As we conclude chapter 1 of 1 Peter we have Peter speaking of the Word of God. It was the incorruptible seed, by which we were “born again” and “purified” (read more here). Peter’s description of the word of God is that unlike men, the word remains forever. It is not corruptible, but rather incorruptible. He then concludes by saying the Word of which he speaks is the Gospel that was preached to the audience.
This gospel was preached to this group of Christians, if my hypothesis is right, when they were gathered for the Feast of Pentecost in Acts 2 (read about my theory here). However, it is interesting to see how Peter has interwoven the gospel in Chapter 1 of this book as well. Let’s look at what components of the gospel are seen in chapter 1.