 Peter 3:13-17
  • Victory In Suffering - 1 Peter 3:18-22
  • 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
  • When God Builds a Pastor - 1 Peter 5:1-4
  • When God Builds A Pastor - 1 Peter 5:1-4
  • Victory For The Suffering Church - 1 Peter 5:5-14

LIFEWAY SERMONS

JOHN MACARTHUR

P G MATTHEW - sermons

J VERNON MCGEE

MONERGISM

NIV STUDY BIBLE INTRODUCTION

PRECEPT MINISTRIES

MATT POSTIFF - - Fellowship Bible Church sermons

  • Index of Messages (docx)
  • 1 Peter 1:2 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 1:1-2 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 1:3-5 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 1:5 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 1:6-9 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 1:10-12 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 1:13 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 1:14-16 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 1:17-19 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 1:20-21 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 1:22 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 1:23-25 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 2:1-3 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 2:4-8 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 2:9-10 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 2:11-12 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 2:13-17 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 2:18-25 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 2:24-25 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 3:1-6 Part 1 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 3:1-6 Part 2 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 3:7 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 3:13-17 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 3:18 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 3:19-20 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 3:21-22 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 4:1-2 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 4:1-6 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 4:10-11 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 4:7-9 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 4:12-16 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 4:17-19 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 5:1-4 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 5:5-7 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 5:8-9 (docx)
  • 1 Peter 5:10-14 (docx)

WIL POUNDS

RAYMOND SAXE - Fellowship Bible Church sermons - several links do not work

  • 1 Peter 1:13-17 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 1:13-21 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 1:19-21 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 1:22-25 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 2:10-11 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 2:16-17 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 2:18-25 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 2:21-25 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 3:1-6 (pdf)(N/A)
  • 1 Peter 3:7-9 (pdf)(N/A)
  • 1 Peter 3:8-12 (pdf)(N/A)
  • 1 Peter 3:13-17 (pdf)(N/A)
  • 1 Peter 3:18-22 (pdf)(N/A)
  • 1 Peter 4:1-6 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 4:7 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 4:7-11 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 4:10-11 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 5:1-4 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 5:5 (pdf)
  • 1 Peter 5:7-9 (pdf)

SERMONINDEX - Sermons on 1 Peter - audio only

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

CHARLES SIMEON

JOHN SKILTON

JAMES SLAUGHTER

RUSSELL SMITH - sermons

R C SPROUL - LIGONIER MINISTRY - DEVOTIONALS

RAY STEDMAN - article

SAM STORMS

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

COMMENTARIES
ON 1 PETER
(Alphabetized by Author)

BEST COMMENTARIES

AMERICAN BAPTIST

VINCENT CHEUNG

CHURCH PULPIT COMMENTARY (JAMES NISBET)

JOHN DUMMELOW

EASY ENGLISH COMMENTARY

L M GRANT

F B HOLE

HOMILETICS FROM PULPIT COMMENTARY

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

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

JAMES MOFFATT

John Cereghin - A liberal interpretation. He thinks that II Peter was a forgery written in the second century (173ff); admits the writer called Christ God (177); holds that cleansing comes through baptism (182). 

The upshot is BE A BEREAN with this commentary (Acts 17:11+)!

HENRY MORRIS - Defender's study notes in link to right of Scripture

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR

ROBERT NEWMAN

JAMES NISBET

PETER PETT

MATTHEW POOLE

JAMES QUIGGLE COMMENTARY

C I SCOFIELD (1917)

PHILLIP SCHAFF

SERMONS ON 1 PETER - older expositions

SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY

SPIRIT AND TRUTH COMMENTARY

C H SPURGEON EXPOSITIONS

JAMES SMITH - HANDFULS ON PURPOSE, 1943

  • LIVING AS FOREIGNERS. 1 Peter 1:1
  • ELECTION. 1 Peter 1:2
  • THE BIRTH OF A DOXOLOGY. 1 Peter 1:3-5
  • THE BIRTH OF A PARADOX. 1 Peter 1:6, 7
  • NOT SEEN, YET TRUSTED AND LOVED. 1 Peter 1:8
  • THREE UNSPEAKABLE BLESSINGS. 1 Peter 1:8, with 2 Corinthians 9:15; 12:4
  • THE GLORY AND GREATNESS OF OUR SALVATION. 1 Peter 1:9-12
  • GIRDING THE MIND. 1 Peter 1:13-16
  • HOLINESS. 1 Peter 1:14-16
  • "PASS YOUR TIME IN REVERENCE." 1 Peter 1:17-21
  • PURITY. 1 Peter 1:22
  • LOVE OF THE BRETHREN. 1 Peter 1:22
  • THE WORD OF GOD. 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2:1,2
  • CHRIST, THE LIVING STONE. 1 Peter 2:4-8
  • A PECULIAR PEOPLE. 1 Peter 2:9-12
  • THE MINISTRY OF SEEMLY BEHAVIOR. 1 Peter 2:11-25
  • THE IDEAL WIFE AND HUSBAND. 1 Peter 3:1-13
  • THE BEHAVIOR OF THE PERSECUTED. 1 Peter 3:13-17
  • SANCTIFYING THE LORD. 1 Peter 3:11-17
  • THE SPIRITS IN PRISON. 1 Peter 3:18-22
  • 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
  • QUALIFICATIONS FOR SERVICE. 1 Peter 5:1-7
  • SOBRIETY. 1 Peter 5:7, 8
  • THE ENEMY. 1 Peter 5:8-14

Here is an example of one of these topics to give you some idea of the potential value of this material...

GIRDING THE MIND. 1 Peter 1:13-16

Introduction. The modern emphasis on the mind, upon the importance of the thoughts in the realm of good living, is thought to be a new psychological discovery. As a matter of fact it is no new thing at all, so far as the Bible is concerned. For proofs of this note, Genesis 6:5; 8:21; Proverbs 23:7; Philippians 4:8. Here in Peter we are to note the close connection there is between the girding mind and a holy life.

"Wherefore." This wee word at once connects this and our last lesson. The last meditation was on the intense and reverent curiosity of the prophets of old, and even of the angels, too, in the wonderfully devised scheme of redemption. The word "wherefore" gathers up all the wealthy results of the previous study. What effect should the result of our previous study have upon us? A girded mind leading to a holy life.

I. The Girded Mind. "Gird up." Is this an echo of John 21:18? It seems likely. The figure of the passage is taken from the flowing garments of the oriental dress.

The flapping robes caught the wind and wrapping about the legs, become serious hindrances to easy and progressive movement. The wearer, therefore, lays hold of the hindering garments, tucking them into a belt which discharges the ministry of a belt.

"A similar disorder may prevail in the realm of thought and affection. Our life may be characterized by mental slovenliness. Our thoughts may trail in loose disorder. How much loose thinking there is concerning Divine things."

Now loose thinking is dangerous. Like the trailing garments, it may trip us up; it might lead us to careless and inconsistent living.

"Brace up" is the 20th Century rendering. The navvy or coal worker tightens the belt to brace himself up for some particular laborious task. So we must "gird up our minds," or "brace up our minds" for the great task before us.

II. The Cool Mind. "Be sober." This is more than an injunction against intemperance. It is a call to serious thought. This is a frivolous, butterfly kind of age. Yet do not confuse gravity with gloom. We have to be grave, yet not sullen. Moffatt's rendering is, "Keep cool." Let sufferers keep their heads when a blow falls, and not make any railing accusation against the Lord. "Let them keep cool." A fevered condition is dangerous.

III. The Controlled Mind. "Exercise the strictest self-control," is the 20th Century rendering. That is really one fruit of girding.

IV. The Obedient Mind. "As obedient children." Obedience in relation, and as one condition, to holiness. We shall return to this subject.

V. The Optimistic Mind. "And hope to the end," or, "Hope perfectly," as in the margin of the R.V. The reference here is not to duration, but to the quality of the Christian hope. Observe:

1. The Object of the Christian Hope. "And hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ." "Is being brought" (R.V., margin) ,that is, is already on its way. It is very remarkable language. The light from fixed stars may take centuries to reach us, but is speeding through space all the while. So the grace that is to be revealed when the Lord comes in on its way.

2. The Quality of the Christian Hope. "Hope perfectly" is the margin. Then there are degrees in hope. Hope may be weak at first, but should develop and strengthen by use.

JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE

JOHN TRAPP

DANIEL WHEDON

HAMILTON SMITH

1 Peter 1

SERMONS VERSE BY VERSE - older expositions

J C PHILPOT

SERMONS FROM PASTORLIFE (BAPTIST)

THOMAS BOSTON - FROM BODY OF DIVINITY

THOMAS WATSON

GREG ALLEN

JOSH BLACK

ROBERT RAYBURN

JOHN STEVENSON

JOHN ANGELL JAMES, 1859

WILLIAM NICHOLSON, 1862

D MARTYN LLOYD-JONES - Mp3's from one of the master expositors of all time!

Excerpt from this transcript - click link above for full transcript -   The Characteristic of True Christians - That is the great characteristic of the true Christian always, as it is the great characteristic of the New Testament, and as it was the characteristic note of the early church. The early church was characterized by praises to God, and by a sense of joy. "Blessed be the God and Father!" That was their note, and as we have seen, it came out all at once. But that note of praise and joy was not confined to the early church. If you read the long history of Christianity you will find that the note of praise and joy has been characteristic of the church in every period of revival. At every time of reformation and renewal this original note has come back, so that the church again has been thrilled with a sense of "wonder, love, and praise." An apostle like Peter, even when he writes to people who at the time are suffering a good deal of trial and tribulation, cannot take up his pen without starting out in this mighty and magnificent manner. Very well! Before we as Christians go any further let us ask ourselves some obvious questions. Is this the characteristic note of our Christian life and witness? Is this what we feel? Is this our response to the Gospel? Is this our actual experience in the modem world, and in spite of everything awful in the world about us? On this Easter morning, this is surely the most important thing for us to say to ourselves. We claim to be Christians. We make our public profession of faith. But in the last analysis what is the test of it all? Is there within us the spirit that was in the apostle Peter and in the people to whom he wrote?

