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1 Peter 1:1-2 Greetings From Peter

Written to the brothers and sisters spread all over. Through time too.

Peter is addressing his letter to the new believers who were scattered by persecution. It is a wide geographical group but still the body of Christ. His letter is sent to both Jew and Gentile believers.

God knew who these people were before they even knew Him. He knew the persecution they were going to face. He knew they were going to be scattered. He even knew why and when. We can easily see the reason but the when things will occur is still God’s to direct.

Those that were scattered by the persecution were not left alone. They were not abandoned to figure out how to live the life of a new believer on their own. God sent Jesus’ disciples out physically and through letters to help grown His new body.

Each and every person who comes to faith in Jesus is connected to Him. Each one is specially called by God. Each one has a purpose and a plan for their life in God’s Kingdom. And Peter is asking God to multiply His grace and peace in each of them. Read more »