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1 Peter : Word List

AD ~ AD 50 means the year that was 50 years after Jesus came, and so on.

angel ~ *spirit being (person). Good angels come from Godís home above the earth. They are Godís servants and they bring messages from God to people. Bad angels are servants of Godís enemy.

baptism ~ Baptism is when they put a believer into water. (Or sometimes they put water on the believer.) That shows everyone that the person believes Christ.

Devil ~ the devil is the leader and the worst of the bad *angels. He is the worst enemy of God. He is also called Satan.

heaven ~ the place beyond the earth where God and Jesus Christ live.

Lord ~ master. Another name for God. It means that he is greater than everyone else.

punish ~ to hurt someone, or to cause trouble for them, because they have done bad things.

sacrifice ~ a special gift to thank God, or to show that Israelís people were sorry. They were sorry about the wrong things that they had done.

shepherd ~ someone who feeds sheep and keeps them safe.

spirit ~ a being (person) that is always alive, even without a body. A personís spirit is the part of them that will always be alive. It will be alive even after their body is dead. There are good spirits, like Godís Spirit and his *angels. And there are bad spirits, like Satan (Godís enemy) and his *angels.

spiritual ~ of the spirit.

worship ~ to be a servant to someone or something, and to love them or to love it.

Zion ~ another name for Jerusalem city; this could be either the Jerusalem on earth or the Jerusalem in *heaven.


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