Introduction - Living Hope
October 7, 2012 Speaker: Series: Living Hope
Topic: Personal Growth and Recovery Verse: 1 Peter 1:6–1:6
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.
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?
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?