Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week.
In 1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ, a Jen Wilkin Bible Study kit, you will receive 2 DVDs providing video teaching, downloadable helps for leaders, and one women’s Bible study book. Jen Wilkin’s leader kits are ideal for group Bible studies in and outside of the church, following the teachings of the Christian Bible. Along with her written teachings, this leader kit also provides learnings and readings via Jen Wilkin’s trusted voice as she leads you through the Bible study.
Leader Kit Includes:
- One Bible study book with personal study segments to complete between 9 weeks of group sessions and leader helps to lead discussion within small groups
- 2 DVDs with enriching teaching videos, approximately 30–40 minutes per session
- Card with 3 additional digital downloads of teaching videos, Wordsearch digital library, and extra leader resources
- Expand your understanding of 1 Peter
- Follow a verse-by-verse approach to complete a book study
- Discover the gospel of Christ as learners seek to conform fully to the Scriptures
- Dig deeper into Scripture individually and alongside other women—for those new and those more familiar—with this widely-applicable study
- Session 1: Introduction (34:08)—Peter was one of Jesus' beloved disciples and 1 Peter is a letter from him to the church under persecution. From his letter we can learn about identity in Christ, humility as believers, and submission to earthly and heavenly authority.
- Session 2: A Living Hope (35:57)—1 Peter 1:1-12 speaks of our inheritance through Christ. Because of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, we have a living hope in Him and an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading.
- Session 3: The Believer's Identity (29:01)—In 1 Peter 1:13-25, Peter talks about our identity as children of God. More than that, he speaks to what this identity means for how we live as those who are called to be holy as He is holy.
- Session 4: Living Stones (29:36)—We see in 1 Peter 2:1-12 that we are called, in light of Jesus, to live as mature believers, continuing in sanctification in order to be like Him, the cornerstone the builders rejected.
- Session 5: Submission Part 1 (34:58)—Next Peter turns our attention to our behavior toward authority. In 1 Peter 2:13-25, he exhorts slaves to submit to their masters. In Peter's time, this was a way to protect the newly converted slaves, to give them practical advice on living like Christ in a sinful world with unbelieving masters.
- Session 6: Submission Part 2 (36:00)—Peter also looks at submission in marriage. In 1 Peter 3:1-12, he gives the example of Sarah as a wife who submitted to the authority of her husband. We can learn from the way she trusted God and her husband's relationship with Him later in life.
- Session 7: Submission Part 3 (28:28)—In 1 Peter 3:13-25, Peter will round out his thoughts on submission by describing how to submit even in the midst of persecution. How should the believer respond to suffering that results from doing good?
- Session 8: Self-controlled and Sober-minded (34:12)—Peter moves from endurance to action. How should the believer regard sin? What behaviors should be avoided? What behaviors should be embraced? How should we steward the gifts we have been given? And how can we learn not just to endure suffering, but to find joy in it?
- Session 9: Clothed in Humility (33:23)—Peter ends his letter with words to those in authority and those under it. We must look to those in authority with humility as well as lead in humility.
Author: Jen Wilkin