1. In what ways does Christ’s suffering provide an example for us follow?
What does Peter suggest that this is also part of my Christian calling?
2. Why was the sinless Jesus willing without propose to submit to the full penalty due to the worst of sinners?
What purpose was his sacrifice intended to serve?
What response and what results ought to follow in my life?
Notes. Verse 24. ‘Bore our sins’: to ‘bear sin’ means to ‘endure its penalty’. ‘On the tree’: the wording suggests ‘up on to the tree’, i.e., to the extreme limit of shameful crucifixion and, in Jewish eyes, of coming openly under the curse of heaven. Cf. Deut. 21:23; Gal. 3:13.