“A Living Hope” – 1 Peter 1:1-5

Peter is writing a letter of encouragement and hope to Christians 2,000 years ago who were experiencing persecution, hardships and uncertainty —- not knowing how they will survive!

 

The letter is written to Christians today who also need encouragement and hope in the midst of trials, hardships and uncertainty —- not knowing what the future holds here on earth!

THURSDAY | 3/26/20 |  1 PETER 1:1-2

  • Verse 1
      • How does the Word exiles/foreigners/strangers apply to followers of Christ today? (to you?)
      • How could we find hope and encouragement in the meaning of this verse?
  • Verse 2
      • What does it mean to our everyday lives that God plans to make us holy (sanctified?)
      • Describe  a life of obedience to the Lord.
      • What do you need to change in your life to grow in your obedience?
      • Describe God’s Grace and how it applies to you personally.  Ephesians 2:8-10
      • Describe the peace of God and the difference it makes in your life in the midst of panic, confusion, and uncertainty.
      • Identify the blessings and answered prayers given you over the years and praise Him!
      • Praise the Lord for His future blessings and provisions!

PRAYER TIME

Pray for:

  • A cure (physically and spiritually)
  • Those in the medical field
  • Unity in our government and country
  • The CHURCH! Spiritual awakening!
  • First Baptist Church of Huntsville

FRIDAY | 3/27/20 | 1 PETER 1:3-5

  • Verse 3
      • How can our hope in Jesus help us endure trials? (Help us get through the present times?)
      • What are some ways that Christ’s victory over death (the Resurrection) encourages  you?
      • How would your life be different if Christ had not conquered death? Verse 4
      • Describe the inheritance that Peter is speaking of.
      • Compare God’s inheritance to an inheritance we might receive here on earth. 
      • What is the difference?
  • Verse 5
      • Verse 5 is speaking of the assurance of our inheritance — our salvation and eternal life.
      • What are we assured of beyond any doubt of something we might receive or experience here on earth?
      • How does the assurance of salvation and eternal life, a living hope, impact you today?

PRAYER TIME

Describe the living hope God gives us and spend time praising Him for it!

Pray for:

  • A cure (physically and spiritually)
  • Those in the medical field
  • Unity in our government and country
  • The CHURCH! Spiritual Awakening!
  • First Baptist Church of Huntsville
  • An opportunity to share with someone else the Living Hope God has given you!

SATURDAY | 3/28/20 | “A LIVING HOPE”

Read: 1 PETER 1:1-12

Pray for the Lord to speak to you through this passage!

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