1 Peter 1:13-21

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He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you, who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
— 1 Peter 1:21

Sermon Notes:

  • When God is the source of your faith for SALVATION, you can make Him the object of your hope for SANCTIFICATION.
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
— 2 Corinthians 3:18
There is nothing quite so nauseating or pathetic as the flesh trying to be holy...
— Ian Thomas
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
— 1 John 3:2
  • When God is the source of your faith through REDEMPTION, you can make Him the object of your hope for ADOPTION.
Hope itself is like a star—not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.
— Charles Spurgeon
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
— Romans 8:22-25
  • When God is the source of your faith though the RESURRECTION, you can make Him the object of your hope for SALVATION.
‘Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.’
— John 17:24