Peter & Jude

Bible Studies, Messages, Papers

Mural of Christ calling Simon Peter, from the Basilica of Saint Apollinaris in Classe, Ravenna, Italy, which was built at the beginning of the 6th century.  Photo credit: Father Lawrence Lew, OP | CC2.0, Flickr.


bible studies and messages from the anastasis center: 1 and 2 peter, jude

Below are small group leader notes, sermons, and exegetical notes on the First and Second Letter of Peter and the Letter of Jude.

We make the best of modern biblical scholarship, along with early Christian exegesis, relevant and practical.

Messages on First and Second Peter, and Jude

2 Peter 1:1 - 11 Why Are Christians Bossy?  Or, Why is Good Good?  Why is Evil Evil?

2 Peter 1:1 - 4 Into the Divine Nature, Into the Family God Is God is a loving Tri-Unity, and salvation is His work of adjusting us to the culture of the Trinity

2 Peter 1:5 - 11 Why Jesus, Faith, and Character Come Before Affection and Love (TBD) Contrary to what our culture tells us, that we're ready for affection and love, Christian faith says that we need to rebuild with Jesus as our foundation 

2 Peter 1:12 - 21 Jesus, the Transparent One. Jesus heals human nature, making it transparent to the Father, so he gives us an ethic of transparency  

2 Peter 2:1 - 10 False Leaders Who God Will Separate

2 Peter 2:11 - 17 False Leaders Who Resist Authority

2 Peter 2:18 - 22 False Leaders Who Resist Purification

2 Peter 3:1 - 18 Jesus Will Repair the World

Small Group Leader Notes on First and Second Peter, and Jude

Thematic Study The Theme of Fire in Second Peter


Notes and Essays on First and Second Peter, and Jude

Slavery in the Bible, Slavery Today (and ppt)

Christ's Proclamation to the Dead: An Analysis of 1 Peter 3:19 and its Significance

Books and Articles on First and Second Peter, and Jude

Hilarion Alfeyev, Christ the Conqueror of Hell (Amazon book, Nov 20, 2009) nicely reviewed by Josh Cho, Book Review: Christ the Conqueror of Hell by Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev (blog, Feb 13, 2017)

David Bentley Hart, Interview - Crackers and Juice Podcast (ObjectiveBob, Feb 27, 2017) 45 min mark on 1 Peter 3 on 2 Th.1:9 on the absence or presence of Jesus

bible studies and messages from the anastasis center