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1 Peter: Discipleship Lessons from the Fisherman

An 144-page book by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

1 Peter: Discipleship Lessons from the Fisherman, by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
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The brash fisherman named "Rock," now matured, will help you grow in Christ

1 Peter is a brief letter -- only 105 verses -- but power-packed. The apostle, once a commercial fisherman in Galilee, is now in Rome and soon to be executed. He's less a braggart now, less impulsive. Time and discipleship have forged humility within him without destroying his boldness.

And in this maturity, Peter helps us to see Jesus more clearly -- as Lamb, Overseer, Sacrifice, and Chief Shepherd. As you study, you'll be refreshed with hope and joy. Struggling with temptation? Peter encourages you to holy living. Suffering for something you didn't do -- or perhaps did do? You'll find perspective and assurance. Peter gives us a clear vision of the Church, wisdom for marriage, instruction on spiritual gifts, encouragement to witness -- with gentleness -- and guidelines for church leaders.

1 Peter is explored in 11 lessons, each with probing discussion questions. The book can be used for personal enrichment, by small groups and classes, and for preparation by teachers and preachers.

Introduction to 1 Peter9
1. Rejoicing in Our Salvation (1:1-12)14
2. Living Holy Lives (1:13-2:3)26
3. Being God's Chosen People (2:4-12)38
4. Submitting and Suffering Like Jesus (2:13-23)48
5. Appreciating Jesus' Atonement for Our Sins (2:24-25)57
6. Living as Christian Husbands and Wives (3:1-7)67
7. Suffering with a Clear Conscience (3:8-22)77
8. Serving God in Everything (4:1-11)90
9. Suffering According to God's Will (4:12-19)101
10. Leading with Humility (5:1-6)110
11. He Cares for You (5:7-14)121
Appendix: Participant Handouts for Groups or Classes132

Participant lesson handouts can be downloaded and printed for your group or class at no charge.

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  Paperback format, $12.95, must be ordered through and other online booksellers. You may also ask your local bookstore to order it. The paperback book has 144 pages and is 7.5" x 9.25". ISBN 0983231028 (978-0-9832310-2-8).

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