1 & 2 Peter Teaching Series

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“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

Be Holy in Your Whole Way of Life (1 Peter 1:13-16)

PDF notes

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

Living With Fearful Reverence (1 Peter 1:17-21)

PDF Notes

Loving the Brethren (1 Peter 1:22 – 2:3)

PDF Notes (Part 1-4)

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

Audio Part 3

Audio Part 4

Living Stones and Holy Priests for God (1 Peter 2:4-10)

Teaching Notes (final)

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

Audio Part 3

Audio Part 4

Audio Part 5

Lifestyle Evangelism (1 Peter 2:11-12)

Teaching Notes (final)

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

Audio Part 3

Excursus – Advice on Sharing the Gospel in Real Life

This was a three week rabbit-trail we followed during Sunday School, as we discussed how we can actually keep our whole way of life holy among unbelievers, so our testimony might give us opportunities to share the Gospel. In short, it a long discussion about how we can share the Gospel in the real world, in real life, at our work, tomorrow morning. You can find some other resources here.

Teaching Notes

Audio – Part 1

Audio – Part 2

Audio – Part 3

Real Christian Life . . . and the Government (1 Peter 2:13-17)

Here are the teaching notes

Audio – Part 1

Audio – Part 2

Audio – Part 3

Audio – Part 4

Audio – Part 5

Audio – Part 6 

Audio – Part 7 

Real Christian Life … and Slavery (1 Peter 2:18-25)

Teaching notes are here

Audio – Part 1 failed to record … 😦

Audio – Part 2 

Audio – Part 3 

Notes:

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