Transformation—the process of becoming holy—begins in your mind. We will see in this seven-session Bible study that the apostle Peter shows us how to begin to think differently, which will radically affect our behavior. We all make split-second decisions in any given moment to do right or wrong. To choose right, we must learn to be obedient to God, which will give us an appetite for being good. This kind of obedience will create a radical change in our relationships, so that our quality of life will improve. Finally, we will learn how to prepare for suffering that inevitably comes to everyone, as we trust a loving God who has promised to take care of us.
The Battle for Holiness
If you want to act holy, you have to learn to think holy.
1 Peter 1:13–16
Transformation—the process of becoming holy—begins in your mind.
When I Don’t Feel Like Being Good
Being good makes sense.
1 Peter 1:17–25
This study discusses what is a split-second decision—whether in any given moment you do the right or the wrong thing.
An Appetite for Being Good
Mastering the Christian life is like mastering other things: it’s a matter of doing the basics again and again.
1 Peter 2:1–12
No matter how long you have been a believer, the only way to grow in your salvation—to become spiritual and master the art of obedience—is through pure spiritual milk.
Refuse to Get Revenge
If you refuse to become consumed with the idea of revenge, and instead become consumed with forgiveness, you will experience the grace of God in a powerful way.
1 Peter 2:19–25
1 Peter 2 will help you make the transition from wanting to get even to being willing to forgive.
Learn to Live in Peace
By working hard at being at peace with one another, we honor God.
1 Peter 3:8–17
God makes it clear that he wants us to get along—and that doing so is foundational to Christian living.
Get Ready for a Rough Ride
Things get rough from time and time, but you can prepare yourself for the difficult days ahead.
1 Peter 4:1–19
This study of 1 Peter 4 will help prepare you in advance for the tough times that surely are ahead.
You’re in Good Hands
You are in God’s hands.
1 Peter 5:5–11
Whatever difficulties this life holds, faithfulness and obedience to God will be rewarded beyond what the hardship costs us.
This Study Through the Bible Course is based on a Series Builder by Steve May.