Following are Mp3's:

ALAN CARR

J R MILLER

BIBLE.ORG

TIM CHESTER

ROBERT LEIGHTON

THOMAS WATSON

JOHN ANGELL JAMES, 1859

GEERHARDUS VOS

DON ROBINSON

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

TIMOTHY KELLER

J C PHILPOT

F B MEYER

BRYN MACPHAIL

THOMAS BROOKS

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

ADRIAN ROGERS - devotional

ROBERT HAWKER

  • 1 Peter 1:5: Kept by the power of God - When I call to mind that in me, “that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing;” when I stand convinced, (as I do most fully, blessed be God the Holy Ghost, for having exercised his gracious work in my soul, to this gracious effect,) that though renewed in the spirit of my mind, yet in that unrenewed part of myself, which is hastening to the grave, every member is virtually all sin; when I know that never did sin break out in acts of open wickedness, in any son or daughter of Adam, but that the seeds of the same sin are in me and my nature; I long not only to know, but always to keep in remembrance by what means, and from what cause it is, that those seeds do not ripen in my heart, as well as in others; that while corrupt nature is the same in all, it is restrained in me, while so many of my fellow creatures, and fellow-sinners, fall a prey to temptation. Blessed Spirit! the merciful scripture of the evening answers the important question. They who are kept, “are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.” Here is the solution of the whole subject. With what humbleness of soul, then, ought every child of God to fall down before the throne of grace, under the deepest sense of distinguishing love, in the consciousness that it is divine restraint, and not creature merit, which makes all the difference. Help me, Lord, to go humbly all my days in this view, and let it be my morning thought, as well as my mid-day and evening meditation, that I am kept by your power, through faith unto salvation. Almighty Father, help me to be live my life depending upon your faithfulness in the covenant of grace, established and sealed as it is in the blood of your dear Son, that “you will not” turn away from me to do me good; and that you will put your fear in my heart, that I shall not depart from you.-Jer. 32:40. Precious Lord Jesus! cause me to rest also upon an union with you, a communication of grace from you, and a participation in you, in all the blessings of your redemption. Surely I am the purchase of your blood, and you have said, “your sheep shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch them out of your hand.”-John 10:28. And Oh! you blessed Spirit of all truth, may you be to me an indwelling security from sin, to keep me from falling, and to preserve me faultless in Jesus, until the day of his coming. Make my body your temple, and cause me, by your sweet constraining love, to “glorify God in my body, and in my spirit, which are his.”-1 Cor. 6:20.  –

ANDREW BONAR

J C PHILPOT

JOHN MACDUFF

F B MEYER

JOHN MACDUFF

THOMAS BROOKS, 1675

J R MILLER - click here and scroll down page for following...

  • The Heavenly Inheritance,  1 Peter 1:1-12
  •  Beneficial Warnings,  1 Peter 1:1-12
  • Sin and Salvation,  1 John: 1-5 to 2:6

A W PINK

JOHN PIPER

ANDREW BONAR

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

F B MEYER

DANIEL WALLACE

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

THEODORE EPP

R A TORREY

RADIO BIBLE CLASS - BOOKLET

RICK RENNER - Devotional study

R SCOTT CLARK

A W TOZER

J C RYLE 

OSWALD CHAMBERS

PHIL NEWTON

C H Spurgeon - Precious blood - 1 Peter 1:18-19

1 Peter 1:19a

Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and side, all distilling crimson streams of precious blood.

It is “precious” because of its redeeming and atoning efficacy. By it the sins of Christ’s people are atoned for; they are redeemed from under the law; they are reconciled to God, made one with him.

Christ’s blood is also “precious” in its cleansing power; it “cleanseth from all sin.” “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” Through Jesus’ blood there is not a spot left upon any believer, no wrinkle nor any such thing remains. O precious blood, which makes us clean, removing the stains of abundant iniquity, and permitting us to stand accepted in the Beloved, notwithstanding the many ways in which we have rebelled against our God.

The blood of Christ is likewise “precious” in its preserving power. We are safe from the destroying angel under the sprinkled blood. Remember it is God’s seeing the blood which is the true reason for our being spared. Here is comfort for us when the eye of faith is dim, for God’s eye is still the same.

The blood of Christ is “precious” also in its sanctifying influence. The same blood which justifies by taking away sin, does in its after-action, quicken the new nature and lead it onward to subdue sin and to follow out the commands of God. There is no motive for holiness so great as that which streams from the veins of Jesus.

And “precious,” unspeakably precious, is this blood, because it has an overcoming power. It is written, “They overcame through the blood of the Lamb.” How could they do otherwise? He who fights with the precious blood of Jesus, fights with a weapon which cannot know defeat. The blood of Jesus! sin dies at its presence, death ceases to be death: heaven’s gates are opened. The blood of Jesus! we shall march on, conquering and to conquer, so long as we can trust its power! (Morning and evening: Daily readings April 16 AM) (See also He is Precious).

THOMAS WATSON 

THOMAS MANTON

1 Peter 2

SERMONS VERSE BY VERSE - older expositions - > 100 

PASTORLIFE (Baptist)

DANIEL ROWLAND

MIKE ANDRUS

DANIEL WALLACE

KAREN JOBES

CURT ROMIG

C H SPURGEON

JAMES SMITH, 1859

ANDREW MURRAY

D MARTYN LLOYD-JONES - Mp3's from one of the master expositors of all time!

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW 

SAMUEL DAVIES

JOHN FAWCETT

C H SPURGEON

GRACE GEMS

JONATHAN EDWARDS

F B MEYER

CURT ROMIG

DON ROBINSON

VANCE HAVNER

ALAN CARR

J R MILLER

D C EGNER

1 Peter 2:11 Pilgrims - As Christians, we need to think of ourselves as travelers who are just passing through this sinful world. We are not permanent residents, but pilgrims on a journey to a better land. Therefore, we need to “travel light,” not burdening ourselves with an undue attachment to the material things of life. The more we care for the luxuries and possessions of earth, the more difficult will be our journey to heaven. The story is told about some Christians who were traveling in the Middle East. They heard about a wise, devout, beloved, old believer, so they went out of their way to visit him. When they finally found him, they discovered that he was living in a simple hut. All he had inside was a rough cot, a chair, a table, and a battered stove for heating and cooking. The visitors were shocked to see how few possessions the man had, and one of them blurted out, “Well, where is your furniture?” The aged saint replied by gently asking, :Where is yours?” The visitor, sputtering a little, responded, “Why, at home, of course. I don’t carry it with me, I’m traveling.” “So am I,” the godly Christian replied. “So am I.” This man was practicing a basic principle of the Bible: Christians must center their affections on Christ, not on the temporal things of this earth. Material riches lose their value when compared to the riches of glory. To keep this world’s goods from becoming more important to us than obeying Christ, we need to ask ourselves, “Where is our furniture?” 

TRACIE WALLACE

SERMON CENTRAL - multiple sermons of variable quality

D EDMOND HIEBERT

BRYN MACPHAIL

J R MILLER

OSWALD CHAMBERS

WILLIAM NICHOLSON, 1862

1 Peter 3

SERMONS VERSE BY VERSE - older expositions

PASTORLIFE (Baptist)

GREG ALLEN

JOHN STEVENSON

WAYNE GRUDEM

J R MILLER

MATTHEW HENRY

JAMES BUCHANAN ("Comfort in Affliction" 1837)

ILLUSTRATION

GRACEPRO

THEODORE EPP

ADRIAN ROGERS - devotional

F B MEYER

BRYN MACPHAIL

JOHN BUNYAN

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

MIDDLETOWN BIBLE

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

DON ROBINSON

THIRD MILLENNIUM

D EDMOND HIEBERT

SERMON CENTRAL - > 2000 sermons most with transcripts - quality can vary, be a Berean!

JOHN STEVENSON

DON ROBINSON

C H SPURGEON

MIDDLETOWN BIBLE

1 Peter 4

SERMONS VERSE BY VERSE - older expositions

JOHN MACDUFF, 1870

PASTORLIFE (Baptist)

GREG ALLEN

JOHN STEVENSON

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

ADRIAN ROGERS - devotional

D EDMOND HIEBERT

D MARTYN LLOYD-JONES - Mp3's from one of the master expositors of all time!

ROBERT MORGAN

J R MILLER

DON ROBINSON

GREGG ALLEN

C H SPURGEON

DAVID LEGGE

BRYN MACPHAIL

SAMUEL DAVIES - A funeral sermon by Samuel Davies, August 21, 1756

FRANCIS BOURDILLON, 1873

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

ILLUSTRATIONS

OSWALD CHAMBERS

F B MEYER

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

WILLIAM NICHOLSON, 1862

1 Peter 5

SERMONS VERSE BY VERSE - older expositions

PASTORLIFE (Baptist)

D EDMOND HIEBERT

DON ROBINSON

JOSH BLACK

BRYN MACPHAIL

J R MILLER

RICK RENNER - Devotional study

ALAN CARR

KAY DAIGLE

ROBERT MORGAN

J HAMPTON KEATHLEY III

DANIEL WALLACE

SAMMY TIPPITT

D L MOODY

BIBLE.ORG

RICK RENNER - recommended

J D JONES

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

J C PHILPOT

F B MEYER

A W PINK

JAMES SMITH

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
Radio Bible Class
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

Rosscup - This work, later called Preaching Through the Bible (Baker Book House), is rich in its applications and exhortations, though often not particularly helpful for the reader who is looking for exposition that stays right with the text. Treatment of the texts is sermonic.

JOHN PIPER
Sermons on 1 Peter

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
Sermon Ideas, Illustrations, Expositions

PULPIT COMMENTARY
1 Peter
Exposition and Homilies

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
Sermon Series on 1 Peter

If you are not familiar with his writings, you need to check out his messages!

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 BY VERSE
1 Peter

CHARLES SIMEON
Horae Homileticae, Volume 20

Sermons on 1Peter - Simeon Suffered Severely

If you are not familiar with this great saint see John Piper's summary - Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (or Mp3) - Surely Simeon's comments on suffering in 1 Peter come from his heart and his personal experience - consider reading what he writes about suffering!

1 Peter 1 Sermons - Scroll Down for following sermons

  • 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 following sermons

  • 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 following sermons

  • 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  following sermons

  • 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

Today's Word
Verse by Verse Commentary on 1 Peter
Grant Richison

Excellent Exposition & Application

THIRD MILLENNIUM
STUDY NOTES
1 PETER

These notes are from the non-revised notes and are from ""WayBackMachine." 

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

DAVID THOMPSON
SERMONS
1 PETER

Texas Corners Bible Church. Transcripts vary from 4-7 pages in the following messages. 

TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE
R A Torrey
1 Peter

Note: The best commentary on Scripture is Scripture (Compare Scripture with Scripture) and these cross references compiled by Torrey are the most comprehensive work of this type with over 500,000 entries. However, always check the context (Keep Context King) to make sure that the cross reference is referring to the same subject as the original Scripture. The Puritan writer Thomas Watson said it this way - "The Scripture is to be its own interpreter or rather the Spirit speaking in it; nothing can cut the diamond but the diamond; nothing can interpret Scripture but Scripture." See an example of the value of comparing Scripture with Scripture. See also Use of Cross-References

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

DREW WORTHEN
1 PETER
SERMONS

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STEVE ZEISLER
Sermons 1 Peter

SERMONS BY VERSE
OLDER EXPOSITIONS

Sojourners of the Dispersion Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 1:1
The Threefold Condition of a Christian A. Maclaren 1 Peter 1:1
A Loving Salutation J. J. S. Bird, B. A. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Christ's Selection of Peter W. P. Faunce. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Commissioned by Christ James Stalker, D. D. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Genuine Disciples of Christ Homilist 1 Peter 1:1-2
God's People Scattered N. Byfield. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Grace and Peace, Their True Order W. Arnot. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Grace Continually from God J. Edwards. 1 Peter 1:1-2
How a Man May Know His Election J. Spencer. 1 Peter 1:1-2
How May We Know the Election of Others John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Introduction R. Finlayson 1 Peter 1:1, 2
Justification and Sanctification J. H. Evans. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Lessons from the Foreknowledge of God N. Byfield. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Multiplied Grace Bp. Bowman. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Multiplied Grace and Peace N. Byfield. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Obedience Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Of Peace T. Watson. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Persecution John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Sanctification Necessary W. Jay. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Sanctification, and by Whom Wrought C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:1-2
Sent by God Three Great Lives, Frances E. Cooke. 1 Peter 1:1-2
The Beauty of Grace T. Watson. 1 Peter 1:1-2
The Beginnings of Grace Small J. J. Wray. 1 Peter 1:1-2
The Elect J. M. Chanter, M. A. 1 Peter 1:1-2
The Introductory Greeting U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 1:1-2
The Plan of Salvation J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 1:1-2
The Several Names of St. Peter John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:1-2
The Spirit Counteracting the Evil Tendency in Man F. B. Meyer. 1 Peter 1:1-2
The Spirit Purifying the Heart F. B. Meyer. 1 Peter 1:1-2
The Sprinkled Blood of Christ N. Byfield. 1 Peter 1:1-2
The Introductory Greeting U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 1:1-3
The Elect of God C. New 1 Peter 1:2
How God Justifies the Trust of All Who Hope in His Mercy J. Urquhart 1 Peter 1:3
A Lively Hope Generated by Christ's Resurrection H. Melvill, B. D. 1 Peter 1:3-5
A Right to Hope H. W. Beecher. 1 Peter 1:3-5
A Seven-Fold Hymn Praise E. A. Stuart, M. A. 1 Peter 1:3-5
A String of Pearls C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:3-5
An Ascription of Praise J. J. S. Bird, B. A. 1 Peter 1:3-5
An Outburst of Praise U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 1:3-5
An Outburst of Praise U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 1:3-5
Begotten to the Heavenly Inheritance W. Arnot. 1 Peter 1:3-5
Begotten unto a Living Hope D. Davies. 1 Peter 1:3-5
Benedictus Deus Bp. Andrewes. 1 Peter 1:3-5
By, Through, For A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 1:3-5
Christian Hope Well Founded Geo. MacDonald. 1 Peter 1:3-5
Christianity Provides a Future   1 Peter 1:3-5
Divine Power and Human Faith D. S. Brunton. 1 Peter 1:3-5
Easter Hopes Canon Liddon. 1 Peter 1:3-5
God's Abundant Mercy John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:3-5
God's Mercy Manifold C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:3-5
God's Protecting Agencies T. G. Selby. 1 Peter 1:3-5
Great Expectations B. D. Johns. 1 Peter 1:3-5
How God Keeps His Saints   1 Peter 1:3-5
Kept A. G. Brown. 1 Peter 1:3-5
Man Blessing God N. Byfield. 1 Peter 1:3-5
Of Perseverance T. Watson. 1 Peter 1:3-5
Salvation Ready for Revelation A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 1:3-5
Salvation Remedy Essex Remembrancer 1 Peter 1:3-5
Shadows of the Future F. Binns. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Anthem of the Redeemed Homilist 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Apostolic Benediction W. Arnot. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Christian Salvation Described and Acknowledged J. Brown, D. D. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Christian's Hope Stanley's Life of Arnold. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Christian's Living Hope and Incorruptible Inheritance E. D. Solomon. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Death Test   1 Peter 1:3-5
The Divine Keeping E. A. Stuart, M. A. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The End of Salvation Ready to be Revealed J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Heavenly Inheritance J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Inheritance of Moral Manhood J. Parker, D. D. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Key-Note of the Epistle - the Believer's Hope C. New 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Last Revelation of Salvation W. Arnot. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Last Time N. Byfield. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Lively Hope Thos. Brookes. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Right View of Christ's Resurrection H. Marriott. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Risen Lord the Christian's Hope J. E. H. Meier. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Security of the Faithful J. W. Reeve, M. A. 1 Peter 1:3-5
The Security of the Inheritance W. Arnot. 1 Peter 1:3-5
Salvation in its Completion R. Finlayson 1 Peter 1:3-12
The Inheritance Reserved for the Heirs A. Maclaren 1 Peter 1:4
By, Through, Unto Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 1:5
The Heirs Kept for the Inheritance A. Maclaren 1 Peter 1:5
Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 1:6
The Paradox of the Christian Life - Joy Subsisting with Sorrow A. Maclaren 1 Peter 1:6
He Testing of Religious Faith U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 1:6, 7
Afflictions a Test of Faith John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Believers Rejoicing W. Jay. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Burnt In J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Christ, Though Invisible, the Object of Devout Affection J. Foster. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Christian Joy J. Trapp. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Christian Joy E. L. Hull, B. A. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Deep Joys T. De Witt Talmage. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Genuine Faith More Precious than Gold Homilist 1 Peter 1:6-9
Glorified Joys J. Trapp. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Glorious Enjoyment Tinling's Illustrations 1 Peter 1:6-9
Gratitude to Christ T. Somerville, D. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Heart Joys T. De Witt Talmage. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Heaven's Discipline of the Good Homilist 1 Peter 1:6-9
Joy and Trial in the Christian's Life J. Henry Burn, B. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Joy in Heaviness F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Joy Unspeakable T. Leighton. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Love a Way to Faith J. Leckie, D. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Love of Christ A. M. Fairbairn, D. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Love to an Unseen Saviour S. Hayward. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Love to an Unseen Saviour F. Ferguson, D. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Love to an Unseen Saviour J. Hubbard. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Love to Christ R. Burns, D. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Love to the Unseen Christ James Cranbrook. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Needful Afflictions W. Swinnock. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Perfect Salvation R. W Dale, LL. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Peter's List of Valuables A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Rejoicing Indicates Strength T. De Witt Talmage. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Salvation -- its Subjective Elements J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Salvation as it is Now Received C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Salvation the End of Faith American National Preacher 1 Peter 1:6-9
Seeing is not Believing, But Believing is Seeing C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Soul Salvation U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Believer's Joyful Love N. C. Locke, D. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Christian's Heaviness and Rejoicing C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Christian's Joy and the Christian's Sufferings W. Jay. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Duality of Christian Life J. P. Lunge. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Duty and Discipline of Christian Joy A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Godly, by Faith, Do Even Here Enjoy Salvation John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Greatness of Salvation   1 Peter 1:6-9
The Highest Christian Experience U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Needs Be J. Trapp. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Reign of Christ in Christendom Bp. Alexander. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Saints' Joy Notwithstanding Heaviness C. New 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Sweetest Joys Learned in Trial   1 Peter 1:6-9
The Testing of Religious Faith U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Theology of Sufferings J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Trial of Faith Thornley Smith. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Trial of Faith R. Watson. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Trial of Faith J. H. Evans, M. A. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Trial of Faith M. Henry. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Trial of Faith Precious W. Arnot. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Trial of Our Faith H. S. Brown. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Trial of Your Faith C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The Use of Trials   1 Peter 1:6-9
The Uses of Grief C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Trial as Fire F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Trials W. H. Ridley, M. A. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Trials J. M. Chanter, M. A. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Trials and Glory J. Spencer. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Trials are Tests Jonathan Edwards. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Tried Faith More Precious than Gold John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Triumph of the Soul Over Trial J. Lillie, D. D. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Variableness of Christian Moods H. W. Beecher. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Why the Godly Must Undergo Many Troubles John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:6-9
Your Personal Salvation C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:6-9
The True Gold and its Testing Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 1:7
Faith, Love, and Joy J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 1:8
Joy in Believing Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 1:8
Love - Trust - Joy U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 1:8
The Unique Love to an Unseen Savior A. Maclaren 1 Peter 1:8
Christian Joy A. Maclaren 1 Peter 1:8, 9
Soul-Salvation U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 1:9-12
Christ and His Cross the Centre of the Universe Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 1:10
The Prophetic Theme. Rev. Gervase Smith Knowles King 1 Peter 1:10
Angels Studying Redemption J. Alexander. 1 Peter 1:10-12
Angels, Students in the Mysteries of Redemption T. Hannam. 1 Peter 1:10-12
Living for Future Generations T. C. Finlayson. 1 Peter 1:10-12
Redemption the Subject of Admiration to the Angels J. Witherspoon, D. D. 1 Peter 1:10-12
