Living Hope

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 caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...
1 Peter 1:3-9

1 Peter 1:3-9think about it.
What is Peter's reason to rejoice or bless God? How do we get our "living hope"? What else comes with that (1:4-5)? How does this living hope help you face difficulties each day (1:6-9)? Would you say that you live out this hope each day?

the blog.
Powerful words from Peter today all about the living hope we have right now, in the present, as followers of Christ. I've been a Christian a long time (asked Jesus into my heart when I was 8). I know what it means for me to be saved. But sometimes I need a little reminder and I got a wonderful one when I reached verse 4 and these words, "an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you..." Absolutely awesome!

So if you're like me and haven't given a lot of thought to our living hope as of late, I encourage you to take a few minutes and do that today. Then let's consider these things together: What does having a living hope mean for us? How we can make the most of knowing that we have that imperishable, undefiled and unfading inheritance Peter tells us about? Tami W.

P.S. This week's studies on Back to the Bible are all about Hope for the New Year. So why don't you join Dr. Kroll and me for this uplifting and encouraging week of messages? 

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