This study guide is a part of our sermon series ‘Sojourners: Faith in Exile’ in 1 Peter. If you haven’t already watched the sermon on this passage, you can do so on our sermons archive page. We hope this document is helpful in getting to know the Lord Jesus better as well as what he has spoken to us in the scriptures. You can also click the button below to download the study guide as a PDF.



  • Who was the letter written to? (1 Peter 1:1) How does Peter describe them?

  • Where was Peter when he wrote it? (1 Peter 5:13)

  • Who was with him? (1 Peter 5:12-13)


  • Who is involved in your salvation? (1 Peter 1:2a)

  • Each person of the Godhead plays a part in your salvation. What is each one’s specific role? Compare these roles with Eph. 1:3-14.

  • How did God prepare your salvation? Think about people, places & circumstances.

  • Is the order of ‘grace’ and ‘peace’ important? (1 Peter 1:2b)


  • Peter, in verse 3, and Paul, in Eph. 1:3, break out in praise for God’s work of salvation in our lives both in the present and the future. Read Heb. 9:15-22, then listen to the song ‘Living Hope’ by Phil Wickham and spend a few minutes worshipping the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for his great mercy and plan of salvation.


  • Read John 3:1-8. What does it mean to be born again?

  • Are you convinced that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, or is your hope not living? How do we show our living hope?

  • What are the four words/phrases which describe our inheritance? (1 Peter 1:4) What things in your life are imperishable?


  • What trials are you currently facing?

  • How are you stronger as a result?

  • Read James 1:2-5. Spend a few moments thanking God for using these trials to refine the precious gift of faith he has given you. If you need to ask for wisdom in any situation, bring these requests before him too.


  • Read Hebrews 11:1 and 1 Peter 1v8. How would you explain faith to a child?

  • Read Ephesians 2:8-9. Where does faith come from?

  • Who is the object of our faith? (1 peter 1:8)

  • What is the present goal of our faith? (1:5, 9) How is that different from the future goal? (Rom. 8:23-24)


  • How is God described in 1 Peter 1:3 and the Holy Spirit described in 1 Peter 1:11? What similarities do you see? Why might this be important?

  • Compare 1 Peter 1:10-12 and compare with Ephesians 2:19-21. How do Peter and Paul refer to God’s plan of salvation in the past?

  • Listen to ‘Angels Wish’ by Steven Curtis Chapman. How has ‘the Grace of God raised [you] up to show [you] things the angels long to look into’? Take a moment to reflect and marvel at the mystery of Grace and the privilege that is yours in Jesus Christ.


  • Timothy Berry

    Tim and Renske met and were married in Toulouse, France. They have three wonderful children: Matthijs, Anouk, and Jaana. Before planting City Church Wolverhampton, they served at Mendham Hills Community Church in Chester, NJ as the Pastor of Worship Arts. Tim is ordained by the Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA).