1 Peter

1 Peter

Taught by Dennis R. Edwards

The 1 Peter course, taught by Dennis Edwards, assists formal and informal students alike in understanding and living out the biblical text in today's world by illuminating each passage in 1 Peter in light of the Bible's grand story.

Course Details

  • 17 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 4 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • 1 Peter

12 Month Access
$179.99 USD

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Course Description

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The 1 Peter course, taught by scholar and pastor Dennis R. Edwards, examines the book of 1 Peter in 17 engaging and challenging units. Edwards offers an engaging and probing introduction to the entire book of 1 Peter, guiding learners in creatively and faithfully living out the Bible’s message in today’s context. Using a story-centric approach, this course is ideal for formal and informal students alike, for anyone who wants to better understand 1 Peter today.

Overall, the 1 Peter course breathes life into each text of the book, examined in its canonical and historical setting, in order to foster discernment in living God’s story faithfully and creatively with and for the church in the twenty-first century.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • Familiarity with 1 Peter’s application for Christians today
  • A deeper understanding of the overarching organization and literary flow of 1 Peter
  • Insights into each passage of this epistle and how they connect to the greater story of God
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

Dennis R. Edwards

PhD., Catholic University of America

Dennis R. Edwards is Associate Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary (Lisle, IL) and the author of 1 Peter in the Story of God Bible Commentary series. Dennis has served as a pastor in Minneapolis, MN, Washington, DC, and Brooklyn, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering (Cornell University) and has been a high school science and math teacher. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree in Urban Ministry (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) as well as Master of Arts and PhD degrees in Biblical Studies (Catholic University of America). Dennis is married to Susan Steele Edwards and they are the parents of four children. Dennis enjoys playing his flute and saxophone, as well as weightlifting, cycling, and playing racquetball as much as possible.

Course Outline

  • Introduction

  • 1 Peter 1:1-2

  • 1 Peter 1:3-12

  • 1 Peter 1:13-21

  • 1 Peter 1:22-2:3

  • 1 Peter 2:4-10

  • 1 Peter 2:11-17

  • 1 Peter 2:18-25


  • 1 Peter 3:1-7

  • 1 Peter 3:8-12

  • 1 Peter 3:13-17

  • 1 Peter 3:18-22

  • 1 Peter 4:1-6

  • 1 Peter 4:7-11

  • 1 Peter 4:12-19

  • 1 Peter 5:1-11

  • 1 Peter 5:12-14


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