1. Wondrous Salvation (1:1-25) a. Salvation's Incorruptible Inheritance (1:1-9) b. Salvation-the Once-Hidden Mystery (1:10-12) c. Salvation's Call to Holiness (1:13-16) d. Salvation's Cost (1:17-21) e. Salvation's Seed (1:22-25) 2. The Privileges of Salvation (2:1-10) 3. The Responsibilities of Salvation (2:11-4:19) a. Abstaining from Lusts (2:11-12) b. Submitting to Law (2:13-17) c. Servants (2:18-25) d. Wives (3:1-6) e. Husbands (3:7) f. Brethren (3:8-12) g. Toward Hostility (3:13-4:6) h. Brethren (4:7-11) i. Toward Hostility (4:12-19) j. Elders Toward the Flock (5:1-4) k. Younger People (5:5) l. Toward God and Satan (5:6-9) 4. Closing Remarks (5:10-14)
1 and 2 Peter were written not too long before the death of the apostle. The first letter is written specifically "to the pilgrims of the dispersion." The second letter is addressed to all brethren. The book contains a great deal of information about correct attitudes in relationships.
1:15-16 "But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, 'Be holy, for I am holy.'" 1:23 "Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever." 2:9 "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." 2:11 "Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul." 2:22 "Who committed no sin, nor was guile found in His mouth." 3:21 "There is also an antitype which now saves us, namely baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ." 4:16 "Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter."

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