1Peter 3:8-17, 5 rules of engagement: 1 keep your community connections clean; 2 meet mistreatment with blessing; 3 fanatics about being good; 4 make Jesus the governor of your life; 5 be prepared to answer, Psalm 34; Isaiah 8; Jeremiah 29; Ephesians 4:3
1 Peter 2: 13-25: 3:1-7, proactive submission, cultural way verses kingdom way, Doctrine first then practice, Guiding principles for proactive submission: We are God's slaves; Jesus acted this way; Jesus healed us.
1 Peter 2:9-12, Understanding our purpose is key to who we are; is essential if our lives are to be lived with any beauty and grace; is bearing up under the difficulties of life, Challenges: Philosophical, Theological, Social / Cultural, Practical
1 Peter 2:4-10, God has a local address (it's worth it.), Jesus is a fork (so don't be surprised.), This is huge (and we are part of it). (So stay in the game.), Galatians 6:9-10, Luke 9:23-26 or Mark 8:34-37 or Matthew 16:24-26, Ephesians 2:19-21
1 Peter1:3-12, Matthew 6:19-21, God is doing something in us that is explosively new., The new thing creates a living hope within us., The new thing sets us up for an awesome eternity., Because of all of this, we can rejoice in spite of circumstances., All this is true because we are believers and therefore are being saved., Prophets studied and prayed and spoke about what was to come but the full revelation was for us and not for them.