1 Peter 1:1-12

 |  April 17, 2018

1 Peter 1:1-12

Observations on 1:1-2: elect (eklektois), exiles (parepidemois), dispersion (diasporas), foreknowledge (prognosin), sanctification (hagiasmo), obedience (hupakoen), “sprinkling” points to sacrifice, “… peace be multiplied…” (optative mood-possible regardless of existing conditions)

Preaching 1:3-9: “A Living Hope”

Main Idea: Because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, you can have a hope that never dies.

  1. A living hope rests in a supernatural power. (3)

“The resurrection is God’s ‘amen’ to Christ’s statement ‘It is finished.’” (S. L. Johnson)

  1. A living hope rests in a secure possession. (4)

four observations about the believer’s inheritance

  1. A living hope rests in a superior protection. (5)

the constant surveillance of omnipotence

  1. A living hope rests in a sensitized perspective. (6-7)

three observations about the believer’s trials

  1. A living hope rests in an unseen and incomparable person. (8-9)

Observations on 1:10-12: prophetic investigation- three searching words (exezetesan, exeraunesan, eraunontes), sufferings (pathemata) of Christ; apostolic proclamation-announced through the preaching of good news (euaggelisamenon); angelic contemplation-intense desire (epithumousin) and holy curiosity (parakupsai)

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