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The Hope in Salvation
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11: The Hope in Salvation (1Pet 1:1-12)

The Basics


The readers of Peter’s epistle were pilgrims of the Dispersion (1:1). As aliens in foreign lands, they were undergoing trials of various kinds (1:6). Peter’s epistle to them is full of encouragement. He opens the letter by assuring them of their identity as the elect and the great salvation they have received.

Key Verse

who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1:5).

Did You Know…?

1.     Apostle (1:1) means “messenger.”

2.     Dispersion (1:1): the dispersion of Jews among the Gentiles after the Babylonian captivity







Key Words/Phrases

Segment Analysis


1.      How does Peter identify the believers?

2.      What does Peter say about God’s election in terms of the following? Briefly explain the meaning of each.

3.      God the Father

4.      the Spirit

5.      Jesus Christ


6.      Explain the meaning of “begotten us again to a living hope.”

7.      How was this new birth to a living hope possible?

8.      What do verses 3 and 4 tell us about what we hope to receive but have not yet received?

9.      Why does Peter emphasize the future aspect of salvation in these verses?

10.  What aspect of salvation is to be revealed in the last time?

11.  Verse 5 teaches us that we are kept by God’s power. From what are we being kept?

12.  What part do we play with respect to God’s protection?

13.  How does it help us in our Christian walk to always look forward to the inheritance God has prepared for us?


14.  How do the various trials we encounter bring out the genuineness of our faith?

15.  According to Peter, what gives us joy?

16.  In your life, do you experience joy inexpressible and full of glory? If not, how can you obtain this joy?

17.  What is the concrete expression of our faith in Christ?

18.  What is the result of such faith?


19.  What do we have today that the prophets of old inquired about and searched for carefully?

20.  What is the message of this paragraph?


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