Chapter 1The trial of our faith precedes salvation—Christ was foreordained to be the Redeemer. Chapter 2Converts are newborn babes in Christ—He is the chief cornerstone—Saints hold a royal priesthood and are a peculiar people—Saints are in subjection to the laws of man. Chapter 3Husbands and wives should honor each other—Saints should live by gospel standards—Christ preached to the spirits in prison. Chapter 4Peter explains why the gospel is preached to the dead—Saints should speak as the oracles of God—The righteous will be tried and tested in all things. Chapter 5The elders are to feed the flock of God—Humility and godly graces lead to perfection.