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Living for Christ in a pagan world : 1 and 2 Peter simply explained

Author: Michael Bentley
Publisher: Darlington (Co. Durham), England : Evangelical Press, [1990] ©1990
Series: Welwyn commentary series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The people to whom Paul wrote his first epistle were already undergoing trials of all kinds and were soon to face fierce persecution for their faith at the hands of the cruel Emperor Nero. The apostle writes to encourage and strengthen them in the face of these trials and to remind them of the wonderful blessings and privileges they have in Christ. He has a great deal to say about relationships, both to fellow  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bentley
ISBN: 0852342799 9780852342794
OCLC Number: 24723572
Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1 Peter: --
Writer of the letter (1:1) --
People addressed in the letter (1:1-2) --
Count your blessings (1:3-5) --
Blessings of suffering (1:6-9) --
Grace of God revealed (1:10-12) --
Ideal Christian living (1:13-17) --
Our great redemption (1:17-21) --
Benefits of God's Word (1:22-25) --
Keep on growing up! (2:1-3). Picture of the church (2:4-8) --
Purpose of the church (2:9-10) --
How a Christian should behave (2:11-12) --
Christian's attitude to governments (2:13-17) --
Christian's attitude to society (2:18-20) --
Why Christ suffered (2:21-25) --
Responsibilities of wives (3:1-6) --
Responsibilities of husbands (3:7) --
Ideal church fellowship (3:8-12) --
Submitting to suffering (3:13-17) --
Wonder of being saved (3:18-22) --
Living for God (4:1-6) --
Practical Christian living (4:7-11) --
Joy in suffering (4:12-19) --
Responsibilities of church leaders (5:1-4) --
Problem of humility (5:5-7) --
Faith matters (5:8-11) --
Postscript (5:12-14). 2 Peter: --
Introducing 2 Peter (1:1-2) --
Spiritual growth (1:3-7) --
Continuing spiritual growth (1:8-11) --
Importance of a personal testimony (1:12-18) --
Certainty of God's Word (1:19-21) --
Danger of false teachers (2:1-10) --
Desires of false teachers (2:10-16) --
Emptiness of false teachers (2:17-22) --
Christ is coming again! (3:1-9) --
Day of the Lord (3:10-16) --
Growth in grace and knowledge (3:17-18).
Series Title: Welwyn commentary series.
Responsibility: by Michael Bentley.

Abstract:

The people to whom Paul wrote his first epistle were already undergoing trials of all kinds and were soon to face fierce persecution for their faith at the hands of the cruel Emperor Nero. The apostle writes to encourage and strengthen them in the face of these trials and to remind them of the wonderful blessings and privileges they have in Christ. He has a great deal to say about relationships, both to fellow Christians and to unbelievers, in the workplace and in the home, in the local church and in society at large. In his second epistle Peter warns his readers against another danger that has threatened believers through the ages, that of false teaching. He points them to God's Word as their one sure light amid the darkness and confusion of error and urges them to live holy lives in the light of the Lord's return. Michael Bentley explains the text in a clear and helpful way, drawing on personal experience and illustrations from everyday life. He seeks to show what it means to live for Christ in a pagan world.

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