Podcast #193: “Happy Dance” by MercyMe

Joy Unspeakable in 1 Peter 1

I’ve always wondered why it is more acceptable to express our joy over a touchdown (in my case an LSU Tiger touchdown) than in our salvation. MercyMe’s new song, “Happy Dance,” challenges us to let our joy out!

Join me as we head over to 1 Peter to explore unspeakable joy.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
  • Reading epistles all the way through before taking them apart
  • How this letter is really to all Christians
  • Realizing my tendency to skip over the critical introduction to the letter – 1 Peter 1:3-5
  • Our hope is living because Jesus is living – 1 Peter 1:3
  • Our inheritance is given and protected for us – 1 Peter 1:4
  • Our salvation is only partially revealed – 1 Peter 1:5
  • Giving ourselves the margin to “greatly rejoice” in our salvation – 1 Peter 1:6
  • Our suffering is a means to an end – 1 Peter 1:7
  • Our unspeakable, inexpressible, glorious joy is because we are receiving the salvation of our souls – 1 Peter 1:8-9

 

 

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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch official video on YouTube below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Read 1 Peter all the way through. You may choose to take is slowly like I did and really pick apart the words of a small section. Or perhaps you will see the theme of suffering throughout the letter and still see how our unspeakable joy regarding our salvation trumps all.

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