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Daily Bread

New Birth into a Living Hope

Date: Feb. 19, 2018

Passage

1 Peter 1:1-12 (ESV)

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. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. 12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.

Daily Bread

Introduction to 1 Peter

Key Verse: 1:3b,4a

Born Again to a Living Hope

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,

1. To the scattered elect (1-2)

Paul wrote this letter to God's elect, who had been scattered through persecution to the far reaches of Asia Minor. God's elect, then and now, are chosen by God Himself, sanctified by the Holy Spirit and sprinkled with the blood of Christ.

2. An unspoiling inheritance (3-9)

Peter praised God for the new birth He has given us through Jesus Christ. Through His mercy we are shielded by God's power until such time as our salvation is revealed. Because of this, God's people can rejoice, even in the midst of grievous suffering. These sufferings have a purpose-praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

3. Concerning this salvation (10-12)

Even the Prophets spoke about the gospel through the Spirit of Christ. Angels long to look into these things.

Prayer: Lord, I thank and praise you for the salvation you have given us through Jesus Christ our Lord.

One Word: New birth into a living hope

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Daily Bread

New Birth into a Living Hope

1 Peter 1:1-12

Key Verse: 1:3b,4a

Born Again to a Living Hope

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,

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