Redemption, a Study to the Angels H. A. Boardman, D. D. 1 Peter 1:10-12
Salvation -- Mysterious and Glorious James Floy, M. A. 1 Peter 1:10-12
Salvation -- the Central Subject of Sturdy J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 1:10-12
Salvation a Matter of Universal Interest J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 1:10-12
Salvation Explored John Edwards. 1 Peter 1:10-12
The Angelic Sturdy of Redemption Alex. Nisbet. 1 Peter 1:10-12
The Angels' Attitude Towards the Redemptive Plan A. Roberts, M. A. 1 Peter 1:10-12
The Angels' Desire to Look into Salvation Bishop Simpson. 1 Peter 1:10-12
The Bible as a Grand Moral Painting D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 1:10-12
The Certainty and Greatness of Divine Salvation C. New 1 Peter 1:10-12
The Doctrine of Salvation, the Study of Angels J. C. Jones. D. D. 1 Peter 1:10-12
The Gospel Meridian J. J. S. Bird. 1 Peter 1:10-12
The Scriptures Sufficient for Salvation   1 Peter 1:10-12
The Spirit of Christ and the Prophets W. B. Haynes. 1 Peter 1:10-12
The Study of Salvation N. Byfield. 1 Peter 1:10-12
The Sufferings of Christ The Congregational Pulpit 1 Peter 1:10-12
The Value of the Old Testament J. Lillie, D. D. 1 Peter 1:10-12
The Work of Christ the Central Fact of the Universe A. Maclaren 1 Peter 1:10-12
Three Degrees of Christ's Glory John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:10-12
Through Afflictions Believers Come to Glory John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:10-12
Unselfish Ministries Self-Remunerative T. Leighton. 1 Peter 1:10-12
Unselfish Ministry Bp. Westcott. 1 Peter 1:10-12
Sufferings and Glory J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 1:11
Hope Perfectly Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 1:13
Practical Christianity J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 1:13
The Christian's Hope A. Maclaren 1 Peter 1:13
A Perfect Hope A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
A Seasonable Exhortation C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Christ and His Grace W. Jay. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Christian Hope J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Christian Morality J. J. S. Bird. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Coming Grace Alex. Warrack, M. A. 1 Peter 1:13-16
God and Obligation, or the Pattern of Sanctity T. G. Selby. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Grace and Glory H. Melvill, B. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Holiness B. Beddome, M. A. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Holiness J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Holiness D. Duncan. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Holiness After the Divine Type James Cranbrook. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Holiness in All Things John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Holiness Repugnant to Sin Obadiah Sedgwick. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Holy in All Manner of Conversation W. Arnot. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Hope W. Bright, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Hope J. M. Chaunter, M. A. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Hope as a Power in Moulding Character A. T. Pierson, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Hope Ennobles the Spirit J. Howe. 1 Peter 1:13-16
How and for What to Hope A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
How to Become Holy F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Ignorance the Cause and Root of a Bad Life John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Likeness to God J. Martineau, LL. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Lusts G. F. C. Frau Muller, Ph. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Obedience E. Bersier, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Obedience John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Obedience a Christian Virtue Canon Liddon. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Obedience in Small Things W. L. Watkinson. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Of Imitating the Holiness of God S. Clarke, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
On Being Holy C. G. Finney. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Personal Holiness A. Grant, D. C. L. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Present the Germ of Future Revelation J. B. Brown, B. A. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Salvation by Christ Issuing in Holiness C. New 1 Peter 1:13-16
Slavery Through Ignorance W. Arnot. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Sobriety John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:13-16
The Call to Holiness U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 1:13-16
The Duty and Discipline of Christian Hope A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
The Family Likeness A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
The Holiness of God C. S. Robinson, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
The Holiness of God the Type and Model of Ours R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
The Obedience of Hope A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
The Place of Mind in Religion Dean Vaughan. 1 Peter 1:13-16
The Revelation of Jesus Christ W. Temple. 1 Peter 1:13-16
The Right Influence of a Christian Creed D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
The Sin of Ignorance N. Byfield. 1 Peter 1:13-16
The True Ideal of Life D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Tighten the Belt J. Parker. 1 Peter 1:13-16
We Must Forsake Evil Before We Can Do Good John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:13-16
Wise Counsel James Wells. 1 Peter 1:13-16
The Pilgrim-Life R. Finlayson 1 Peter 1:13-25
Christians God-Like Men A. Maclaren 1 Peter 1:14-16
On Perfection John Wesley 1 Peter 1:15
Christian Fear J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 1:17
Father and Judge Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 1:17
The Father and Judge A. Maclaren 1 Peter 1:17
The Pilgrim-Life R. Finlayson 1 Peter 1:13-25
A Risen and Glorified Saviour the Ground of Hope and Confidence J. Leifchild. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Children Infected by Parental Traditions N. Byfield. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Choice Things Costly T. L. Cuyler, D. D. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Christianity a Redemptive Power D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Christ's Innocence John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Christ's Precious Blood R. Simpson, M. A. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Fatherly Judgment and Filial Fear A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Fear of Judgment to Come, and of Redemption Accomplished J. Leckie, D. D. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Fear of Terror T. Chalmers, D. D. 1 Peter 1:17-21
God an Impartial Judge Plain Sermons by Contributors to, Tracts for the Times 1 Peter 1:17-21
God Will be Served in Fear Plain Sermons by Contributors to, Tracts for the Times 1 Peter 1:17-21
Godly Fear Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Redeemed by Blood F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Redemption Essex Remembrancer 1 Peter 1:17-21
Redemption Costly William Robinson. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Sojourners on Earth Bp. Hall. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Soul Redemption Homilist 1 Peter 1:17-21
Suitable Return for Christ's Blood Shedding   1 Peter 1:17-21
The Atonement Studies For The Pulpit 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Awe of the Redeemed U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Awe of the Redeemed U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Blood of Christ J. T. Stannard. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Christian's Fear G. Mathew, M. A. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Cost of Redemption G. Everard. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Foreknown Redemption Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Holiness in Which Salvation Consists a Reason for Christian Fear C. New 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Judgment of the Father S. A. Tipple. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Precious Blood of Christ J. Cox. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Precious Blood of Christ S. Martin. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Precious Blood of Christ W. M. Bunting. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Precious Blood of Christ A. C. Price. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Precious Blood of Christ C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Ransom J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Reverence Due to God D. Malcolm, LL. D. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Right Feelings of the Heavenly Pilgrim Essex Remembrancer 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Things of This World are Insufficient to Redeem From John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Vain Conversation Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 1:17-21
We Cannot Believe in God, But by the Sea John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:17-21
What the Name Father Implies John Rogers. 1 Peter 1:17-21
Without Spot J. R. Macduff, D. D. 1 Peter 1:17-21
The Scope, Means, and Purpose of Redemption A. Maclaren 1 Peter 1:18, 19
The Divine Means to Faith and Hope J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 1:21
Purifying the Soul Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 1:22
A New Creature T. Guthrie, D. D. 1 Peter 1:22-23
Born Again J. Trapp. 1 Peter 1:22-23
Brotherly Love Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 1:22-23
Catholic Charity Joseph Glanvil. 1 Peter 1:22-23
Christian Brotherly Love J. Brown, D. D. 1 Peter 1:22-23
Christian Love F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 1:22-23
Christian Love J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 1:22-23
Fervent Love of the Brethren H. Stowell, M. A. 1 Peter 1:22-23
Fervently W. Arnot. 1 Peter 1:22-23
Regeneration T. Boston, D. D. 1 Peter 1:22-23
The Incorruptible Seed J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 1:22-23
The Individual and Social Influence of Religion H. E. Thomas. 1 Peter 1:22-23
The Life of Love and Purity U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 1:22-23
The New Life D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 1:22-23
Christian Love the Test of the Possession of Salvation C. New 1 Peter 1:22-25
The Life of the True, and the Word of Truth U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 1:22-25
The New Nature Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1 Peter 1:23
Autumn: Life's Contrast C. A. Bartol. 1 Peter 1:24-25
Change and Continuance S. Martin. 1 Peter 1:24-25
Human Changes and the Divine Unchangeableness A. Mackennal, D. D. 1 Peter 1:24-25
Man and His Glory -- the Grass and its Flower W. Arnot. 1 Peter 1:24-25
Man Compared to Grass D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 1:24-25
The Death of a Servant of God Matthew Henry. 1 Peter 1:24-25
The Enduring Word C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:24-25
The Fleeting and the Durable J. Bromley. 1 Peter 1:24-25
The Living and Enduring Word James Stark, D. D. 1 Peter 1:24-25
The Same Gospel for Us J. Lillie, D. D. 1 Peter 1:24-25
The Withering Work of the Spirit C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:24-25
The Word of God a Living Thing F. Morse, M. A. 1 Peter 1:24-25
The Word of God Everliving C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 1:24-25
The Word of the Lord Everlasting W. Brock. 1 Peter 1:24-25
A Catalogue of Sins to be Avoided N. Byfield. 1 Peter 2:1-3
A Gracious Experience of God Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 2:1-3
A Sermon for Men of Taste C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Appetite for Divine Things Wanted C. Rogers, LL. D. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Appropriate Aliment J. Halsey. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Christian Childhood and its Appropriate Nourishment J. Leifchild. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Christian Experience Exemplified Essex Remembrancer 1 Peter 2:1-3
Christian Growth J. Lillie, D. D. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Deep Christian Knowledge to be Desired J. Halsey. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Desire J. Trapp. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Experience in Religion N. Caussin. 1 Peter 2:1-3
