NextLevel Online: Exiles; A Study in 1 Peter

Session 1: 1 Peter 1:1-13

Hope in Uncertainty


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Read 1 Peter 1:1-6

“Exiles” – Peter uses this term to shape their sense of identity

  • 1:17 “Conduct yourself with fear throughout the time of your exile.”
  • 2:11 “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain…”
  • 5:13 “She who is at Babylon…sends you greetings.” (why Babylon)

“Elect Exiles of the Dispersion”

Three Orienting Truths:

  • Him

    • “Our Father, who is in heaven…”
    • Before we can see clearly through the uncertainty on earth, we must first look to the certainty of heaven.
  • History

    • Stories of the past shape our identity in the present.
  • Hope

    • What you hope for tomorrow, you live for today.
    • Our hope is secure
    • Our hope will sustain

Read 1 Peter 1:7-13

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.