September 16, 2013

1 Peter Introduction

Our readings for the next several weeks take us verse-by-verse through 1 Peter. In the first century, Christians were in a minority. Peter writes to encourage those who were oppressed and persecuted. Though we may not suffer for our faith in the same way, present day believers do face opposition and discouragement. Peter’s words can help us today.

The daily readings are short—some days we only cover one verse, which might be in the middle of a sentence. Be sure and read the verses before and after. Sunday readings include related passages.