What is more Precious than Gold?

EasyEnglish questions (2800 word vocabulary) on the first letter of Peter

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G. Hibbs

A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them.

About These Questions

These are questions on the biblical text of 1 Peter. Click here to find an EasyEnglish translation of 1 Peter.

We hope that these questions will help you to understand the text. We also want to help you use the text in real life. These questions are not examination questions with right or wrong answers.

Chapter 1

1:1 What do you learn about the author? Whom is the author writing to? What do you learn about them?

1:2 What has happened to you, the reader? What do you learn about that? Who did these things? What did they each do?

1:3 What should you, the reader, do? Why should you do that?

1:4 What should we receive? What four things do you learn about this *inheritance?

1:5 What do you learn about God’s power? What do you need to do? You will receive something when Jesus returns. What is it?

1:6 Perhaps you are a believer in Jesus. What state do you expect to be in now? What should you expect if you live your life for Jesus?

1:7 What are the difficulties for? What do you learn about *faith? What do you learn about how people test gold? How should we honour Jesus?

1:8 What six things do you learn about what it is like to be a Christian? What do you think about that?

1:9 What is the purpose of your *faith in Jesus?

1:10 What did the *prophets do? How did they do it? What were they trying to find out about?

1:11 What did the *prophets try to do? How were the *prophets able to do that? What did the *prophets learn?

1:12 What do you learn about the *prophets? What do you learn about the Spirit of Christ (*Messiah)? What is the message? Who brought the message? Who should benefit from the message? What do you learn about *angels?

1:13 What should you do? What should you expect?

1:14 Why should you obey God? What has changed now? What do you think about that?

1:15 What has God called you for? What standard does he ask you to meet? What do you think about that?

1:16 How should you be? Why should you be like that? What do you think about that?

1:17 As you pray to God, what should you remember? What should your attitude to God be? How might you think about the time that you have in your life?

1:18 What should you remember? Who taught Peter’s readers? What did they teach them? What has God done for you? What did God not do? What do you think about all that?

1:19 Who bought you? How did he buy you? What do you learn about what Christ is like?

1:20 What do you learn about Christ? What do you learn about the world? What do you think about all that?

1:21 What do you learn about believing? What do you learn about Christ? What do you learn about God? Put this verse in your own words.

1:22 What do you learn about yourself if you are now a believer? What can you do because of that? What does this verse encourage you to do?

1:23 What do you learn about yourself if you are a believer? What do you learn about birth? What do you learn about this seed?

1:24 What do you learn about yourself? Where does this knowledge come from? What do you think about this knowledge?

1:23-25 What four things do you learn about the word from God? You know these things about the word. What will you do with it now?

Chapter 2

2:1 What five things should you not do? What do you think about that?

2:2 What do you learn about young babies? What will help you to grow up in your *salvation? What should you do because you know this?

2:3 What in this verse causes you to want to behave differently?

2:4 What do you learn about Jesus? You believe. What did other people not do? What does God think about Jesus?

2:5 What are Christians like? What is God doing with you as a Christian? What do you learn about how God will let you serve as a Christian? Why will God accept what you offer to him?

2:6 What do you learn from the Bible here? What is a *cornerstone there for? What would happen to a building if the *cornerstone were not there? What does all this tell you about Jesus?

2:7 What do you learn about Jesus? Some people believe in Jesus. Some people do not believe in Jesus. What differences are there between those people? Your life is like a building. What place do you give to Jesus in that building?

2:8 What do you learn that the Bible teaches about Jesus. People trip and fall over the rock, Jesus. Why do they? What do you think about that?

2:9 Perhaps you are a believer. Name five things that you learn about yourself. What has God done? What changes should you expect, if you are a believer?

2:10 What has changed? Who are you, if you believe in Jesus? Why should you be so grateful?

2:11 What does Peter think about you if you believe in Jesus? Is that really like you? What should you not do? Why might that be important?

