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Introduction - Living Hope

October 7, 2012 Speaker: Series: Living Hope

Topic: Personal Growth and Recovery Verse: 1 Peter 1:6–1:6

LIVING HOPE

“Introduction”

Pastor Duane Cross| 10.07.2012


1) WHO WROTE THIS BOOK?

2) TO WHOM WAS IT WRITTEN?

3) WHEN WAS IT WRITTEN?

4) WHY WAS IT WRITTEN?

“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.” (I Peter 1:6)

“I have written to you...encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it” (I Peter 5:12)

“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.’” (I Peter 3:15)

“Christ in you the hope of glory.” (Col. 1:27)

“Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.”

(I Peter 1:10-12)

I. Predicted by the Prophets

II. Preached by the Apostles

III. Studied by the Angels

“Even angels long to look into these things.” (I Peter 1:12)

 

 

GOING DEEPER QUESTIONS

For the Week of October 7

1 Peter 1:1-12 | Pastor Duane Cross


These questions are designed to help you go deeper with the sermon during your week-to take a closer look at the Scripture and find fresh ways to live out the main points of the sermon. Going Deeper questions also are used for discussion in all of our Grow Groups at Hope.

Getting Started

What insight or principle from this weekend’s message did you find helpful, interesting or challenging? Explain

Peter calls his readers “exiles” and “foreigners” in this world because of their faith (1:1,17). Tell about a time when you felt this way?

Early believers suffered under intense persecution. How do you

experience persecution in the 21st century?

A Closer Look

In Peter’s introduction (vss. 1-2), how is the triune (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) nature of God described?

What does this tell us about the trinity? What are the words or phrases that describe new birth in vss.3-9? How should this affect how we think of our identity?

Read vss. 10-12 and Ephesian 3:3-6, and Luke 10:24. What is the “mystery” that the prophets did not fully understand?

Digging Deeper

What kind of emotions do you experience when you contemplate “this salvation”?

What have you learned or seen from this passage that you would like to share with someone who is not yet a Christian?

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