Text: 1 Peter 2:1-10 Why does God rescue people? Why does he bring them into his family? The Bible tells us that God sets men and women, boys and girls, apart to know and love him, and to be a blessing to the world around them.
Text: 1 Peter 1:13-25 What motivates you to do the things you do? What are the results of the things you do–good and bad? Those are hard questions to consider, but in doing so, we see just how trusting in future grace–the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promises at the return of Jesus–affects us in the… Continue reading Living with Forever in View: Future Grace, Part 2
Text: 1 Peter 1:13-25 Have you ever thought about the return of Jesus? For most of us, that answer is probably no. But Scripture calls us to a completely different outlook. It tells us to look forward to the future that awaits those who trust Jesus when he returns one day, for all to see.… Continue reading Living with Forever in View: Future Grace, Part 1
Text: 1 Peter 1:10-12 Has anyone ever planned anything for you? A surprise party? A guest room? How did that affect you? In this passage, we consider how the knowledge of a carefully-planned rescue mission would have affected a group of frightened, discouraged believers. If this is where you find yourself today, good news: there… Continue reading Living with Forever in View: An Old Plan
Text: 1 Peter 1:5-9 “Faith” is often viewed as something ethereal–certainly nothing that touches real life. But the Bible views faith as vital, life-altering. But not just any faith…