God's Newborn Babes and Their Food F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Growth by the Word W. L. Alexander, D. D. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Guile John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Guile in Small Matters as Well as Great to be Avoided John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Hypocrisy J. Spencer. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Hypocrisy Ineffective C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Malice John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Malice Laid Aside John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Pernicious and Evil Speaking Abundant W. Arnot. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Preservatives Against Hypocrisy N. Byfield. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Renovation H. Verschoyle. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Retaining Infantile Ideas J. Halsey. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Rules Against Evil Speaking N. Byfield. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Soul Evolution D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Soul Growth Homilist 1 Peter 2:1-3
Spiritual Childhood U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 2:1-3
Spiritual Development J. J. S. Bird, B. A. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Spiritual Growth to be Sought J. Halsey. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Tasting J. A. Bengel. 1 Peter 2:1-3
The Christian Life in Some of its Characteristics C. B. Hulbert. 1 Peter 2:1-3
The Experimental Test J. R. Pentecost. 1 Peter 2:1-3
The Hatefulness of Envy N. Byfield. 1 Peter 2:1-3
The Influence of Food on Spiritual Growth J. Halsey. 1 Peter 2:1-3
The Milk of the Word J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 2:1-3
The Possession of Christian Life Summoning to Spiritual Growth C. New 1 Peter 2:1-3
The Simultaneous Outgoing of Evil and Incoming of Good W. Arnot. 1 Peter 2:1-3
The Sincere Milk of the Word J. Trapp. 1 Peter 2:1-3
The Test of Taste C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:1-3
The Venomous Disposition Scientific illustrations 1 Peter 2:1-3
The Word Compared to Milk John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Thinking Aids Growth J. Halsey. 1 Peter 2:1-3
Newborn Babes and the Higher Israel R. Finlayson 1 Peter 2:1-10
Infants' Food A. Maclaren 1 Peter 2:2
Coming to Christ Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1 Peter 2:4
Elect and Precious J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 2:4
Living Stones on the Living Foundation Stone Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 2:4
Christ a Living Stone R. S. MacArthur. 1 Peter 2:4-5
Christ Disallowed John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:4-5
Christians are Priests R. M. McCheyne. 1 Peter 2:4-5
Cohesion in God's Spiritual House G. G. Findlay. 1 Peter 2:4-5
Coming -- Always Coming C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:4-5
Living Stones A. Maclaren 1 Peter 2:4, 5
Living Stones W. Skinner. 1 Peter 2:4-5
Living Stones J. Ruskin. 1 Peter 2:4-5
Living Stones Hours of Exercise on the Alps. 1 Peter 2:4-5
Mind the Temple is not Built Without You A. Maclaren. 1 Peter 2:4-5
The Christian Priesthood Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 2:4-5
The Christian's Sacrifices John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:4-5
The Church the Priesthood of God D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 2:4-5
The Church the Temple of God D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 2:4-5
The Doctrine of Sacrifice A. Mursell. 1 Peter 2:4-5
The Living Stone J. C. Jones D. D. 1 Peter 2:4-5
The Priesthood of the Laity Canon Body. 1 Peter 2:4-5
The True Priesthood, Temple and Sacrifice C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:4-5
The Spiritual Temple, Priesthood, and Sacrifices J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 2:4-6
The Soul-Temple, and Soul-Service U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 2:4-8
Christian Life Crowned with Wonderful Honor C. New 1 Peter 2:4-10
Spiritual Sacrifices Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 2:5
Temple, Priest, Sacrifice A. Maclaren 1 Peter 2:5
The Lively Stones. Rev. W. Morley Punshon Knowles King 1 Peter 2:5
Christ the One Foundation W. Bright, D. D. 1 Peter 2:6
Faith's Sure Foundation C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:6
Jesus Christ the Cornerstone T. Gisborne, M. A. 1 Peter 2:6
The Chief Cornerstone Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 2:6
The Cornerstone A. C. Price. 1 Peter 2:6
The Cornerstone J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 2:6
The Cornerstone H. W. Beecher. 1 Peter 2:6
The Divine Foundation J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 2:6
Wherein the Scriptures Exceed All Other Writings N. Byfield. 1 Peter 2:6
The Two Versions A. Maclaren 1 Peter 2:7
Christ is Our Honour Philip Henry. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Christ More than Precious Memoir of Bishop Simpson. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Christ Precious to All True Believers S. Davies, M. A. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Christ Precious to Believers C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Christ Precious to Believers C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Christ Precious to Believers C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Christ Precious to the Believer D. Dickson, D. D. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Christ Precious to Them that Believe W. McCulloch. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Christ Rejected by the Jews John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Dangerous to Stumble J. Trapp. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Disobedience the Converse of Faith W Arn. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Jesus Precious to True Believers W. Notcutt. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Jesus, the Stumbling Stone of Unbelievers C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Practical Trust in Christ the Highest Honour D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 2:7-8
The Christ of Experience H. Allon, D. D. 1 Peter 2:7-8
The Honour of Believing in Christ A. F. Joscelyne, B. A. 1 Peter 2:7-8
The Precious Saviour W. C. Burns. 1 Peter 2:7-8
The Preciousness of Christ J. M. Buckley, D. D. 1 Peter 2:7-8
The Preciousness of Christ H. M. Villiers, M. A. 1 Peter 2:7-8
The Preciousness of Christ   1 Peter 2:7-8
The Stone Which the Builders Disallowed John Thomas M. A. 1 Peter 2:7-8
Where Christ is Valued He Will be Made Known   1 Peter 2:7-8
What the Church is for A. Maclaren 1 Peter 2:9
A Living Doxology C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:9-10
A Peculiar People W. Arnot. 1 Peter 2:9-10
A Peculiar People J. Trapp. 1 Peter 2:9-10
A People Proper to the Lord John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:9-10
A Purchased People Hubert Brooke, M. A. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Children of Light Scientific Illustrations and Symbols 1 Peter 2:9-10
Christians Must be Real and True Christian World 1 Peter 2:9-10
Consider What You Were John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Corporate Holiness A. Grant, D. C. L. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Darkness and Light Homilist 1 Peter 2:9-10
Darkness and Light T. B. Baker. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Every Baptized Man a Priest of God H. Melvill, B. D. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Mirrors of God A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Opened Eyes G. W. Bibb. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Out of Darkness into Light W. Harris. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Refusing Light R. Miller. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Showing Forth God's Excellences J. Trapp. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Showing Forth the Excellences of Christ E. H. Hopkins. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Spiritual Darkness and Light Prof. R. Flint. 1 Peter 2:9-10
The Christian Estate Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 2:9-10
The Church of Christ R. Glover, D. D. 1 Peter 2:9-10
The Glory of the Church as a Commonwealth U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 2:9, 10
The Glory of the Church as a Commonwealth Homilist 1 Peter 2:9-10
The Gospel a Light J. Parker, D. D. 1 Peter 2:9-10
The People of God E. Steane, D. D. 1 Peter 2:9-10
The Sacred in the Secular J. S. Shipman, D. D. 1 Peter 2:9-10
The Superior Light of the Gospel   1 Peter 2:9-10
The True Israel J. C. Jones, D. D. 1 Peter 2:9-10
The Jewish Rebellions Charles Kingsley 1 Peter 2:11
A Fight for Life Christopher Love. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Abstaining from Fleshly Lusts Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Beautiful Behaviour J. Muller. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Christians are to Live Godly, Even Among the Wicked John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Christians in the World R. Finlayson 1 Peter 2:11, 12
Christians Maligned Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Conversion the Day of Visitation John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Destroyed by Lust A Dead Man's Diary. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Destructive Nature of Fleshly Lusts F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Distinctive Lusts H. W. Beecher. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Employed Away from Home W. Arnot. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Fleshly Lusts W. Harness, M. A. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Fleshly Lusts are the Soul's Adversaries W. Arnot. 1 Peter 2:11-12
How God is Glorified by Us N. Byfield. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Inward Lusts John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Looking for One Thing and Finding Another J. Trapp. 1 Peter 2:11-12
The Church in Relation to the World T. Davies, M. A. 1 Peter 2:11-12
The Demand for a Life Becoming the Christian Name C. New 1 Peter 2:11, 12
The Ministry of Good Works G. Everard, M. A. 1 Peter 2:11-12
The Passions J. Saurin. 1 Peter 2:11-12
The Plea Against Disorderly Passions Homilist 1 Peter 2:11-12
The Power of a Consistent Walk   1 Peter 2:11-12
The Stranger Here T. B. Paget, M. A. 1 Peter 2:11-12
The Threefold Plea Against Disorderly Passions U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 2:11, 12
The Transgressions of Christians W. Barrow, D. D. 1 Peter 2:11-12
The Wicked Speak Ill of God's Children John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:11-12
The Witness of a Pure Life W. Arnot. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Trite Revenge Toplady. 1 Peter 2:11-12
The Highest Motive for a Loyal Life U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 2:13, 14
The Christian Citizen J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 2:13-15
Any Kind of Government Better than None A. Burgess. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Bad Riders to be Obeyed Bp. Horne. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Christian Freedom J. Vaughan, M. A. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Christian Liberty Bp. Sanderson. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Civil Authorities have Their Authority from God C. Wordsworth. 1 Peter 2:13-16
False Notions of Liberty in Religion and Government Destructive of Both H. Sacheverell, D. D. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Free Will E. B. Pusey, D. D. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Freedom and Law Canon Liddon. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Freedom and Servitude Bp. Boyd Carpenter. 1 Peter 2:13-16
God's Servants H. J. Wilmot Buxton, M. A. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Liberty, its Use and Safeguards A. Boyd Carpenter, M. A. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Maliciousness J. Vaughan, M. A. 1 Peter 2:13-16
On Freedom of Thought A. Alison. 1 Peter 2:13-16
On Silencing Objections Against Christianity H. Hesketh. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Subjection to Authority Bp. E. Hopkins. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Submission to Government Bp. Horne. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Submission to Rulers Bp. E. Hopkins. 1 Peter 2:13-16
The Duty of Submission to Authority John Tucker, B. D. 1 Peter 2:13-16
The Limits of Subjection to Civil Rulers J. Lillie, D. D. 1 Peter 2:13-16
The Vices of Christians Detrimental to the General Interests of Religion James Fawcett, B. D. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Why it is So Hard to Cure Ignorance and Silence Ignorant Men N. Byfield. 1 Peter 2:13-16
Relation of Christians to Civil Authorities R. Finlayson 1 Peter 2:13-17
The Christian's Duty to the State C. New 1 Peter 2:13-17
True Freedom J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 2:16
A Royalty Free from Dispute Blaise Pascal. 1 Peter 2:17
Dignity of Man J. Percy. 1 Peter 2:17
Fear God H. Kollock, D. D. 1 Peter 2:17
Good Subjects John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:17
Honor All Men J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 2:17
Honour All Dean Plumptre. 1 Peter 2:17
Honour All J. Lillie, D. D. 1 Peter 2:17
Honour All Men Bp. Sanderson. 1 Peter 2:17
Honour All Men Abp. Thomson. 1 Peter 2:17
Honour All Men Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 2:17
Honour All Men J. Trapp. 1 Peter 2:17
Love the Brotherhood W. Arnot. 1 Peter 2:17
Love the Brotherhood Bp. Sanderson. 1 Peter 2:17
Love the Brotherhood R. Ward, M. A. 1 Peter 2:17
No Man to be Despised Canon Duckworth. 1 Peter 2:17
