John Piper tackles difficult verses addressed to slaves and masters, drawing in several other texts about slavery. He shows that seeds were planted in the Bible to bring down every institution of slavery. He ends this session with a few minutes about how to fear God and live fearlessly.
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. Below, you can find all the video from our Look at the Book weekend on 1 Peter 2–3. The clip above is Part 9: The Horror and Hope in Slavery.
Lessons on Living as Exiles
Part 1: A Realistic Book About Life Today (Overview)
Part 2: Getting Started in 1 Peter (1 Peter 1:1–2)
Part 3: Imperishable, Undefiled, and Unfading (1 Peter 1:3–7)
Part 4: The Mind Serves the Heart (1 Peter 1:8–16)
Part 5: Faith and Fear Produce Love (1 Peter 1:17–2:12)
Part 6: Your Desires Want to Kill You (1 Peter 2:9–12)
Part 7: Submit to Laws for the Lord’s Sake (1 Peter 2:13–17)
Part 8: For God’s Sake, Be Free (1 Peter 2:13–17)
Part 9: The Horror and Hope in Slavery (1 Peter 2:18–20)
Part 11: Christ Returned Good for Your Evil (1 Peter 2:21–25)
Part 12: The Beauty and Behavior of a Godly Woman (1 Peter 3:1–6)
Part 13: What Is Submission in Marriage? (1 Peter 3:1–6)
Part 14: Men, Love and Lead Your Wives (1 Peter 3:7)