2:12 What do you learn about how you should live as a believer? What will happen? What should you do when people say bad things about you? What will happen in the end?

2:13 What do you learn about your behaviour? Why should you behave like that? What do you learn about kings?

2:14 Who else should you obey? Why is that? What do you learn about those other leaders?

2:15 What does God want? You should do what God wants. What does Peter say will happen then?

2:16 What do you learn about how you should live as a believer? What do you think about that?

2:17 What should you do? What do you think about that?

2:18 What must servants do? What difference does it make how your master behaves? What do you think about that?

2:19 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

2:20 What do you learn about doing wrong and punishment? What should you do when rulers punish you? They might punish you when you do good things. What difference does that make?

2:21 Why should you behave as I Peter 2:18-21 says? What model should you copy?

2:22 What do you learn about Jesus, the *Messiah? What do you think about that?

2:23 What three things do you learn about Christ? You might be insulted. Or you might suffer. What should you do then? What do you think about that?

2:24 What happened to our *sins? Why did Jesus do this? What can you do now? What else did Jesus do?

2:25 Put this picture language in your own words. What has happened to you if you are a believer?

Chapter 3

3:1 What should wives do? What do you learn about some husbands? What will happen when husbands see the good behaviour of their wives?

3:2 What should husbands see? What do you think about that?

3:3 What should you not do? So, what should you do? Wives often try to make themselves look good. How do they do this?

3:4 What do you learn about your beauty? How do you need to change? What do you think about that?

3:5 What do you learn about holy women who lived a long time ago? Is it like that where you live?

3:6 What do you learn about Sarah and Abraham? What do you learn about how women should behave? What do you think about that?

3:7 What should husbands do? What should husbands remember? What has God done? What do you learn about prayer? What do you think about that?

3:8 What should you do? What do you think about that?

3:9 What do you learn about doing evil things? What do you learn about insults? You should not do evil. You should not insult people. What should you do instead? Why should you behave like this? What will God do for you? What do you think about all this?

3:10, 11 What must you do if you want to enjoy life? What should you not do? What should you do?

3:12 Who does the *Lord care for? What else does he do for those people? What does the *Lord do for those who do evil?

3:13 What do you learn? What will you do about that?

3:14 You may do what is right. But some things may still happen to you. What might happen? What do you learn about that? What do you think about that? What does the Bible tell you to do?

3:15 What three things should you do? What might people ask you? How do you plan to be ready? You should be different from how you were. How will you be different?

3:16 What should you do? What will happen to you if you are a Christian? People might say bad things about you wrongly. What will happen to them? What do you think about that?

3:17 What do you learn about doing right things and wrong things? What do you think about that?

3:18 What seven things do you learn about Christ? What good does all that bring to you? What do you think about all that?

3:19 What did Christ do? What do you think about that?

3:20 What do you learn about people in Noah’s time? What four things do you learn about what God did? What do you learn about the story of Noah? How many people did not die when God flooded the earth?

3:21 What does the water of the flood show you? How does God save you? How does God clean your conscience? What did Jesus do?

3:22 Where is Christ? What do you learn about the authority of Christ?

Chapter 4

4:1 What do you learn about Christ? What must you do if you are a Christian? You may suffer as a Christian. What will that show?

4:2 What will you do if you are a Christian?

4:3 What do you learn about the life of a *non-Christian? Someone might believe and become a Christian. What is different then? What do you think about that?

4:4 What has changed if you are a believer? What do your former friends do? What do you think about all that?

4:5 What will your former friends have to do? What do you learn about God? What might that cause you to do?

4:6 What do you learn about Christians who are now dead? What do you learn about how you should behave as a believer? What is the future for Christians? What do you think about all that?

4:7 What do you learn about time? How should you behave so that you can pray? What do you think about that?

4:8 What is very important? What do you learn about love? What do you think about that?

4:9 What should you do? How should you do it? What do you think about that?

4:10 What do you learn about gifts? How should you use the gifts that God has given to you? What do you think about that?

