The Church That Affirms Authority
in 1 Peter 2:13-3:7, Peter shows how Christians should relate to authority. He challenges revolutionary and capitulatory extremes by urging Christians to allow their response to be guided by faith, not dictated by circumstances.
Second Peter 3:1-18 teaches that the return of the Lord is certain and that it should change the way we live now.
In 2 Peter 1:16-2:22 Peter explains why the apostles' writing can be trusted over false teachers and also warns of the consequences of false teaching.
A few years later after penning 1 Peter, the apostle Peter writes to the same general audience and sounds many of the same themes.
In 1 Peter 5:1-14 Peter focuses on the important relationship between elders and the church and on the essential ingredient of humility in order to pursue all that he has addressed in this letter.
In 1 Peter 3:8-4:19, we discover the counterintuitive call not to seek revenge but to bless those who snub and marginalize us, just as Jesus did.