Peter First Epistle of
Judas Iscariot’s betrayal alerts us to the fact that no one is exempt from the possibility of betraying Jesus. As the disciples sat together with Jesus at the last supper, Jesus made an announcement: “Behold,
Missionaries, like other servants of God, face the temptation of discouragement. Some things that contribute to discouragement include working among an unresponsive or hostile people group; frequent ministry trips away from spouses and family; trying
Luke 1:26-42 is a very interesting account of a women who willingly rendered herself to God’s service, to God’s plan, to God’s program, and to God’s proposal. It challenges me when I read Mary’s humble response to
“This epistle is addressed to “the strangers scattered abroad”,” “i.e., to the Jews of the Dispersion (the Diaspora).” “Its object is to confirm its readers in the doctrines they had “been already taught. Peter has been called “the apostle of” “hope,” because this epistle abounds with words of comfort and” “encouragement fitted to sustain a “lively hope.” It contains” about thirty-five references to the Old Testament. “It was written from Babylon, on the Euphrates, which was at this “time one of the chief seats of Jewish learning, and a fitting” centre for labour among the Jews. It has been noticed that in the beginning of his epistle Peter names the provinces of Asia Minor in the order in which they would naturally occur to one writing from Babylon. He counsels (1) to steadfastness and perseverance under persecution (1-2:10); (2) to the practical duties of a holy life (2:11-3:13); (3) he adduces the example of Christ and other motives to patience and holiness (3:14-4:19); and (4) concludes with counsels to pastors and people (ch. 5).
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