1 Peter 3:8-18 – A beautiful image of a community that cares for each other and supports each other through thick and thin. A community that is so attractive, that others may actually want to be part of it.
1 Peter 2:11-25 – Every conversation we have is about influencing the other person, every thought whether spoken or not, is attempting to influence us and every desire of the body whether it be hunger, sleep or sexual is attempting to influence us. We are all about influence.
1 Peter 2:3-10 – Whether we like it or not, the world will give us an identity and assign us a value. Only in Christ can we truly escape and become part of something that is precious, beautiful and eternal.
1 Peter 1:13-2:3 Peter is going to show us a path into holiness, and to be holy means to be perfect, and unlike the world’s path to so called perfection, this path is not only achievable, but it isn’t arrogant, it isn’t dangerous and it certainly isn’t self serving.