The letter of 1 Peter is a traveler's guide for Christian pilgrims. To believers scattered throughout Asia Minor, Peter wrote with a reminder that they were temporary residents, strangers looking toward their true homeland. As stormy persecutions were beginning in the region, Peter brought a message of hope, encouraging readers to see their lives in the context of God's great work of salvation. In this Bible Speaks Today volume, Edmund Clowney expounds Peter's rich pastoral letter, exploring historical background, key themes, and applications for today. He highlights topics such as the life and work of Jesus, the reality of suffering, and the fulfillment of Old Testament promises. The Message of 1 Peter shows readers in every era what the story of Jesus' life means for us as we take up our cross and follow him. This revised edition of a classic BST volume includes updated language and Scripture quotations and a new interior design. A study guide for individuals or groups is included to help readers engage more deeply with the text.