Jan 10, 2016
“Not Home Yet: Living Hope”
1 Peter 1:3-12
Biblical Truths that Should Shape Our Present Reality .
- I am chosen by God.
- By the sovereign grace and mercy of God I have been
chosen by God to be one who is
set apart by His
Spirit, to live in
obedience to Christ displaying a life
that has been rescued by God’s great
- God initiates a relationship because of His mercy. (v. 3)
“ . . . according to the foreknowledge of God the
Father . . .”
“ . . . He has caused us to be born again . . .”
- So that I might proclaim the excellencies of Him who called me
out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9-10)
- I have been born again to a living hope.
- I have a living hope because I have fully surrendered myself to
a risen Savior who has overcome my greatest enemies, sin and
- I have a living hope because Christ, who is alive, lives
“To them (the saints), God chose to make known how great
among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery,
which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians
- I have an inheritance that is out of this
- My inheritance is Christ; He is the treasure of heaven.
“’The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will
hope in Him.’” Lamentations 3:24
- Imperishable—will not decay or become corrupt (Matthew
- Undefiled—pure and cannot be tainted or flawed
- Unfading—enduring and lasting
- Secured—certain; reserved; guaranteed (Ephesians 1:13-14)
- I am guarded by God until the day of Christ.
- My hope doesn’t rest in my strength to guard my faith, but in
knowing that I am guarded by the sovereign grace of a merciful