A Grits Resourse Page

A GENERAL OUTLINE OF

1 PETER

by Ronnie Greenhagen


                     SALUTATION, 1.1,2



I.  AUTHORITY OF THE WRITER, 1.1



II.  DISTINCTION OF THE READERS (THE ELECT), 1.1



III.  3-FOLD DESCRIPTION OF SOJOURNERS, 1.1,2 







          ETERNAL SALVATION DEMANDS HOLINESS, 1.3-25



I.  THE FOUNDATION OF HOLINESS - SALVATION, 1.3-12



	A.  Eternal Salvation - The Saint's Inheritance, 1.3,4

		1.  Assurance of eternal salvation - the resurrection, 1.3

		2.  Assurance of eternal salvation -  reserved inheritance, 1.4

		3.  Assurance of eternal salvation - guarded by God, 1.5



	B.  Eternal Salvation and Faith, 1.6-9

		1.  Rejoice in salvation, grieve in trials, 1.6

		2.  3 Reasons why we suffer, 1.7

		3.  Faith brings great joy, 1.8

		4.  Result of faith is salvation, 1.9



	C.  Eternal salvation and revelation, 1.10-12

		1.  Eternal salvation the subject of Old Testament prophecy, 1.10-12a

		2.  Eternal salvation the subject of Apostolic preaching, 1.12b

		3.  Eternal salvation the subject of angelic study, 1.12c





II.  THE DEMANDS OF HOLINESS, 1.13-25



	A.  Holy Because Salvation Demands It, 1.13-16

		1.  Christian's obligation - listen to God, 1.13

		2.  Christian's character - children of obedience, 1.14

		3.  Christian's calling - holiness, 1.15

		4.  Christian's example - God, 1.16



	B.  Holy Because Of Who We Confess As Father, 1.17



	C.  Holy Because Of The Purity Of The Ransom Price, 1.18-21

		1.  Redeemed not by corruptible things, 1.18

		2.  Redeemed by precious blood, 1.19

		3.  Redeemed by grace, 1.20

		4.  Redeemed by a resurrected Saviour, 1.21



	D.  Holy Because Of Regeneration, 1.22-25

		1.  Holiness through obedience, 1.22

		2.  Holiness through the Eternal Word, 1.23-25







            THE NATURE OF THE SAVED, 2.1-4.11



I.  THE BENEFITS OF HOLINESS, 2.1-10



	A.  Seek Holiness, 2.1-3

		1.  Negative - put away evil, 2.1

		2.  Positive - long for spiritual good, 2.2

		3.  Motivation - "if ye have tasted", 2.3



	B.  Holiness Brings Spiritual Privileges, 2.4-10

		1.  Acceptance, 2.4,5

			a.  Christ is acceptable, 2.4

			b.  Christian's are acceptable, 2.5

		2.  Honor, 2.6-8

			a.  Believers never put to shame, 2.6

			b.  Believers honored while unbelievers stumble, 2.7,8

		3.  Noble calling, purpose and privilege, 2.9,10

			a.  Noble calling and purpose, 2.9

			b.  Privilege, 2.10





II.  THE BEHAVIOR OF THE HOLY, 2.11-4.11



	A.  General Exhortation, 2.11-17

		1.  Every Christian Involved In Good Works, 2.11,12

			a.  Lust wars against the soul, 2.11

			b.  Good works glorifies God, 2.12

		2.  Every Christian Exercises Well-Doing To All Men, 2.13-17

			a.  Well doing submits to God's civil servants, 2.13,14

			b.  Well doing silences foolish men, 2.15

			c.  Well doing submits as bondservants of God, 2.16

			d.  4 Examples of well doing, 2.17





	B.  Specific Exhortation, 2.18-4.11

		1.  Behavior of servants, 2.18-25

			a.  Servants should submit to their masters, 2.18

			b.  Servants should accept suffering patiently, 2.19-25

				(1)  Whether right or wrong, suffer patiently, 2.19,20

					(a) Endurance is acceptable with God, 2.19

					(b)  Explanation, 2.20

				(2)  Christ is our example of suffering wrongfully, 2.21-25

					(a)  We are called to follow His steps, 2.21

					(b)  He did no sin when He suffered, 2.22

					(c)  He endured patiently, 2.23

					(d)  Through His endurance we are blessed, 2.24

					(e)  Through His endurance we have returned, 2.25

		2.  Behavior of wives towards unbelieving husbands, 3.1-6

			a.  Submit to unbelieving husbands, 3.1,2

				(1)  Command, 3.1a		

				(2)  Purpose, 3.1b,2

			b.  Trade outward adornment for inward consecration,3.3,4

				(1)  Consecration not through outward adornment, 3.3

