Peter is arguably the easiest person to identify with in the Bible. No one in all of Scripture is as volatile and impulsive as Peter (cf. Matt. 14:28; Mark 14:29; Luke 5:8; John 21:7). On his worst days, he bossed Jesus around and denied even knowing him. On his best days, he wrote two books of the Bible and, according to church history, was crucified upside down at his own request because he did not believe he was worthy of dying as Jesus did.
Peter's life was filled with trials. After failing miserably with everything from cowardice in the gospels to racism in Acts, by God's grace he began to grow and change, showing that by God's grace anyone can become a world-changing servant of Jesus. In Peter, we see a normal disciple. Someone who really loves Jesus. Someone who really sins. Someone with whom God is patient as he grows and matures through his sin to love Jesus more and love sin less. Perhaps this is why Jesus appointed him as the leader of the disciples as an example for all Christians. His imperfections are endearing and his progress is encouraging.
Trial is a complete study guide to 1 & 2 Peter, written by Mark Driscoll and Brad House, and produced by Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, in conjunction with Mark Driscoll's sermon series on Peter.
- Introduction, discussion questions, explanations, and applications of each section of 1 & 2 Peter
- Resources for family study for each day of the week
- Suggests a vast collection of books, commentaries, and other resources for further study
- Contributions from the pastoral staff of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington
- Title: Trial: 8 Witnesses from 1 & 2 Peter
- Authors: Mark Driscoll and Brad House
- Publisher: Mars Hill Church
- Publication Date: 2009
- Pages: 198
About the Authors
Mark Driscoll is the preaching and speaking pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington. Since 1996, Driscoll has led Mars Hill from a small Bible study group to a large multi-site church. He is a founder and regular contributor to The Resurgence, an online resource for missional theology. Driscoll also founded and continues to inspire the efforts of the Acts 29 Network, a vast network of pastors around the world dedicated to planting and equipping churches.
Mark Driscoll’s preaching and the ministry of Mars Hill Church have been profiled in the Seattle Times, the New York Times, NBC’s Nightline, and through countless other media outlets. He has also authored or co-authored numerous books, including The Radical Reformission, Death by Love: Letters from the Cross, and Vintage Church: Timeless Truths and Timely Methods. Driscoll is also featured in the March–April 2009 issue of Bible Study Magazine.
Brad House is the Community Groups pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington.