Many Christians around the world today face severe persecution, while others daily feel the weight of cultural pressure against them. The apostle Peter speaks to this as he reminds us that Christians are aliens and exiles in an often-hostile empire. Yet we are simultaneously the chosen of God, equipped by Jesus' work for us and in us to live faithfully in our dual identity.
In this exposition of 1 Peter, Daniel Doriani explains how the work of Christ enables Christians to live with hope, joy and faithfulness in a pagan world. He also explores Peter's emphasis on the kind of life that pleases God - a life that includes respect for authorities, just or unjust; godly behaviour as a wife, husband or elder; and, by God's grace, good deeds, courage and a firm stand in the face of trials.
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