Midweek Message

LABC Update – Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Jim Hopkins

March 21, 2022

In tonight’s and tomorrow morning’s Bible studies we will be reading from I Peter.  Of this New Testament book the late biblical scholar Marcus Borg writes –

Unlike many letters in the New Testament, this one does not refer to conflict within the Christ-communities. The conflict is with outsiders. There are no chastisements, though there are warnings and cautions about the situation of suffering being faced… The letter is distinctive for a number of reasons. It is one of only two documents that uses the word “Christian.”(4:16)  It is the only document in addition to John that uses ‘born again” (or “born anew; 1:23)…It also uses a a distinctive metaphor for Jesus. He is a “living stone” (2:4).

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