The Apostle Peter writes to believers in the first century about the privileged position they were in. Even though they were going through some very difficult times, they had a special place in history. A front row seat to the revelation of the grace of God in Jesus Christ. Peter reminded them that even big-time names like Moses didn’t understand what he was writing about. He didn’t know, but we do.
Peter is writing to believers that are trying to live for Christ in a culture that is becoming increasingly unfriendly to Christians. There are significant parallels in 1 Peter to the culture we live in today. Peter sees first-century society becoming hostile and knows that more is coming, so he writes this great letter of encouragement equipping the believers to stand in tough times and look to the greater glory that will be revealed. This series is for the faithful follower of Christ who hears the roar of Rome in the air but is determined to remain steadfast in Christ.