1&2 Peter

The Message of 1&2 Peter and Jude

22 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

Within the scope of the Apostolic Scriptures, the Gospels tend to be the easiest texts for today’s Messianic Believers to understand, with the Pauline Epistles being among the most difficult texts to understand. Somewhere in the middle of this are the Epistles of 1&2 Peter and Jude. Generally speaking we find these three letters to not be that difficult, but they might ask us some rather unique and poignant questions. Our encounter with 1&2 Peter and Jude is often limited to an important quotation here or there, specifically intended to encourage holy living or a repentant attitude, but we have […]

1&2 Peter

1 Peter 1:14-16

22 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY’ [Leviticus 11:44, 45; 19:2; 20:7].” Initially, within the themes encountered in the opening verses of the Epistle of 1 Peter, it would quantitatively seem that issues pertaining to the dietary instructions of the Torah are completely missing. Indeed, in writing to his audience mainly spread across Asia Minor (1:1), […]

1&2 Peter

Second Epistle of Peter

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 65 to 68 C.E. Time period: spread of false teaching in the community of faith, and degrees of impatience about the Second Coming Author: the Apostle Peter (possibly with a scribe’s assistance, and/or posthumously released) Location of author: Rome Target audience and their location: Jewish and non-Jewish Believers who are soon to face the absence of Peter, the same basic audience as 1 Peter Theological Summary: The author of the Epistle of 2 Peter identifies himself in the text as the Apostle Peter (1:1), and states […]

1&2 Peter

First Epistle of Peter

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 64-67 C.E. Time Period: immediately prior to the Jewish rebellion in Judea, possibly during the persecution by Emperor Nero Author: the Apostle Peter, assisted by Silvanus Location of author: Rome Target audience and their location: Jewish and non-Jewish Believers in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, Bithynia (Northwestern Asia Minor) Theological Summary: The author of the Epistle of 1 Peter identifies himself as the Apostle Peter (1:1). He further says, “I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Messiah” (5:1), […]