Respect for Manhood J. C. Lees, D. D. 1 Peter 2:17
The Brethren and the Brotherhood Bp. Hodges. 1 Peter 2:17
The Duty of Honouring All Men H. Stowell, M. A. 1 Peter 2:17
The Fear of God R. Collyer, D. D. 1 Peter 2:17
The Honour Due to All Men Bp. S. Wilberforce. 1 Peter 2:17
The Honour Due to All Men Essex Remembrancer 1 Peter 2:17
The Honour of Humanity Canon Liddon. 1 Peter 2:17
The Poor -- Two Ways of Treating   1 Peter 2:17
The Respect Due to Human Nature W. E. Channing. 1 Peter 2:17
The Value of Man W. Arnot. 1 Peter 2:17
Value All Men W. Arnot. 1 Peter 2:17
Various Political Duties J. J. S. Bird, B. A. 1 Peter 2:17
Burden Bearers   1 Peter 2:18-25
Christ an Example in His Sufferings G. Hill, D. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Christ is Our Example   1 Peter 2:18-25
Christ Our Copy J. D. Thomas. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Christ Our Example Canon Liddon. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Christ Our Example Abp. Tillotson. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Christ Our Example J. Cumming, D. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Christ Our Ideal C. J. Ridgeway, M. A. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Christ Without Sin A. Thomson, D. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Christ's Example is to be Followed J. Cumming, D. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Christ's Sufferings in Gethsemane W. Harness, M. A. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Copying But a Fragment of the Christ J. R. Miller, D. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Dead to Sin by Christ's Death Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Dead to Sin: Living to Righteousness W. L. Watkinson. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Death for Sin, and Death to Sin C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Endurance of Wrong Canon Liddon. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Equanimity Under Reproach Bengel's Life 1 Peter 2:18-25
God has Ordained His People to Undergo Troubles in This World John Rogers. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Gratitude for Wrongful Suffering D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Healed by Christ's Stripes F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Men as Sheep C. Stanford, D. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Of Patience Isaac Barrow, D. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
On the Diseases and Health of the Soul Robert Foote. 1 Peter 2:18-25
On the Example of Christ C. R. Maturin. 1 Peter 2:18-25
On the Example of Christ John Main, D. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Patience E. B. Pusey, D. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Patience in Tribulation J. J. S. Bird. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Patience Under Oppression Crown Liddon. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Salvation, What it Cost T. De Witt Talmage. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Servants Urged to Patient Endurance of Undeserved Suffering C. New 1 Peter 2:18-25
Servitude and Subjection J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 2:18-25
Sinless and Guileless R. A. Griffin. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Subjection of Servants to Their Masters R. Finlayson 1 Peter 2:18-25
Submission Enjoined Thornley Smith. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Suffering Wrongfully King's Highway. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Thanks from God F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Blessings of Injustice Canon Diggle. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Character of Christ T. C. Edwards. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Christian as a Servant U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Christian Ideal J. G. Rogers, B. A. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Conduct of Servants J. J. S. Bird. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Duty of Patience Under Injuries R. South, D. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Duty of Servants Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Example of Christ W. E. Channing. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Former and Present State of Believers Contrasted R. Walker. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Great Shepherd U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Guardian of Souls Homilist 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Imitation of Christ E. H. Hopkins. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Necessity of a Perfect Model H. Melvill, B. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The New Life H. W. Beecher. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Perfect Ideal Homilist 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Return of the Flock Homilist 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Shepherd and Bishop of Souls W. A. Snively, D. D. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Sin Bearer C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 2:18-25
The Stripes of Jesus C. Moinet, M. A. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Wandering Sheep Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 2:18-25
Christ the Exemplar Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 2:21
Christ's Passion Our Peace and Pattern A. Maclaren 1 Peter 2:21
Transcriber's Note Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 2:21
The Purpose of the Savior's Sufferings J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 2:21-24
The Sin-Bearer Charles Hadden Spurgeon 1 Peter 2:24
The Shepherd and Bishop of Souls A. Maclaren 1 Peter 2:25
The Strayed Sheep Recovered J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 2:25
Under the Shepherd's Care J. Hudson Taylor 1 Peter 2:25
Fifth Sunday After Trinity Exhortation to the Fruits of Faith Martin Luther 1 Peter 3:1
The Christian Wife Called to Heart-Culture as the Means of Winning the Unconverted Husband C. New 1 Peter 3:1-6
A Quarrelsome Wife Baptist Messenger. 1 Peter 3:1-7
A Reminder or Heaven   1 Peter 3:1-7
Beauty Beneath Ugliness Great Thoughts 1 Peter 3:1-7
Christian Womanhood Bp. Wm. Alexander. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Dress G. Calthrop, M. A. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Duties of Husbands and Wives The Evangelist 1 Peter 3:1-7
Exterior Adornment Insufficient   1 Peter 3:1-7
Female Adorning W. Arnot. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Female Adornment J. J. S. Bird, B. A. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Heirs of the Grace of Life The Evangelist 1 Peter 3:1-7
Hidden Ornaments C. S. Slater, M. A. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Hindrances to Prayer C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Holiness the Best Commendation John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:1-7
In God's Sight British Weekly Pulpit 1 Peter 3:1-7
Inner Attractiveness the Most Desirable Daily Paper. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Latent Goodness and Latent Evil James Freeman Clarke. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Marriage G. Venables. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Matrimonial Affinity Scientific Illustrations 1 Peter 3:1-7
Meekness J. Trapp. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Meekness   1 Peter 3:1-7
Of Meekness and Quietness of Spirit J. Orr. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Quietude Henry T. Robjohns, B. A. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Religion an Inward Principle J. Kentish. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Sarah and Her Daughters C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Soul Clothing John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Subjection of Wives to Their Husbands R. Finlayson 1 Peter 3:1-7
The Attractive Power of Christian Character S. Martin. 1 Peter 3:1-7
The Best Clothing J. Trapp. 1 Peter 3:1-7
The Blessedness of Christian Connections T. N. Toller. 1 Peter 3:1-7
The Christian Woman Bp. Huntington. 1 Peter 3:1-7
The Duties of Husbands J. J. S. Bird, B. A. 1 Peter 3:1-7
The Hidden Man H. W. Beecher. 1 Peter 3:1-7
The Hidden Man Homilist 1 Peter 3:1-7
The Hidden Man   1 Peter 3:1-7
The Influence of Christianity on Dress T. Raffles, D. D. 1 Peter 3:1-7
The Weaker Vessel John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Unconscious Influence R. Tuck, B. A. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Unfit for Prayer Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Wifely Subjection John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Wives Must be Subject Even unto Bad Husbands John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Women's Dress J. Cumming. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Won by Behaviour Mrs. Walter Searle. 1 Peter 3:1-7
Woman's True Apparel and Ornament J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 3:3, 4
The Christian Husband Called to Enjoy Spiritual Blessings with the Christian Wife C. New 1 Peter 3:7
The Twofold Claim of Womanhood J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 3:7
Good Days Charles Kingsley 1 Peter 3:8
The Conduct that Becomes the Christian Towards Other Christians C. New 1 Peter 3:8
Avoiding Divisions Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Brotherly Love Essex Remembrancer 1 Peter 3:8-9
Christian Courtesy J. Summerfield, M. A. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Christian Courtesy T. Binney. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Christian Courtesy J. Fawcett, M. A. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Christian Politeness Hugh S. Carpenter, D. D. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Christian Unity Thos. Wagstaffe. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Christian Unity John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Christlike Compassion T. De Witt Talmage. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Do not Retaliate F. B. Meyer. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Fire Does not Extinguish Fire   1 Peter 3:8-9
Good for Evil   1 Peter 3:8-9
Good Manners W. M. Statham. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Goodness Spoilt by Rudeness Good Words. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Minor Morals D. Dickson. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Oneness of Mind F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Pity J. Mainwrigg, B. D. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Politeness   1 Peter 3:8-9
Politeness J. C. Lees, D. D. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Politeness and its Place   1 Peter 3:8-9
Railing for Railing J. Trapp. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Small Courtesies not Overlooked   1 Peter 3:8-9
Sympathy H. C. Atwool, M. D. 1 Peter 3:8-9
The Reward of Courtesy   1 Peter 3:8-9
The Social Ideal F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 3:8-9
The True Gentleman Does not Indict Pain J. H. Newman, D. D. 1 Peter 3:8-9
The Work and Wages of the Christian Worker John Macpherson, M. A. 1 Peter 3:8-9
True Courtesy, and How to Attain to It C. H. Irwin, M. A. 1 Peter 3:8-9
True Politeness E. J. Hardy, M. A. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Unity Between Christian People U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 3:8-9
Unity Between Christian People U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 3:8-12
Injunctions to All R. Finlayson 1 Peter 3:8-22
The Conduct Becoming the Christian Towards His Persecutors C. New 1 Peter 3:9-17
All Sins to be Eschewed John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:10-11
Christians Must be Doers of Good John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:10-11
Dangers in Life to be Avoided H. W. Beecher. 1 Peter 3:10-11
Do Good W. S. Plumer, D. D. 1 Peter 3:10-11
Eschew Evil and Do Good   1 Peter 3:10-11
How We Must Seek Peace John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:10-11
On Seeking Peace Bp. Kidder. 1 Peter 3:10-11
The Evil of Sin John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:10-11
The Evil of the Tongue Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 3:10-11
The Extent of Well-Doing Required John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:10-11
The True Life Worth Living Bp. Alexander. 1 Peter 3:10-11
The Way to Secure Good Days The Weekly Pulpit 1 Peter 3:10-11
The Words of Our Lips H. J. Wilmot Buxton, M. A. 1 Peter 3:10-11
Veracity F. Wayland. 1 Peter 3:10-11
Why Sin Must be Avoided John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:10-11
Why We Must Seek Peace John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:10-11
God's Different Regards to Saints and Sinners T. Hannam. 1 Peter 3:12
The Divine Attentiveness to the Righteous S. Partridge, M. A. 1 Peter 3:12
Christian Zeal J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 3:13
Doing Good, as Security Against Injuries from Men Abp. Tillotson. 1 Peter 3:13
Good Still Left Unharmed Bp. Jeremy Taylor. 1 Peter 3:13
Personal Goodness Homilist 1 Peter 3:13
The Advantage of Imitating the Good Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 3:13
The Armor of Righteousness A. Maclaren 1 Peter 3:13
