Week 6

Read:

  • Chapters 4 and 5 (1 Peter 4:1-5:14)

Information:

  • Saint Peter implores us to live our lives in ways as to glorify God. (see 1 Peter 4:1-11)
  • Suffering, both physical and mental (i.e. persecution), can be ways for you to glorify God. (see 1 Peter 4:1-19)
  • The elders need to set a good example for their followers, the flock. In turn, the flock should also follow their elders. (see 1 Peter 5:1-5).
  • Leave your anxieties, worries, in God’s care. (1 Peter 5:6-7)
  • Be aware that Satan is out there in the form of persecution of Christians. Know that all Christians throughout the world are persecuted. Your suffering will be rewarded with eternal life with God. (see 1 Peter 5:8-11)
  • Saint Peter ends his letter by stating that Silvanus helped him write this letter. The letter originated from Babylon [“Not a literal reference to the city of that name in lower Mesopotamia, but a figurative reference to Rome, the imperial capital of the Mediterranean world.” (Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament: Introduction To the First Letter of Saint Peter)]. Saint Peter sends his, and the Church in Babylon’s, greetings. (see 1 Peter 5:12-14)

Questions:

  • What verse(s) stood out to you and why?
  • Answer the questions found in your study guide and/or in the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible – The First Letter of Saint James, Peter, and Jude.