Destined to Obey, or Disobey


Peter is writing to exiles on the earth, helping them endure the darkness and opposition of this world with joy. In this Look at the Book, John Piper traces the theme of suffering in 1 Peter. In addition, John Piper also explains the heart and vision behind the method of Look at the Book for studying the Bible.

Look at the Book is John Piper’s latest effort to help teach people to read the Bible for themselves. It’s an ongoing series of 8–12 minute videos in which the camera is on the text, not the teacher.

As part of this initiative, Desiring God is putting on regional events focused on certain passages of Scripture. In this series, you can find all the video from our Look at the Book weekend on 1 Peter 1–2.