2 Tim 3:16             Romans 15:4             Luke 8:18              John 6:29                    Mark 12:29-31   Titus 3:3-5                 1 Cor 1:30              Eph 6:17 


Chapter one:

1-13  In God’s great mercy he has caused us to be born again into a living hope….You are filled with joy that cannot be explained. All your hope should be for the gift of grace that will be yours when Jesus Christ is shown….

14-25 Now that you are obedient children of God do not live as you did in the past. But you were saved from that useless life.   You were bought …with the precious blood of Christ… Through Christ you believe in God..   SO YOUR FAITH AND YOUR HOPE ARE IN GOD. You were born again through GOD’S LIVING MESSAGE THAT CONTINUES FOREVER. THE WORD OF THE LORD WILL LIVE FOREVER

Chapter two:

1 So then,  rid yourselves of all evil, all lyinghypocrisy,  jealousy,  and evil speech.

2-3  … you should want the pure and simple teaching.  By it you can mature in your salvation, because you have already examined and seen how good the Lord is.

4-6 Come to the Lord Jesus, the “stone” that lives… You also are like living stones,  so let yourselves be used to build a spiritual temple– Everything will be built on this important and  precious rock.   ANYONE WHO TRUSTS IN HIM WILL NEVER BE DISAPPOINTED.

7-8  This stone is worth much to you who believe.  …to people who do not believe, … he is a stone that causes people to stumble. 

9-10 But you are a chosen people….In the past you had never received mercy, but now you have …

11 you are like foreigners and strangers in this world.  I beg you to avoid the evil things your bodies want to do that fight against your soul

12 People who do not believe are all around…Live such good lives that they will see the good….

13-15 For the Lord’s sake,  yield to the people who have authority in this world…  (msg)

16-17 Live as servants of God…   Love God’s family… respect God, honor the king.

18-23   Slaves, yield to authority.. with all respect… the good and also the dishonest ..if you suffer for doing good,  God is pleased.  Christ suffered for you …gave an example to follow   You should do as  he did.  

24 Christ carried our sins in his body on the cross…. you are healed because of his wounds.

25 You were like sheep that wander away… now you have a Shepherd and Overseer of your souls