Intro To 1 Peter: How to Stand Firm in Grace in an Anti-Christian Culture

Tony Nuñez

1 Peter

October 30, 2022

The anti-Christian culture then (1 Pet. 1:6; 2:12; 3:16; 4:4, 12, 14; “suffering”) and now
(cf. 2 Tim. 3:12; Lk. 9:23-26; Jn. 15:20; 1 Pet. 2:21)

To stand firm in grace in the midst of an anti-Christian culture…
I. Set Your Heart on FOUR Uplifting Truths
A. A H__________ (1 Pet. 1:3-7, 13, 21; 4:5, 7, 13; 5:1, 4, 10)

B. A H______________________ Perspective (1 Pet. 1:1-3, 6-7, 9, 15, 18, 23;
2:5, 9-11, 15, 21, 24; 3:9, 17; 4:1-2, 17, 19; 5:10, 13)
1) of your spiritual identity

2) of your suffering

C. A H___________ __ of God and His Word (76 out of 105 verses;
e.g. 1 Pet. 1:17-2:3)

D. A H___________ to Follow (1 Pet. 2:21-23; 3:18-22)

II. Be Devoted to FOUR Practical Priorities

A. A H_________ _________ from Fleshly Lusts (1 Pet. 1:14;
2:1, 11, 16; 3:10-11, 16; 4:2, 15)

B. A H_________ _________ to God (1 Pet. 1:13, 15; 2:1-4, 12,
15; 3:6, 11, 14; 4:1-2, 7, 12-13, 16, 19; 5:7-9)

C. A H_________________ _______ and _____
toward God and Others (1 Pet. 1:17; 2:13-14, 17-18; 3:1-5, 7, 15; 5:5-6)

D. A H___________________ with Others (1 Pet. 1:22; 2:17; 3:8, 9, 11; 4:8-11;
5:2-3, 14)

Discussion Questions
1) Take up the challenge to read through the entire book of 1st Peter three times this week as
part of your daily scripture reading in prayer.
2) Choose one of the four truths and look up all the references tracing that theme through 1
Peter.
3) How does Peter’s attachment of doctrine to a Christian duty motivate our obedience? How
should that truth be used in our personal application?
4) Look up all the references for the four practical priorities and identify the commands in
each.
5) Why do you think the Holy Spirit through Peter chose these four practical priorities in how
to stand firm in an anti-Christian culture?