About the Author
J. I. Packer (1926–2020) served as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He authored numerous books, including the classic best seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.
Lane T. Dennis (PhD, Northwestern University) is CEO of Crossway, formerly called Good News Publishers. Before joining Good News Publishers in 1974, he served as a pastor in campus ministry at the University of Michigan (Sault Ste. Marie) and as the managing director of Verlag Grosse Freude in Switzerland. He is the author and/or editor of three books, including the Gold Medallion-award-winning book Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer, and he is the former chairman of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dennis has served as the chairman of the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible Translation Oversight Committee and as the executive editor of the ESV Study Bible. Lane and his wife, Ebeth, live in Wheaton, Illinois.
Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) is chief publishing officer and Bible publisher at Crossway. He serves as an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Gentle and Lowly and Edwards on the Christian Life. He is an elder at Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. Dane lives with his wife, Stacey, and their five children in Wheaton, Illinois.
Table of Contents
Series Preface J. I. Packer Lane T. Dennis 6
Week 1 Overview 7
Week 2 Hope That Lives into Holiness (1 Peter 1:1-2:3) 11
Week 3 Community Founded on the Cornerstone (1 Peter 2:4-12) 19
Week 4 The Church That Affirms Authority (1 Peter 2:13-3:7) 25
Week 5 Suffering Together (1 Peter 3:8-4:19) 35
Week 6 Humble Together (1 Peter 5:1-14) 45
Week 7 God's Grace for a Life of Godliness (2 Peter 1:1-15) 53
Week 8 The True Word and False Teachers (2 Peter 1:16-2:22) 59
Week 9 The Day of the Lord Is Coming (2 Peter 3:1-18) 67
Week 10 Contending for the Faith (Jude 1-16) 75
Week 11 Persevering in the Faith (Jude 17-25) 83
Week 12 Summary and Conclusion 91