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Epistles of Peter

General Information

The two Epistles of Peter are part of the section of the New Testament of the Bible called the General Letters. Peter explained the suffering as a test of faith and pointed the persecuted Christians to their living hope founded on God, who raised Jesus from the grave.

Epistles of Peter

Brief Outline

First Epistle

  1. Salutation (1:1-2)
  2. Nature of Salvation (1:3-12)
  3. Experience of Salvation (1:13-25)
  4. Obligations of Salvation (2:1-10)
  5. Ethics of Salvation (2:11-3:12)
  6. Confidence of Salvation (3:13-4:11)
  7. Behavior of the Saved under suffering (4:12-5:11)
  8. Concluding salutations (5:12-14)

Second Epistle

  1. Salutation (1:1)
  2. Character of Spiritual knowledge (1:2-21)
  3. Nature and perils of apostasy (2:1-22)
  4. Doom of the ungodly (3:1-7)
  5. Hope of believers (3:8-13)
  6. Concluding exhortation (3:14-18)


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