Concordia Theological Monthly

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st. peter, christian church, faith

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In the first chapter of his epistle Peter had reminded his readers of their regeneration unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This hope had been engendered in them by the Word of God, the Gospel, which had been preached to them. Since they were regenerated by this living Word, Peter pleads with them to remain faithful in their love and desire for this Word, to grow into, and become more like unto, the Word and its perfection, to grow into ever keener understanding and fuller appreciation of the marvelous privileges offered in this Word, into an ever deeper realization of the duties placed upon all believers by this Word, into ever greater willingness and into ever-increasing strength and efficiency in performing these obligations.


Biblical Studies

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1 Peter 2:1-10; Romans 3:31; Luke 18:17; Matthew 18:4; John 1:47; Romans 12:1; Psalm 34:8; Matthew 16:16; Isaiah 53:1-3; Ephesians 2:22; Matthew 3:17; John 3:35; John 5:20; Ephesians 1:6;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars