5115 Peter, preacher and teacher
Peter preached mainly to the Jews. He taught both through his preaching and his letters.
Peter quoted from the OT in his teachingReferring to the death of Judas: Ac 1:16,20 On the day of Pentecost: Ac 2:16-20,25-28,34-35
Ac 3:22-23; Ac 4:11 Writing to Christians in Asia Minor: 1Pe 1:15-16,24-25; 1Pe 2:6-8; 1Pe 3:5-6,12,14,20; 1Pe 4:18; 1Pe 5:5; 2Pe 2:5-9
Peter taught about Jesus Christ
Peter taught about salvation through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ
Peter taught that God cared for all people
Peter wrote his first letter to encourage Christians
1Pe 1:1; 1Pe 5:12 See also 1Pe 2:1 He exhorted them to live holy lives; 1Pe 2:13-14 They must obey authority; 1Pe 3:16 They must endure suffering and injustice as Jesus Christ did: 1Pe 4:12-16,19
1Pe 5:10 God will vindicate and save his people.
Peter wrote his second letter to strengthen Christians who were at risk from false teaching
2Pe 1:12 See also 2Pe 1:16 He reminded them of the truth of the gospel; 2Pe 2:3 He warned them of the judgment awaiting false teachers; 2Pe 3:13 They must keep alive their hope in the coming day of the Lord.