Here we have the opportunity to examine two books of the Bible known as First and Second Peter. They are named after their author, arguably the most famous and well-known disciple of Jesus of Nazareth, also known as the Jewish Messiah or Jesus Christ.
Peter's unique position enabled him to produce these two books containing hard-hitting truths that apply to every human being seeking to live a fulfilled life. In the pages of his letters, which are now referred to as books of the Bible, we learn the following:
1. Vital truths about God's promises to all people
2. How a person can prepare for a life of positive action
3. How to implement God's standards for happiness and success in all areas of one's life
4. Tried-and-true methods to turn the trials and adversity of life into victory
5. How to avoid error as we strive for excellence
Gordon Haresign-internationally known author, professor, speaker, and chairman of the board of directors of Scripture Union-speaking about the Dynamic Bible Studies series produced by Scheeren, has said, "These are among the finest, if not the finest, inductive Bible studies available today. I strongly endorse them."
This sentiment was echoed by Dr. Dilo Paul, a materials scientist, who said, "I love these studies as they guide me through finding the answers to questions that arise during Bible study from the Bible itself."
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