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1 Peter Series

Martin Luther called 1 Peter “one of the noblest books in the New Testament” that contained everything necessary for a Christian to know. Unfortunately, 1 Peter remains a fairly neglected book. But we hope to change that in our corner of the world! On December 30, 2007 we will commence an 11-week sermon series on 1 Peter. Additionally, our sermon series should pour over onto this blog weekly as we interact with this fantastic book.

Look for future posts coming soon…but to satisfy some of you bibliophiles, here are some of the books we have floating around:

Peter Davids, The First Epistle of Peter, The New International Commentary on the New Testament, ed. F. F. Bruce (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990).

This is a classic and traditional Evangelical/Critical commentary recommended by Gordon Fee and John Glynn.

Joel B. Green, 1 Peter, The Two Horizons New Testament Commentary, eds. Joel B. Green and Max Turner (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007).

This is a brand new commentary in a brand new series that attempts to bridge biblical theology and systematic theology.  It contains 180 pages of commentary and 100 pages of theological articles (such as “When You Suffer as a Christian: Peter’s Perspective on Suffering” and “You Must Become Holy in Every Aspect of Life: Anthropology and Salvation in 1 Peter.”)

Karen H. Jobes, 1 Peter, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, eds. Robert W. Yarbrough and Robert H. Stein (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005).

 This is a new and significant evangelical commentary.  Among the significant features are Jobes’s proposal that Peter’s recipients are “strangers and aliens” due to Roman colonization and that Peter’s Greek isn’t as good as often stated.

Scot McKnight, 1 Peter, The NIV Application Commentary, ed. Terry C. Muck (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996).

This is a fun series from some great scholars.  Don’t get overly dependent upon their application, but do read it!!

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