1 & 2 Peter Teaching Series

“St Peter Preaching in the Presence of St Mark” by Fra Angelico (ca. 1433).

I am teaching through Peter’s epistles during Sunday School at my church. Perhaps the best explanation of “expository preaching” I’ve ever read is that it “explains a passage in such a way as to lead the congregation to a true and practical application of that passage.”[1]

Because this is teaching, not preaching, there is more of an emphasis on studying what the text says, and how it impacts the Christian life. This series on Peter’s Epistles is not necessarily a series meant to move people to action, although I certainly hope it does that!

Here are my PDF teaching notes, and the audio(s) for each lesson:

Introduction to 1 Peter:

PDF Notes

Greetings and Encouragement (1 Peter 1:1-2):

PDF Notes

1 Peter 1:1-2 translation notes

Audio Part 1 –

Audio Part 2 –

To God be the Glory – Great Things He Hath Done (1 Peter 1:3-5)!

PDF Notes

Rejoice in This . . . (1 Peter 1:6-9)

PDF Notes

They Weren’t Serving Themselves, But You! (1 Peter 1:10-12)

PDF notes

Prepare Your Minds for Action (1 Peter 1:13)

PDF notes


[1] Walter L. Liefeld, New Testament Exposition: From Text to Sermon (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1984), 6.