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  • JamesI). AuthorA). Brother of Christ (Mk. 6:3)B). Early church apostle (1 Cor. 15:7, Gal. 1:19)C). Brother of Jude

    II). DateA). 40s or 50sB). Nelsons pg. 455

  • JamesIII). RecipientsA). James addresses the twelve tribes in the DiasporaB). Jewish Christians (lack of dialogue about Gentile vices)C). James addresses conditions and challenges facing Christians in a great variety of locationsD). An established church (James 2:2; 3:1; 5:14)

  • JamesIV). OutlineA). The test of faith (1:1-18)B). The Characteristics of Faith (1:19-5:6)C). The Triumph of Faith (5:7-20)

    V). PurposeA). True faith is lived(James 1:22-27; 2:12-13; 3:13)

  • JamesVI). Emphasis and MessageA). Trials and temptations (1:2-4)1). Equality in treatment (James 2:1-13)2). Use of money (James 2:14-26, James 5:1-6)3). Use of the tongue (James 3:1-12)4). Speaking wrongfully of each other (James 4:11-12)

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    5). Selfish ambition (James 3:13-4:9)6). How we use our time (James 4:13-17)

  • 1 PeterI). AuthorA). PeterB). Wrote from Babylon (5:13)1). Rome center of idolatry

    II). DateA). A.D. 63 (before persecution under Nero)

  • 1 PeterIII). RecipientsA). Diasporia (1:2)B). Spread of the gospel into these areas1). Paul and his emissaries2). Acts 16:73). Acts 2

  • 1 PeterC). Cappadocia, northern Galatiaand Bithynia, and Pontus were farless Hellenized and less urbanizedprovincesD). Gentile converts1). 1:18, 1:14, 4:1-4

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    IV). OutlineA). Salvation of the believer (1:1-2:13)B). Submission of the believer (2:13-3:13)C). Suffering of the believer (3:13-5:14)

  • 1 PeterV). PurposeA). Endure in hardship1). Insults a plenty (2:12, 15; 3:16; 4:4, 14)B). A life of virtue (2:11-20; 3:1-16)

  • 1 PeterVI). Emphasis and MessageA). Honor and privilege1). 1:1-2:10 - Develops the implications of election for the honor (new household) and destiny (heaven) of the believers

  • 1 PeterB). For growth1). God is near to hear and help (3:12; 5:7)2). Sign or favor from God (2:19-20, 4:14)3). Proving ground that will turn to glory and praise at Christs coming (1:6-7)4). Christs examplea). (1:11; 2:21-25; 3: 18-4:2; 4:13

  • 1 PeterC). The strength of family1). 1:23-24, 1:22, 3:8, 4:8-11, 5:5-6D). A code of conduct1). Christian wives of believing partners (3: 1-6)2). Slaves of un-believing masters (2:18-25)3). Christians in general (2:12-17; 3:9-12, 16)

  • 2 PeterI). AuthorA). Peter (1:1)B). Nearing death (1:14-15)II). DateA). A.D. 63-64

  • 2 PeterIII). OutlineA). Cultivation of Christian character (1:1-2:1)B). Condemnation of False teachers (2:1-3:1)C). Confidence in Christs return (3:1-3:18)

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    IV). PurposeA).Combat false teaching1). The assurance of Christs return (3:3-4)2). The authority and reliability of the apostolic tradition and the Old Testament (1:17-21)

  • 2 PeterV). Emphasis and MessageA). Basis for such a hope1). Transfiguration (see Mk 9:2-8)a). Ps. 8:5-6, Ps. 22). Past intervention (2:4-10; 3:5-7)B). Reason for delay1). Gods timetable (3:8)2). Gods mercy (3:9)