Good News for Everyday Living: Hope
Topic: Biblical Passage: 1 Peter 1:3–1:5
Hope: Power for Everyday Life!
1 Peter 1:3-5
1.) The Creation of Hope
- 1 Peter 1:3
a.) God has shown us mercy
- Romans 1:18-23
- Ephesians 2:1-8
- Titus 3:3-6
- John 3:16
b.) Born again to a living hope
- Ezekiel 36:25-28
- 1 Peter 1:18-19
2.) The Culmination of Hope
a.) Born again to an inheritance
- 1 Peter 1:3-5
- 1 Peter 3:18
- Revelation 21:4-7
3.) The Formation of Hope
- 1 Peter 1:3-5
- 1 Peter 1:6-7
- Romans 5:1-5
Shane and Shane Though You Slay Me with John Piper
Here is a print out of John Piper's message in the middle of the song.
[Not only is all your affliction momentary, not only is all your affliction light in comparison to eternity and the glory there. But all of it is totally meaningful. Every millisecond of your pain, from the fallen nature or fallen man, every millisecond of your misery in the path of obedience is producing a peculiar glory you will get because of that.
I don’t care if it was cancer or criticism. I don’t care if it was slander or sickness. It wasn’t meaningless. It’s doing something! It’s not meaningless. Of course you can’t see what it’s doing. Don’t look to what is seen.
When your mom dies, when your kid dies, when you’ve got cancer at 40, when a car careens into the sidewalk and takes her out, don’t say, “That’s meaningless!” It’s not. It’s working for you an eternal weight of glory.
Therefore, therefore, do not lose heart. But take these truths and day by day focus on them. Preach them to yourself every morning. Get alone with God and preach his word into your mind until your heart sings with confidence that you are new and cared for.]
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