- Chapter 1
The trial of our faith precedes salvation—Christ was foreordained to be the Redeemer.
- Chapter 2
Converts 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 3
Husbands and wives should honor each other—Saints should live by gospel standards—Christ preached to the spirits in prison.
- Chapter 4
Peter 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 5
The elders are to feed the flock of God—Humility and godly graces lead to perfection.