The Godly Protected H. Melvill, B. D. 1 Peter 3:13
The Harmed and the Unhatched J. S. Boone, M. A. 1 Peter 3:13
The Practice of Virtue the Greatest Security Against Our Enemies S. Clarke, D. D. 1 Peter 3:13
The Protection of God   1 Peter 3:13
The Safety of the Righteous Man from Injury and Harm David Ranken. 1 Peter 3:13
Suffering for Righteousness U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 3:13-18
Hallowing Christ Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 3:14
A Good Conscience Homilist 1 Peter 3:14-17
A Good Conscience W. Tyson. 1 Peter 3:14-17
A Good Conscience F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 3:14-17
A Reasonable Hope Lyman Abbott, D. D. 1 Peter 3:14-17
Be not Afraid of Their Terror David Ranken. 1 Peter 3:14-17
Christians Required to be Prepared to Give a Reason of the Hope that is in Them Essex Remembrancer 1 Peter 3:14-17
Deliverance from Trouble David Ranken. 1 Peter 3:14-17
God Reverenced in the Heart Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 3:14-17
God Sanctified in the Heart Bp. Moberly. 1 Peter 3:14-17
Logic Aided by Good Temper Canon F. C. Cook. 1 Peter 3:14-17
One Fear Drives Out Another F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 3:14-17
Personal Goodness Homilist 1 Peter 3:14-17
Ready to Give an Answer C. H. Parkhurst, D. D. 1 Peter 3:14-17
Ready to Give an Answer J. Lillie, D. D. 1 Peter 3:14-17
Reasons for Our Hope George Sexton, LL. D. 1 Peter 3:14-17
Sanctifying the Lord in the Heart W. Bright, D. D. 1 Peter 3:14-17
Sufferers Fortified J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 3:14-17
Suffering for Righteousness Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 3:14-17
The Blessedness of Those Who Suffer for Righteousness David Ranken. 1 Peter 3:14-17
The Causes of the World's Hatred of Christians F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 3:14-17
The Christian Ready to Account for His Hope S. Steer. 1 Peter 3:14-17
The Christian's Duty David Ranken. 1 Peter 3:14-17
The Christian's Hope R. Littler. 1 Peter 3:14-17
The Conscience J. Stalker, D. D. 1 Peter 3:14-17
The Conscience of a Christian H. Hayman, D. D. 1 Peter 3:14-17
The Man Inside   1 Peter 3:14-17
The Nature and Reason of the Christian's Hope R. H. Bailey. 1 Peter 3:14-17
The Sufferings of Christians Thomas Ross, LL. D. 1 Peter 3:14-17
The True Christian Apologist Dean Vaughan. 1 Peter 3:14-17
The True Christian Defence Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 3:14-17
The Value of Personal Experience   1 Peter 3:14-17
The Wrongful Suffering of Good Men U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 3:14-17
Unnecessary Terror Canon F. C. Cook., Scientific Illustrations. 1 Peter 3:14-17
What is a Good Conscience Alex. Reid. 1 Peter 3:14-17
Sacrificial Sufferings J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 3:18
All Angels Subject to Christ John Rogers. 1 Peter 3:18-20
Baptism: Helpful B. Preece. 1 Peter 3:18-20
Christ At Home Homilist 1 Peter 3:18-20
Christ in the Flesh and in the Spirit A. J. Bengel. 1 Peter 3:18-20
Christ the King of Angels Plain Sermons by Contributors to, Tracts for the Times 1 Peter 3:18-20
Christ the Substitute J. H. Wilson, D. D. 1 Peter 3:18-20
Christ's Sufferings Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 3:18-20
Christ's Sufferings J. J. S. Bird, B. A. 1 Peter 3:18-20
Christ's Sufferings for Us H. W. Beecher. 1 Peter 3:18-20
Christ's Sufferings; Or, the Basis of Evangelism D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 3:18-20
Our Ascended Lord C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 3:18-20
Our Lord's Ascension Dean Alford. 1 Peter 3:18-20
Safety in the Ark B. W. Noel, M. A. 1 Peter 3:18-20
Spirits in Prison D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Ascension Dean Vaughan. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Design of Christ's Sufferings Sketches of Four Hundred Sermons 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Gospel Preached to the Dead Canon T. S. Evades, D. D. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Great Atonement D. Wilson. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Just for the Unjust Wm. McMordie, M. A. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Just Suffering for the Unjust W. J. Brock, B. A. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Mission of Our Savior U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Patience of God Bp. Huntington. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Quickening Influence of Suffering F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Resurrection of Christ Arthur Brooks. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Saints Coming Home to God by Reconciliation and Glorification John Flavel. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Saviour's Mission U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Spirits in Prison Dean Vaughan. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Spirits in Prison Essex Remembrancer 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Sufferings of Christ M. Braithwaite. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Sufferings of Christ Arthur Brooks. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Sufferings of Christ Wm. Smart. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Sufferings of Christ S. Price. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Sufferings of Christ Our Atonement and Our Example F. Dobbin, M. A. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Two Baptisms W. Arnot. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Unrepeatable Sacrifice J. W. McKay, D. D. 1 Peter 3:18-20
The Remembrance of Our Lord's Atonement a Help to Persecuted Christians C. New 1 Peter 3:18-22
The Crucified Savior Quickened in Spirit Preaching to the Spirits in Prison C. New 1 Peter 3:19, 21
Christian Asceticism Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 4:1
Cardinal Truths J. J. S. Bird. 1 Peter 4:1-6
Christ the Grand Necessity of Man D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 4:1-6
Christ's Sufferings D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 4:1-6
Coming to Judgment R. Finlayson 1 Peter 4:1-6
Conformity with Christ Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 4:1-6
Ecce Homo A. Rowland, LL. B. 1 Peter 4:1-6
God's Win   1 Peter 4:1-6
Living to God's Will U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 4:1-6
Men's Lusts Opposed to God's Will John Rogers. 1 Peter 4:1-6
Sin Pierced J. Trapp. 1 Peter 4:1-6
The Flesh Rightly Used G. Calthrop. 1 Peter 4:1-6
The Rest of His Time in the Flesh F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 4:1-6
The Right Use of the Residue of Our Time D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 4:1-6
The Time in the Flesh Homilist 1 Peter 4:1-6
The Will of God F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 4:1-6
Will of God John Bate. 1 Peter 4:1-6
The Persecuted Christian Reminded of the Necessity of Suffering for Righteousness C. New 1 Peter 4:1-7
The Time Past, a Sermon for the Last Day of the Year J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 4:3
A Sinner Changed by Grace G. Burder. 1 Peter 4:3-5
Amusements D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 4:3-5
Christian Consistency The Evangelist 1 Peter 4:3-5
Counteracting the Good H. F. Kohlbrugge, D. D. 1 Peter 4:3-5
Departed Years D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 4:3-5
Excess of Riot C. Wordsworth. 1 Peter 4:3-5
Pleasure T. Adams. 1 Peter 4:3-5
The Consideration of Misspent Time an Incentive to Repentance John Rogers. 1 Peter 4:3-5
The Old Year and the New H. W. Beecher. 1 Peter 4:3-5
The Pleasures of a Holy Life Inexplicable to the Ungodly J. Spencer. 1 Peter 4:3-5
The Voice of the Past A London Suburban Minister 1 Peter 4:3-5
Living to the Will of God U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 4:3-6
Waiting for the End J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 4:7
A Solemn Fact and Urgent Duty U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 4:7, 8
Above All Things -- Love F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
As and So -- the Method of Ministry W. H. M. H. Aitken, M. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Charity Covering a Multitude of Sins T. Ainger, M. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Charity Covering Faults Great Thoughts 1 Peter 4:7-11
Christian Sobriety C. Vince. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Christian Stewardship A. L. Simpson, D. D. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Dissuasives from Uncharitableness H. W. Beecher. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Duty Hugh Ross. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Duty in View of the Nearness of the End R. Finlayson 1 Peter 4:7-11
Fervent Charity P. Witherspoon. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Fervent Charity W. H. Hutchings, M. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Gifts Homiletic Quarterly 1 Peter 4:7-11
Gifts and Responsibility Bishop of Lichfield. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Gifts to be Communicated for the Good of Others John Rogers. 1 Peter 4:7-11
God Glorified by Christ F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
God's Gifts and Their Purpose Canon Vernon Hutton. 1 Peter 4:7-11
God's Gifts and Their Use T. Griffith, M. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
How Christians May Glorify God   1 Peter 4:7-11
In What a Variety of Ways We May Serve and Benefit Others G. J. Zollikofer. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Love Covereth All Sins J. Vaughan, M. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Love Covers Sins F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Love Must be Fervent John Rogers. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Mutual Obligations J. N. Pearson, M. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Personal Christliness Homilist 1 Peter 4:7-11
Receiving and Ministering J. Trapp. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Reflected Glory A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Soberness and Watchfulness D. Moore, M. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
The Christian Stewardship Dean Alford. 1 Peter 4:7-11
The End of All Things Pulpit Studies 1 Peter 4:7-11
The End of All Things At Hand W. J. Armstrong. 1 Peter 4:7-11
The Greatness of Love P. H. Sharpe. 1 Peter 4:7-11
The Idea and Duty of Human Life W. L. Watkinson. 1 Peter 4:7-11
The Import and Application of Glorifying God Through Jesus Christ J. B. Beard. 1 Peter 4:7-11
The Nearness of Eternity G. S. Noel, M. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
The Nearness of Eternity F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
The Oracles of God W. G. Barrett. 1 Peter 4:7-11
The Preaching of the Word Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 4:7-11
The Preeminence of Charity F. W. Robertson, M. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
The Warmth of Hospitality Scientific Illustrations 1 Peter 4:7-11
Uugrudging Hospitality F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Waiting for the End H. J. Wilmot Buxton, M. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Watch unto Prayer G. F. Prescott, M. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Watchfulness and Prayerfulness J. T. Shedd, D. D. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Watchfulness Associated with Prayerfulness J. Imrie, M. A. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Watching for Answers to Prayer J. Edmond, D. D. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Watching in Relation to Prayer C. Vince. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Fervent Love J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 4:8
The Persecuted Christian Reminded of the Help of Brotherly Love C. New 1 Peter 4:8-11
The Persecuted Christian Reminded of the Help of Brotherly Love C. New 1 Peter 4:8-11
Christian Love as a Service U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 4:9-11
Gifts and Service A. Maclaren 1 Peter 4:10
Stewardship J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 4:10
Christian Speech J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 4:11
Trials J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 4:12, 13
The Christian's Fiery Trial U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 4:12-14
A Hint to Meddlers Scientific Illustrations 1 Peter 4:12-16
A Rejoicing Heart Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 4:12-16
Afflictions are Trials John Rogers. 1 Peter 4:12-16
Mind Your Own Business Great Thoughts 1 Peter 4:12-16
Not So Strange F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 4:12-16
Participation in Christ's Sufferings Bp. Boyd Carpenter. 1 Peter 4:12-16
Participation in the Sufferings of Christ J. Caird, D. D. 1 Peter 4:12-16
Righteous and Evil Suffering J. J. S. Bird, B. A. 1 Peter 4:12-16
The Busybody H. Melvill, B. D. 1 Peter 4:12-16
The Christian's Persecutions J. J. S. Bird, B. A. 1 Peter 4:12-16
The Proper Temper of Christians in Affliction The Evangelist 1 Peter 4:12-16
Trial no Strange Thing to the Christian H. Melvill, B. D. 1 Peter 4:12-16
Trials no Strange Thing N. L. Frothingham. 1 Peter 4:12-16
Fiery Trial Among the Christians R. Finlayson 1 Peter 4:12-19
