September 20, 2020

Today’s Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…” 

1 Peter 1:3

Come to our Sunday Outdoor Worship Service OR Listen to Rev. Solomona’s sermon from today’s 10AM Sunday Worship Livestream on our Facebook Page,

Reflect on the Text Notes and Life Notes below with our Life Group Zoom, Mondays at 7:30PM.

Sermon Main Idea: Hope in Jesus gives us hope for living.

Text Notes:

  • Living hope was bought in the past (v.3)
    • The Resurrection is the receipt of God’s payment
      • What does it mean to be born into sin?
      • How does Jesus as our Living Hope open our eyes to our past?
  • Living hope is guaranteed for the future (v.4-5)
    • God protects the inheritance and inheritors
      • How does uncertainty about the future affect a person’s present?
      • What does a guaranteed future reveal about God’s character?
  • Living hope is active in the present (v.6-9)
    • Suffering in perspective; Jesus in focus
      • How does hope in Jesus impact our response to trials?

Life Notes: Focus on our Living Hope to live hope.

  • What are some ways in which we can live with hope?
  • How does focusing on Jesus make this possible?

Prayer: Sovereign Lord, You are my Living Hope. I praise You that through Your Son Jesus Christ my life is transformed completely and I am made new. Thank Your Sacrifice which allows me to live everyday with Your Hope. I pray that in all trials, You would refine and perfect my faith in You. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN.

Thru the Bible in a year (credit: Romans 5; 1 Samuel 14; Psalm 59