1st peter, epistle, christian, early church
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The purpose of this essay is to interpret and illuminate one of the New Testament Epistles which focuses to a rare degree the interests, needs, and problems of the Church of the first century, and gives classical expression to the teachings of Christ and His Apostles in regard to them. These interests, needs, and problems are not greatly different from those which confront thoughtful Christian men and women the world over today. Of this First Epistle of Peter, Luther once said: “It is one of the noblest books of the New Testament, and the true, pure Gospel."
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Peter 1:1; 1 Peter 1:5; 1 Peter 1:12; 1 Peter 1:20; 1 Peter 2:12; 1 Peter 3:2; 1 Peter 5:1; 1 Peter 5:2; 1 Peter 2:25; Acts 10:34; 1 Peter 1:17; 1 Peter 2:9;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Malte, Eric R.
"The Message of the First Epistle of Peter for Our Day,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 20, Article 61.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol20/iss1/61