Introduction to a Living Hope

Summary

Series: Living Hope

Scripture Reference: I Peter 1:1-5

Insight

THE SOURCE

  • Peter

THE RECIPIENTS

  • "Aliens" (v1)

THE THEME

  • The church is God's suffering people having no place of rest in this world.
  • "Living Hope" (v3)

We Are Secured By the Cause and the Course of the Salvation That We Have

  • God is the Cause of Our Salvation

(v2) "chosen aliens"; "chosen strangers"

(v6) "according to the foreknowledge

  • The Course of Our Salvation

(v3-5) Should be Filled With A Lively Expectation of Life

"Hope" - Great Expectation

Does the course of your life reveal great expectation for life?

(v4-5) "obtain and inheritance. . . imperishable . . . protected"

Encouraged By the Contrast of Our Salvation

  • Live in Contrast

Joyful in Trials

Testing Reveals and Proves the Salvation We Have Been Given

We Should Be Encouraged That We Are Not Like the World; We Are Different