4:11 What should you do when you speak? What should you do when you help other people? What should be the result of everything that you do? Why should you do these things? The verse finishes with a special statement of *glory to God. We call it a ‘doxology’. Make a doxology of your own.

4:12 What should you expect? What should you think about that? What do you think about that?

4:13 What should you do? When is that? What will happen as a result? What do you think about that?

4:14 What may happen to you as a Christian? What will God do? Who is with you?

4:15 You should not be suffering for some things if you are a Christian. What are those things? Do you do any of these things? You should not do these things. What do you think about all that?

4:16 When should you not be ashamed? What are you going to do? What do you think about that?

4:17 What four things do you learn about the time for judgement? Who will judge people? This verse tells you about those whom he will judge. And you learn when he will judge them. What do you learn? What do you think about all that?

4:18 What do you learn about behaviour and *salvation? What are you going to do about that?

4:19 God might allow you to suffer. What should you do then? What do you learn about God? What two things should you continue to do? What do you think about that?

Chapter 5

5:1 What does Peter want to do? Peter is like the people that he writes to. How does he say this? How did Peter qualify in a special way? What does Peter say about the *glory of Christ? What difference might all that make to you?

5:2 What should you do as a Christian? How will leaders find the people that they should lead? What do you learn? How does your leadership compare with that standard?

5:3 What should you not do? What should you do? How do you do those things? You must do those things more like God wants. You will need to change. How will you change?

5:4 What do you learn about Christ? If you are a Christian, what may you expect? What would be a good attitude to that?

5:5 What should younger people do? What should everyone do? Why might that be a good idea? Where might you look for help in doing this? Do you behave like this?

5:6 What should you do? What will God do for you? When will that be? How does your behaviour compare with that?

5:7 What should you do with your anxious thoughts or worries? Why is that a good thing to do? What happens when you do that?

5:8 How should you live? What three things do you learn about the devil? Do you need to change things because of this teaching? Think about what you have been doing.

5:9 What should you do? You might suffer because you are a Christian. Who should you remember then? What do you think about all that?

5:10 What do you learn about God? What has he done for you? What do you learn about the *glory of Christ? What do you learn about suffering? What will God do? How will that affect you?

5:11 For what reason may you *worship God? *Amen means ‘we agree’. What are you agreeing to when you say ‘*amen’, here?

5:12 What do you learn about the letter of 1 Peter? What do you learn about Silas? What did Peter want to do for you? What two things do you learn about the *grace of God?

5:13 What, or whom, has God also chosen? Where might the writer be? What do the church in Babylon, and Mark, want to do?

5:14 What does Peter tell you to do? What have you done with this information? What does Peter’s prayer mean?

Word List

Amen ~ a word that means we agree, or it is true, or let it be so.

angel ~ a servant of God who brings messages from heaven.

cornerstone ~ a special stone that controls the design of a building and holds it together.

faith ~ trust in God and in Jesus his Son.

glory ~ all that makes God beautiful and great.

grace ~ a gift from God that we do not deserve and can never earn.

inheritance ~ a legal gift of property after the owner’s death.

Jews/Jewish ~ people who were born from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their children.

Lord ~ a name we call God or Jesus when we do what they say.

Messiah ~ God’s special servant; the name God chose for Jesus Christ; God promised the *Jews that the Messiah would save them. But they did not believe that Jesus was the Messiah; Christ is the word in the Greek language for the word Messiah in the *Jews’ language.

non-Christian ~ someone who is not a Christian.

prophet ~ person who says what God wants; he can sometimes say what will happen in the future (prophesy).

prophet ~ person who says what God wants; he can sometimes say what will happen in the future (prophesy).

salvation ~ when God saves a person from the results of their sin [see sin].

sin ~ all that people do wrong against God or other people; the evil that is in us.

worship ~ to show honour to God and to tell him that we love him very much.

 

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This publication is written in EasyEnglish Level B (2800 words).

December 2003

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