Passage: 1 Peter 1:3–1:7
GOSPEL OF LIVING HOPE
I Peter 1:3-7
by Ryan Brice, Lead Pastor
Cause of Our Living Hope
3a Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy,
3b he has caused us to be born again to a living hope
3c through the resurrection of Jesus from the dead,
Object of Our Living Hope
4-5a to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading kept in heaven for you who by God’s power are being
Imperishable means not subject to decay
I Timothy 1:17
I Peter 1:23
Undefiled means cannot become stained by sin
Unfading means it will last forever
I Peter 5:4
5 through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Testing of Our Living Hope
6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,
7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith - more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire - may
be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Have you taken part in the living hope offered freely by God?
I Corinthians 15:12-23