Stale. Fake. Dead. Dying. Faded. Worthless. Delusional. There are all kinds of hope in this world, but believers in Christ are born again into a living hope. Phil Wickham’s song “Living Hope” leads us straight to Scripture where we discover that a Living God gives us a Living Hope through a Living Savior.
The original recipients of 1 Peter needed assurance of their living hope as they were suffering greatly. Let’s explore it together.
On this week’s episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read and keep on reading
- Read an introduction to the entire book of the Bible you are studying
- Consult outside resources
- Make a list
- An introduction and outline of 1 Peter by J Vernon McGee – PDF of notes and outline
- Reading all the way through 1 Peter
- The theme of 1 Peter – the Christian hope in the time of trial
- J Vernon McGee teachings on 1 Peter – BlueLetterBible.com
- The Living God, our Living Hope, through our Living Savior – 1 Peter 1:3-5
- God’s call not to follow the culture – Jeremiah 10:3-5
- Jeremiah’s response calling God the living God – Jeremiah 10:10
- Making a list of the characteristics of the manmade idols vs. God’s characteristics in Jeremiah 10
- Our living hope comes after being born again – John 3:5-8
- Our living Savior Who bore our sins – 1 Peter 2:24
- The description of our living hope – 1 Peter 1:4-5
- Our proper response to the gift of our living hope – 1 Peter 1:13-16
- Our conduct reflecting our living hope – 1 Peter 1:22-23
- It is through Christ we believe in God – 1 Peter 1:21
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Watch the official music video below.
- Lyrics and chords – Essential Worship
- The Story Behind the Song “Living Hope” by Phil Wickham – Essential Worship
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