The Author of Salvation
Vs (1:3, 1:4) (3:4, 3:6) (2:9, 2:13)
Notice how these are grouped in the letter.
The Appearing of Salvation
Vs 2:11, 3:4, 2:13 (its final appearing)
Appearing in the Greek is epiphaino. It means to bring to light, to become clearly known, to show or reveal one's self. It is also the word from which we get our word epiphany.
The Availability of Salvation
Vs 2:11, 3:4
Notice to whom salvation is made available.
The Application of Salvation
Now notice to whom salvation is applied.
The Act of Salvation
Vs 2:14, 3:5-7
Notice who does the redeeming and the saving.
The Actions of the Saved
Compare these verses with verse 16 of the previous chapter. As Luther said, "We are saved by faith alone, but not by a faith that is alone."