2. ‚ÄúAn Apostle of Jesus Christ‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Appointed to Speak and Write the Word of God, not Human Wisdom (1 Corinthians 2:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:13)
II. To Whom the Epistle Written ‚Äď Described Three Ways, according to Their Current Status (v. 1b-2a)
1. Political (Geographical) Status ‚Äď Scattered in the Northern Part of Asia Minor, Modern Day Turkey (Acts 2:41; 8:1; 11:19; James 1:1)
2. Social Status ‚Äď ‚ÄúPilgrims,‚ÄĚ Sojourners, Strangers, or Temporary Residents (1 Peter 2:11, 9; Philippians 3:20; Hebrew 11:13)
3. Spiritual Status ‚Äď ‚ÄúElect‚ÄĚ (v. 1b; Romans 9:11, 5; Ephesians 1:4; Matthew 24:24; Luke 18:7)
ÔÉė Please Note: We Will Take up the Discussion of Verse 2a Next Week and Where it Properly Fits into the Introduction of Peter‚Äôs Epistle
III. Greeting or Salutation (v. 2b) ‚ÄĘ ‚ÄúGrace to You,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄĘ ‚ÄúPeace be Multiplied‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĘ Receive by Faith the Epistle, as with the Rest of Scripture, as the ‚ÄúWord of God‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĘ God‚Äôs Election is Not bound by Our Circumstances, Nor By the Quality or Quantity of Our Faith ‚Äď Praise the Lord!