				(2)  Consecration is from within, 3.4

			c.  Example of such submission, 3.5,6

				(1)  Generally - Holy women subjected themselves, 3.5

				(2)  Specifically - Sarah obeyed her husband, 3.6

		3.  Behavior of husbands towards their wives, 3.7

		4.  Behavior of loving Brethren, 3.8-12

			a.  Positive action towards one another, 3.8

			b.  Positive action towards those outside, 3.9

			c.  Scriptural affirmation (Psalm 34.12-16), 3.10-12

				(1)  Speak no evil, 3.10

				(2)  Do no evil, 3.11

				(3)  Receive no evil, 3.12

		5.  Behavior of those who suffer, 3.13-22

			a.  Attitude towards those who persecute us, 3.13-17

				(1)  Remember, Christ is Lord, 3.13-16

					(a)  Who can harm us, 3.13

					(b)  Blessed are those who suffer for righteousness,3.14a

					(c)  Do not fear men as much as we fear God,

						3.14b-15a

					(d)  Always be ready to answer, 3.15b

					(e)  A good life will not be cause for shame, 3.16

				(2)  Remember, it is God's will we suffer for well doing,

					3.17

			b.  Christ's example of patience, 3.18-22

				(1)  The Righteous One suffered for the unrighteous, 3.18

				(2)  Parenthetical: Christ preached to the disobedient,

					3.19-21

				(3)  Though He suffered wrongfully, He is exalted

					eternally, 3.22

		6.  Behavior of those in the flesh, 4.1-6

			a.  Living the Christian life in the flesh, 4.1,2

				(1)  Suffering in the flesh releases one from sin, 4.1

				(2)  Suffering in the flesh submits one to God, 4.2

			b.  Contrast this with the way Gentiles live, 4.3-5

				(1)  The Gentile's walk, 4.3

				(2)  The Gentile's envy, 4.4

				(3)  The Gentile's future, 4.5

			c.  Judged in the flesh, live for God in the Spirit, 4.6

		7.  Behavior of those facing the end of all things, 4.7-11

			a.  Proclamation of the end, 4.7a

			b.  5 responses to this proclamation, 4.7b-11

				(1)  Preserve your sanity, 4.7b

				(2)  Preserve your prayer life, 4.7b

				(3)  Preserve your love, 4.8

				(4)  Be hospitable, 4.9

				(5)  Be good stewards, 4.10,11a

			c.  Ultimate purpose of our good behavior (God's glory), 4.11b







   INEVITABLE PROBLEM OF THE SAVED - TRIALS, 4.12-5.11



I.  TRIALS WILL ARISE, 4.12-19



	A.  Don't Be Surprised, 4.12



	B.  Don't Be Depressed, 4.13,14

		1.  Rejoice, for you are in fellowship with Christ, 4.13

		2.  Rejoice, for you are in fellowship with the Spirit, 4.14



	C.  Don't Be Ashamed, 4.15,16

		1.  There is shame in suffering as a wrong-doer, 4.15

		2.  There is no shame in suffering as a Christian, 4.16



	D.  Persevere and commit yourself to God, 4.17-19

		1.  There is a greater judgment for the disobedient, 4.17

		2.  The is no hope for the ungodly and sinner, 4.18

		3.  Therefore, commit your soul to God, 4.19





II.  HOW SHALL THE SAVED BE PRESERVED TO THE END, 5.1-11



	A.  Elders tend the flock, 5.1-4

		1.  Exhortation from a fellow elder, 5.1

		2.  Tend the flock, 5.2,3

			a.  Exercise oversight, 5.2

			b.  Be examples to the flock, 5.3

		3.  Elder's reward, 5.4



	B.  Younger men submit to the elders, 5.5a



	C.  All serve one another, 5.5b-11

		1.  Admonition - be humble towards one another, 5.5b-7

			a.  Humble to one another, 5.5b

			b.  Humble before God, 5.6,7

		2.  Warning - be sober and watchful, 5.8

		3.  Instruction - be knowledgeable of circumstances, 5.9

		4.  Promise - we win, 5.10,11

			a.  God takes care of the ending, 5.10

			b.  Therefore, praise God, 5.11





                       CONCLUSION, 5.12-14



I.  STAND FAST IN THESE WORDS, 5.12



II.  SALUTATIONS



	A.  The Church, And Mark, Salute You, 5.13



	B. Salute One Another, 5.14a



III.  PEACE TO ALL IN CHRIST, 5.14B


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Edition: Jul 29,2015