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Confident Hope in Troubled Times

Bauer Evans, on May 19, 2019. Part of the Confident Hope in Troubled Times series

Text: 1 Peter 1:1-5

Main Point:
We can stand firm in the grace of God because the God who chooses us is the God who brings about the very salvation he offers.

Peter’s greeting (vss. 1-2)
Peter’s words of encouragement, inspiration and hope (vss. 3-5)

Application points:
Our true identity ~ Remember who you are and whose you are (vs. 1-2)
God’s mercy ~ Realize God’s mercy in Christ is unending (vs. 3)
Stand firm ~ Be confident of His salvation through faith in Christ (vs. 4)
Stay hopeful ~ in His power to guard your faith (vs. 5)

1 Peter 1:1-5

1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:

May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (ESV)

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