Strengthen yourself for life in a strange land by studying 1 & 2 Peter with this new free course from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Peter’s first epistle, the epistle of hope, was written to people facing persecution—opposition from the outside. Peter’s second epistle, the epistle of reminder, was written to people plagued by false teachers—opposition from the inside. Sadly, persecution and false teaching are still abundant today. Join us as we explore these timeless topics in our study of 1 and 2 Peter.
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About 1 & 2 Peter

Peter addressed his first epistle to “strangers in the world” (1 Pet 1:1). He wrote to a suffering people and began by reminding them of the life beyond their circumstances. In 1 Peter, the epistle of hope, the threat was from the outside. The people were being persecuted. They were distressed by all kinds of trials. They were enduring injustice. They were being insulted and falsely accused. In 2 Peter, the epistle of reminder, the threat was from within. Just as Jesus, John, Paul, and Jude had warned, false teachers from among their group were secretly spreading dangerous heresies.

Every degree at DTS includes studies of every book of the Bible, all 66! This course is taken directly from our class on the epistles of Peter, James, and John. In this course, Dr. Stephen Kim will lead us in examining the concept of submission, exploring the believer’s proper response to suffering, and emphasizing the importance of service. We will also fortify ourselves against false teachings by remembering the importance of spiritual growth, the character of false teachers, and the certainty of Christ’s return.

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Course curriculum

  1. 1 Peter 1-2: Sanctification and Submission

  2. 1 Peter 3-5: Suffering and Service

  3. 2 Peter 1: Spiritual Growth

  4. 2 Peter 2-3: False Teachers and Christ's Return

  5. Full Outline

About this course

  • 3 hours of video content
  • 4 weeks
  • Dr. Stephen Kim