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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5115 Peter, preacher and teacher
5115 Peter, preacher and teacher

5115 Peter, preacher and teacher

Peter preached mainly to the Jews. He taught both through his preaching and his letters.

Peter’s commission

Jn 21:17

Peter quoted from the OT in his teaching

Referring 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

About the life and miracles of Jesus Christ Ac 2:22 See also Ac 10:36-39; 2Pe 1:17-18

About Jesus Christ’s suffering and death Ac 2:23 See also Ac 3:13-15; Ac 4:10; Ac 5:30; Ac 10:39; 1Pe 2:22-23; 1Pe 3:18

About the resurrection of Jesus Christ Ac 2:24 See also Ac 2:31-32; Ac 3:15; Ac 4:10; Ac 5:30; Ac 10:40-41; 1Pe 1:3,21; 1Pe 3:18

About the ascension and exaltation of Jesus Christ Ac 5:31 See also Ac 2:33,36; Ac 3:13; 1Pe 1:21; 1Pe 3:22

About the second coming of Jesus Christ 1Pe 5:4 See also 1Pe 1:7,13; 1Pe 4:13; 2Pe 3:10-13

Peter taught about salvation through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ

Ac 4:12 See also Ac 2:38; Ac 3:19; Ac 10:43

Peter taught that God cared for all people

Ac 10:34; Ac 15:7-9

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.

See also

8749false teachers