Here we see God's grace to help us submit and endure suffering, even when we are treated wrongfully! God sees and gives grace - both now and in the future.
How do we display hope, even when life hurts? In 1 Peter 2:13-17, Peter explains that as the people of God - and "foreigners" in this world, we should submit to authority and by our good works testify to God's glory. Join us as we consider just what this submission means for us.
It's the age-old question for Christians: "How do we live in in the World, but not of the world?" Peter has just explained that when we believe in Jesus, we become God's children. We become His people, with access to Him, and a call to holy living. We have a new home. This is all wonderful! But when the rubber meets the road - how do we live today among people who are not God's children? Live out the New Life in the midst of the Old.
Peter continues to help hurting believers by turning their focus to Christ. In this specific passage, he teaches about Jesus Christ the living stone. When believers come to Jesus the living stone, we gain stability and grow in our new life in Christ.
Peter continues to explain how a child of God lives in a hostile world, with hope. Because they have been born again, they are to love one another with a pure and fervent love. A love that is grown from the eternal Word of God through the gospel. Only the Word of God can produce this kind of love and give hope when life hurts.
This passage is the closing section of Peter's description of what it means to live as children saved by the Father. We will consider together what it means to honor the Father with reverent fear and how we live that way.
Peter explains how to live in light of our salvation - this new birth that has made us children of the Father. As His children we should have confidence (hope) in his grace, and imitate His holiness.
Consider the glory of God's salvation - the incredible design of God's plan to pour out his grace. It has captivated prophets and angels through the ages. Join us as we marvel at God's salvation of sinners.
Peter reminds us that even when life hurts, our salvation in Christ brings us great joy! Listen and refresh your hurting soul with the joy of Christ!
When life hurts, it's easy to lose hope. Peter reminds us of the hope we have in our new life in Christ. Because it is in Christ, it isn't just hope - it's living hope.
Meet the author and recipients of 1 Peter. They are a people who have been hurt by rejection, but Peter reminds them of their hope in God! Hear the Word, and find hope when life hurts.