About the Course
The Christians to whom Peter wrote both his letters were living in the Asian section of the East of the Roman Empire. It was a time of enormous economic growth and personal wealth. Peter was concerned that the Christians there would be consumed by consumerism and lose the important focus on the future.
Peter also was concerned that they should be now living fruitful lives just as his Lord had taught in the parable of the sower and the seed, and not to allow the cares and riches of this life to result in Christians being unfruitful. This course traces how Peter taught that this had to be overcome. Both 1 and 2 Peter are highly relevant for Singaporean Christians today.
In the course, participants will:
a) Develop an overview of 1 & 2 Peter, understanding their authorship, purpose, structure, themes and message.
b) Gain rich insight into the historical background to the people, places, speeches and other references in 1 & 2 Peter
c) Grow spiritually, through appreciating how the promise of ‘an inheritance. . . kept in heaven (1 Pet. 1:4) allows us to live godly lives now
Required Readings: Students enrolling are required to read through 1 and 2 Peter intensively.
- MCQ [20%]
- Book Review [30%]
- Essay [50%]