Welcome to the first letter of Peter! This is perhaps the most relevant book we could study at this time–not only due to COVID 19 but also as we find the Christian message less and less acceptable in our society. The Christians of Peter’s day were not being actively martyred as they would be a few years later. However, they were certainly looked down upon and harassed. How should they (and we) react in such circumstances? Peter tells them and us in this letter. His argument is beautiful though a bit difficult at times to follow. It is well worth our study. And, if you have questions or comments don’t hesitate to send them to me or to the whole class–I would be very pleased if you did. There is so much in this book which I would love to share together as a class–but alas impossible at this time.
Love and blessings to all! Gerry