August 19, 20130 comments
"Praise God for a Living Hope" from 1 Peter 1:3-5. You can listen to the sermon here.
In this passage, we enter the body of Peter’s letter. We see where he begins in his attempt to minister to these suffering Christians. And to many people, Peter surprisingly starts with worship. He doesn’t begin with advice or counsel. He doesn’t begin with commands on how to make it through difficulty. He begins with praise, and that praise then gives way to unshakeable hope.
In verse 3, Peter praises the God who grants new life. This is the main idea of the passage. After having offered praise, Peter also discuss three realities of the new birth – a living hope through a living Savior; an inheritance kept for us; a people kept for that inheritance.
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