Today’s e-bulletin marks the last of a lengthy series of many topics from the wonderful 1st letter of Peter to the “elect exiles of the dispersion”. As exiles, these 1st Century Christians faced various trials, unjust suffering, slander, and persecution; but as “elect exiles” they did so knowing their faith was genuine, and their Christian hope living and secure. One key theme picked up in Chapter 2 is submission to authority, and in particular the importance of proper Christian conduct. Peter writes:

“For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. (1 Peter 2:15)”

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