Category James and 1st & 2nd Peter

Lesson Twelve: Goal of Growth

In this third and last chapter of his powerful little book, Peter presents the goal of growth. Downloads

Lesson Eleven: Threat to Growth

Last week we read Peter’s challenge to grow. This week, we will look at the coming threat to that growth. Downloads

Lesson Ten: Challenge to Grow

2 Peter was written by Peter, the disciple and apostle of Jesus Christ, to unnamed fellow believers. The purpose of 2 Peter is to warn believers of false teachings and teachers in the church. Peter reminds his readers that the… Continue Reading →

Lesson Nine: A Shepherd’s Care

The theme of 1 Peter is that the true grace of God has been exemplified in Christ and is to be emulated by Christians. Grace [Gk charis—grace, gift, favor, gratitude; 8x in 1 Peter; 2x in 2 Peter] is the… Continue Reading →

Lesson Eight: Unjust Suffering

Suffering is never a pleasant experience. However, the benefits that Christ’s suffering achieved were profound: God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2… Continue Reading →

Lesson Seven: Holy Living

Peter explains in his letter how believers should live as exiles in a hostile world that rejects their message. Downloads

Lesson Six: Be Holy

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… Continue Reading →

Lesson Five: Prayers of the Righteous

James warns of the future judgment awaiting wealthy people who are self–indulgent. His rebuke is aimed at people who were physically rich but spiritually poor. Downloads

Lesson Four: Humble Before God

The overall purpose in this chapter continues a major theme woven throughout the book. James urges believers to be consistent in living out their devotion to God by their words and actions. Commitment to God is evident when Christians practice… Continue Reading →

Lesson Three: The Tongue

Every Christian is responsible to teach others what God has revealed in His Word. However, James was evidently speaking of becoming teachers as the rabbis in his day were, namely, “professional” teachers. The Jews regarded teachers with great awe and… Continue Reading →

Lesson Two: Faith Lived Out

In James 1, James told us of the trials and temptations we will face, why we face them, and where they come from. In chapter two, James switches gears a bit. Now he focuses on our faith, and the evidence… Continue Reading →

Lesson One: Pure Joy

James spent much time with Jesus and was a prominent member of the early church. The book of James has been referred to as the “proverbs of the New Testament.” It was one of the earliest books written. For such a small… Continue Reading →


James, 1 Peter, and 2 Peter James spent much time with Jesus and was a prominent member of the early church. The book of James has been referred to as the “proverbs of the New Testament.” It was one of… Continue Reading →

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