1st Peter was written by the Apostle Peter to encourage believers for whom the storm clouds of persecution were gathering, just because they were Christians. To encourage them, he first reminds them that suffering is temporary and that faithful living in times of suffering will produce eternal benefits. He develops this theme to show that such a lifestyle, lived out in difficult and dangerous circumstances, is an effective witness to unbelievers, and will result in church growth---the very opposite effect intended by those who persecute them.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: Christian Focus Publications Publication Date: 1999 Dimensions: 8 1/2 X 5 1/4 (inches)
Well known manual of doctrine for all those requiring an introduction to the Christian faith.This edition contains the addition of scripture proofs in full notes by Roderick Lawson. The Westminster Shorter Catechism has been an effective tool for teaching the Christian faith to young and old for over 300 years and is still used in Presbyterian and other reformed churches to this day.This is one of the most popular editions as it contains proof texts to aid a parent or teacher in their instruction.