The Apostle Peter wrote to Christians in Asia Minor in the first century, exhorting them to holy living in the midst of extreme persecution from a pagan culture. Christians of many social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds lived in small groups and met together to hear God’s Word, to praise God, and to encourage one another in the faith. Peter wrote to encourage them, reminding them that they were pilgrims in this world, heading to their glorious home in heaven

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