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the message. 1 peter 1:3-9. We need hope!. HOPE. Skill Ability Talent Resources. HOPE IS…. THE GOAL IS KEY TO HOPE. Both the Will to achieve a given goal and the pathways and strategies necessary to achieve that goal. Hope can exist if the goal….

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1 peter 1:3-9

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HOPE

SkillAbilityTalentResources

hope is
HOPE IS…

THE GOAL IS KEY TO HOPE

Both the

Will to achieve a given goal

and the

pathways and strategiesnecessary to achieve that goal

creates will necessary strategies

Hope can exist if

the goal…

(Creates will + necessary strategies)

…is real

…is comprehended

…is valuable & valued

…attainable

as a christ follower
As a Christ follower…

What is your big goal?

Is it real?

Do you comprehend it?

Is it valuable / valued by you?

Is it attainable?

1 peter
1 Peter

Written to give hope to Christians who were losing it.

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1 Peter 1:3

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

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1 Peter 1:4

and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you,

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1 Peter 1:5

who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

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Why?

Praise be

to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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A NEW FAMILY RELATIONSHIP

God has given us new birth into a living hope and into an inheritance.

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God has given us new birth into a living hope and into an inheritance.

VERSUS DESPAIR or DEAD/DYING HOPE

confession of sin s
CONFESSION OF SIN(S)

ALL: Merciful Father in heaven, I am altogether sinful from birth. In countless ways I have sinned against you and do not deserve to be called your child.

confession of sin s1
CONFESSION OF SIN(S)

ALL: I have not always kept my eyes on the eternal goal.

I have sometimes despaired.

I have sometimes harbored dead or dying hope

confession of sin s2
CONFESSION OF SIN(S)

ALL: But trusting in Jesus my Savior, I pray: Have mercy on me according to your unfailing love. Cleanse me from my sin and take away my guilt.

absolution forgiveness
ABSOLUTION (FORGIVENESS)

PASTOR: God, our Heavenly Father, has forgiven all your sins. By the perfect life and innocent death of our Lord Jesus Christ, he has removed your guilt forever.

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ABSOLUTION (FORGIVENESS)

PASTOR: He has given you a living hope. You are his own dear child. May God give you strength to live according to his will. AMEN.

living hope
Living hope…

…through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

into an inheritance
…into an inheritance…

New birth

- in heaven

- imperishable

- eternal

NOT NOW. THEN.

a better inheritance
A better inheritance…
  • It can never perish, spoil or fade
  • Kept in heaven for you
  • Your faith (and therefore your inheritance) is shielded by God’s power.
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1 Peter 1:6

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.

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1 Peter 1:7

These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—

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1 Peter 1:7

— may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

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1 Peter 1:8

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpress-ibleand glorious joy,

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1 Peter 1:9

for you are receiving the goalof your faith, the salvation of your souls.

rejoice
Rejoice…

… in spite of suffering!

…because of suffering! (It proves your faith is genuine.)

…because you see the true goal – the salvation of your soul.