The Joyous Aspect of Suffering for Christ a Help to Persecuted Christians C. New 1 Peter 4:12-19
Suffering, Shameful and Glorious U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 4:15-19
The Character and Privileges of a Christian J. Parsons. 1 Peter 4:16-19
The Christian Described W. Jay. 1 Peter 4:16-19
The Pious Sufferer Exhorted to Glorify God Sketches of Four Hundred Sermons 1 Peter 4:16-19
The Two-Fold Sorrow E. J. Hardy, M. A. 1 Peter 4:16-19
A Faithful Creator W. Braden. 1 Peter 4:17-19
A Solemn Appeal The Christian Magazine 1 Peter 4:17-19
Afflictions Amongst the People of God John Rogers. 1 Peter 4:17-19
Difficulties in the Pursuit R. Hall, M. A. 1 Peter 4:17-19
God's Faithfulness Newman Smyth. 1 Peter 4:17-19
God's Judgment of the World Homilist 1 Peter 4:17-19
If So -- What Then C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 4:17-19
Judgment Beginning At the House of God J. Trapp. 1 Peter 4:17-19
Judgments of Grace J. P. Lange. 1 Peter 4:17-19
Salvation Difficult to the Christian C. G. Finney. 1 Peter 4:17-19
Saved with Difficulty D. A. Clark. 1 Peter 4:17-19
Scarcely Saved W. L. Watkinson. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Christian's Duty Under Trials The Lay Preacher 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Church's Visitation R. Sibbes. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Church's Visitation R. Sibbes. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Criminality and the Consequences of Unbelief J. Alexander. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Difficulties of Salvation Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Difficulties that are to be Encountered in the Way of Salvation Bp. Stillingfleet. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Difficulty of Salvation C. H. Coleman. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Difficulty of Salvation R. Sibbes. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The End of the Disobedient Homilist 1 Peter 4:17-19
The End of the Ungodly Pryce Thomas. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Faithful Creator J. C. Finlayson. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Keeping of the Soul The Evangelist 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Righteous Scarcely Saved T. De Witt Talmage. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Righteous Scarcely Saved, and the Misery of the Wicked J. Sedgfield. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Saint's Hiding Place in the Evil Day R. Sibbes. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Salvation of the Righteous Difficult T. Hannam. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Salvation of the Sinner Impossible C. H. Coleman. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Sin and Danger of not Obeying the Gospel Pulpit Studies 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Soul's Refuge T. Adams. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Support of Good Men Under Their Sufferings for Religion Abp. Tillotson. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Ultimate Destiny of the Wicked Homilist 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Ungodly's Misery R. Sibbes. 1 Peter 4:17-19
Tranquillity in Suffering Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 4:17-19
What is the Doom of Those Who Die Impenitent A. G. Brown. 1 Peter 4:17-19
Why God Will have the Righteous with Such Difficulty Saved R. Sibbes. 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Sufferer's Wisdom and Peace A. Maclaren 1 Peter 4:19
Third Sunday After Trinity Humility, Trust, Watchfulness, Suffering Martin Luther 1 Peter 5:1
True Office-Bearers in the Church U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 5:1
A Witness and a Partaker C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 5:1-4
Address to the Young Elders Dean Vaughan. 1 Peter 5:1-4
Elders Exhorted John Rogers. 1 Peter 5:1-4
Feed the Sheep Emily S. Holt. 1 Peter 5:1-4
God's Servants -- Their Ruling Motive John Ruskin. 1 Peter 5:1-4
Gold a Contemptible Motive for Service C. Kingsley. 1 Peter 5:1-4
Ministerial Authority John Rogers. 1 Peter 5:1-4
Ministerial Oversight John Rogers. 1 Peter 5:1-4
Not Lords   1 Peter 5:1-4
Partaking as Well as Preaching Ralph Venning. 1 Peter 5:1-4
Peter Exhorting the Elders J. J. S. Bird, B. A. 1 Peter 5:1-4
Power of Example   1 Peter 5:1-4
The Chief Shepherd J. Stratten. 1 Peter 5:1-4
The Chief Shepherd's Appearance G. Clayton. 1 Peter 5:1-4
The Conduct Becoming the Elders of the Church C. New 1 Peter 5:1-4
The Discharge of the Ministry Abp. Leighton. 1 Peter 5:1-4
The Faithful Minister J. A. James. 1 Peter 5:1-4
The Office, Spirit, and Reward of a Faithful Ministry J. Packard, D. D. 1 Peter 5:1-4
Too Much Money for a Clergyman   1 Peter 5:1-4
True Office Bearers in the Church U. R. Thomas. 1 Peter 5:1-4
Concluding Exhortations R. Finlayson 1 Peter 5:1-11
The True Pastorate J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 5:2-4
True Office-Bearers in the Church (No. 2) U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 5:2-5
The Rightful Authority of Experience J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 5:5
The Slave's Dress A. Maclaren 1 Peter 5:5
The Slave's Girdle Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 5:5
Christian Humility J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 5:5, 6
A Cure for Care W. Halliday. 1 Peter 5:5-7
A Cure for Care C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 5:5-7
A Sermon to Ministers and Other Tried Believers C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Be Clothed with Humility James Bolton. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Bending Without Breaking T. De Witt Talmage. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Cared For M. Guy Pearse. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Cast Care on God R. Walker. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Casting All Your Cares Upon Him W. M. Statham, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Casting Care The Weekly Pulpit 1 Peter 5:5-7
Christ the Care Bearer J. L. Fyfe. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Christian Humility S. Summers. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Christian Humility G. T. Shedd, D. D. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Clothed with Humility J. Vaughan, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Clothed with Humility T. Brooks. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Confidence in God Lubricates Life H. W. Beecher. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Counsels to the Younger Thornley Smith. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Divine Care D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Earthly and Heavenly Care Bp. Huntington. 1 Peter 5:5-7
God not an Abstraction E. White. 1 Peter 5:5-7
God's Care Homilist 1 Peter 5:5-7
God's Care for Us F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
God's Regard for Individuals A. Reed, B. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
He Careth for You H. E. Partridge. 1 Peter 5:5-7
He Careth for You W. Birch. 1 Peter 5:5-7
How to Dispose of Care W. Nevins, D. D. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Human Cares and the Divine Care G. S. Barrett, B. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Humble Yourselves Under the Mighty Hand of God J. Slade, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Humbling of the Spirit, in Humbling Circumstances   1 Peter 5:5-7
Humiliation of Soul Under God's Mighty Hand James Sherman. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Humility J. Jortin, D. D. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Humility Bp. Phillips Brooks. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Humility C. Moinet, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Humility a Beautiful Dress   1 Peter 5:5-7
Humility a Preparation for Heaven Robert Herrick. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Humility and its Greatness E. Garbett, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Humility Explained and Enforced T. Gibson, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Humility Illustrated and Enforced R. Hall, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Humility with the Fruits of It D. Jennings. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Invented Worries W. M. Statham, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Mutual Respect F. D. Maurice, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Nursing Cares H. W. Beecher. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Obj. 2   1 Peter 5:5-7
Obj. 3   1 Peter 5:5-7
Objection 1   1 Peter 5:5-7
On Humbling Ourselves Before God C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 5:5-7
On Humility Robert Foote. 1 Peter 5:5-7
On Solicitude John Main, D. D. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Self-Abasement and Divine Exaltation S. Martin. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Seniors Should not be Over-Exacting J. A. Bengel. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Submission to Divine Dispensation S. J. Davis. 1 Peter 5:5-7
The Benefit of Afflictions W. C. Wilson, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
The Conduct Becoming Church Members Towards the Elders of the Church C. New 1 Peter 5:5-7
The Course of Things Against Pride A. K. H. Boyd, D. D. 1 Peter 5:5-7
The Divine Oversight   1 Peter 5:5-7
The Garment of Humility Harvey Phillips, B. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
The Loftiness of Humility C. Kingsley, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
The Lord Careth for You M. Guy Pearse. 1 Peter 5:5-7
The Mighty Hand of God J. Vaughan, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
The Pride of Care M. R. Vincent, D. D. 1 Peter 5:5-7
The Proud Abased and the Humble Exalted J. Summerfield, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
The Shadow Shortens Dean Young. 1 Peter 5:5-7
The Wisdom of God in His Providence Abp. Tillotson. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Trust in God A. Bonar. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Two Kinds of Clothing H. J. Wilmot-Buxton, M. A. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Vanity D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 5:5-7
What to Do with Care C. M. Birrell. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Work Tends to Humility Bp. Phillips Brooks. 1 Peter 5:5-7
Counsels for Troubled Christians U.R. Thomas 1 Peter 5:6-11
The Cure of Care J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 5:7
Watchfulness J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 5:8
Christian Sobriety Bp. Jeremy Taylor. 1 Peter 5:8-9
Of the Being, Enmity, Fierceness, and Cunning of the Devi J. Cooke, M. A. 1 Peter 5:8-9
Our Vigilance Must be Comprehensive Archbp. Trench. 1 Peter 5:8-9
Ready for Temptation King's Highway. 1 Peter 5:8-9
Sympathy with Saints and Martyrs Plain Sermons by Contributors to the, Tracts for the Times 1 Peter 5:8-9
The Advantages of Moderation in the Enjoyment of Sensual Pleasure G. J. Zollikofer. 1 Peter 5:8-9
The Devil F. D. Maurice, M. A. 1 Peter 5:8-9
The Devil a Roaring Lion A. Roberts, M. A. 1 Peter 5:8-9
The Devil and Humanity D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 5:8-9
The Devil and Humanity D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Peter 5:8-9
The Personality and Agency of Evil Spirits A. K. H. Boyd, D. D. 1 Peter 5:8-9
The Roaring Lion C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 5:8-9
The Roaring Lion M. G. Pearse. 1 Peter 5:8-9
The Wide Diffusion of Trials a Motive to Steadfastness H. Melvill, B. D. 1 Peter 5:8-9
Watch Against Little Sins R. South, D. D. 1 Peter 5:8-9
Watch Against Our Old Sins Newman Hall. 1 Peter 5:8-9
Suspicion of Satan C. New 1 Peter 5:8-11
A New Year's Benediction C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Peter 5:10
An Apostolic Prayer W. Jay, M. A. 1 Peter 5:10
Christian Stability, Strength, and Establishment J. Vaughan, M. A. 1 Peter 5:10
Glory C. H. Spurgeon 1 Peter 5:10
Grace All in All F. Lear. 1 Peter 5:10
Suffering and Perfection John Macfarlane, D. D. 1 Peter 5:10
The Church's Present and Future H. Bonar, D. D. 1 Peter 5:10
The Consolations and Sufferings of the Believer J. Brewster, D. D. 1 Peter 5:10
The God of All Grace A. G. Brown. 1 Peter 5:10
The God of All Grace J.R. Thomson 1 Peter 5:10
The God of All the Graces J. Vaughan, M. A. 1 Peter 5:10
The Good and Means of Establishment W. Bridge, M. A. 1 Peter 5:10
The Manifold Gifts for Manifold Need A. Maclaren 1 Peter 5:10
Triple Perfection R. W. Moss. 1 Peter 5:10
Why We May Make Sure of God's Help in Conflict A. Maclaren 1 Peter 5:10
An Apostolic Testimony and Exhortation A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 5:12
Silvanus A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 5:12
Sylvanus Alexander Maclaren 1 Peter 5:12
Testimony and Exhortation John Rogers. 1 Peter 5:12
The Gospel of the Grace of God James Parsons. 1 Peter 5:12
True Grace John Mitchell, D. D. 1 Peter 5:12
Conclusion R. Finlayson 1 Peter 5:12-14
Marcus My Son A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 5:13
The Church in Babylon A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Peter 5:13

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