It is usually quite rare to get excited about a book called Interpreting the General Letters, but either I am super geeky, or this book is simply excellent. Even though the final four chapters will be overwhelming for most readers, the first three chapters contain great help and insight for situating the student of Scripture within the world and mindset of the first century authors and audience.
The two little words ‘and Peter’ tell us something important about Jesus, sin, and forgiveness. All of us feel at times that we have done something so horrible, there is no way God could love us forgive us. Peter betrayed Jesus also, and Jesus forgive Him. So Jesus also forgives you and me.