I look forward to beginning a new message series on Sunday. We will be beginning a study of 1 Peter. We will call our study “Living Hope.” This is a powerful phrase that occurs in 1 Peter 1:4. The author of 1 and 2 Peter is the apostle Peter that we are familiar with in the Gospels and Acts. During the ministry of Jesus, no other person is more important to the story than Peter. Peter desired to make the point that, as believers, they are strangers in this world. Their beliefs are foreign. Here is where the book begins to take on a contemporary application for the modern day believer in Christ. We also are strangers in this world. Our beliefs are foreign to the world around us. Our beliefs, desires, and habits of holiness are often thought of as foreign and silly among an unbelieving world. But, whatever our problem, pain, or even persecution, we have a Savior, who is our Living Hope! Let’s dig into this important topic. Take some time between now and Sunday and read this book. We will focus Sunday on the first 12 verses.
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