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1 Peter: The MacArthur New Testament Commentary (New Testament Commentary Series)

1 Peter: The MacArthur New Testament Commentary (New Testament Commentary Series)

by John MacArthur
     
 

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Peter wrote this letter at the outbreak of Nero's persecution, urging his readers to have hope and courage in the midst of terrible affliction. His words of encouragement still resonate today. Even when believers face suffering and hostility, they can rest in their salvation, live out their testimony, and look forward to

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Peter wrote this letter at the outbreak of Nero's persecution, urging his readers to have hope and courage in the midst of terrible affliction. His words of encouragement still resonate today. Even when believers face suffering and hostility, they can rest in their salvation, live out their testimony, and look forward to Jesus' return. 

Join John MacArthur as he explains each verse in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical. Taking into account the cultural, theological, and Old Testament contexts of each passage, MacArthur tackles interpretive challenges and fairly evaluates differing views, giving the reader confidence in his conclusions.

The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series comes from the experience, wisdom, and insight of one of the most trusted ministry leaders and Bible scholars of our day. Each volume was written to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible, dealing thoroughly with every key phrase and word in the Scripture without being unnecessarily technical. This commentary will help to give a better, fuller, richer understanding of God's Word, while challenging the reader to a vibrant personal spiritual walk.

A great resource for pastors, teachers, leaders, students, or anyone desiring to dig deeper into Scripture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802415011
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Macarthur New Testament Commentary Serie Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,170,628
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.08(d)

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As Peter penned this epistle, the dark clouds of the first great outbreak of official persecution, investigated by the insane Emperor Nero, were already gathering on the horizon. Seeking scapegoats to divert the public's suspicion that he had started the great fire of July, A.D. 64 that devastated Rome, Nero pinned the blame on the Christians, whom he already perceived as enemies of Rome because they would worship none but Christ. As a result, they were encased in wax and burned at the stake to light his gardens, crucified and thrown to wild beasts. Though the official persecution apparently was confined to the vicinity of Rome, attacks on Christians undoubtedly spread unchecked by the authorities to other parts of the Empire. It was as a result of Nero's persecution that both Peter and Paul were martyred. But before he died, Peter wrote this magnificent epistle to believers whose suffering would soon intensify. Throughout the centuries, beleaguered Christians have benefited from the apostle's wise counsel and gentle, encouraging words of comfort.

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JOHN MACARTHUR is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California; president of The Master¿s College and Seminary; and featured teacher for the Grace to You media ministry. Weekly telecasts and daily radio broadcasts of "Grace to You" are seen and heard by millions worldwide. John has also written several bestselling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, The New Testament Commentary series, Twelve Ordinary Men, and The Truth War. He and his wife, Patricia, have four married children and fifteen grandchildren.

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