9/25/22 – A Living Hope – part 2
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
1 Peter 1:3
Living Hope is anchored in the past – Jesus rose from the dead (Mt 28:6)
Living Hope continues in the present – Jesus is alive (Colossians 3:1)
Living Hope endures throughout the future – Jesus promises eternal, resurrection life (John 3:16, 4:14, 5:24, Romans 6:22, 1 Cor 15:23)
The believer’s living hope is solid and secure: “We who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us”. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus having become a High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek” (Hebrews 6:18-20)
Follow up questions – for home study
Begin by reciting last week’s memory verse – 1 Peter 1:6-7
Opening: How does the feast of trumpets relate to the “snatching away” or “rapture” of the church?
Read/Review 1 Peter 1:10-25
1. Recall three Old Testament verses or events which foreshadowed the death or resurrection of Jesus Christ. 
2. Peter exhorts (strongly encourages) the new believers how to behave in the midst of temptation and persecution. List a few “nuggets” from v 13-16 and verse 22.
Be__________________________ (sensible, focused on Jesus, and serious about studying the Word of God. 
Rest your _________________________ fully upon the grace of Jesus Christ.
Be _____________________________  children, not conforming yourself to the former ways.
Be ___________________! (set apart for the purposes of God) and ________________
one another fervently with a pure heart. 
Pray for one another! Memorize 1 Peter 1:3