Apr 2017, Christ Mountain Top, Easter 3
116 (call to worship)
Peter 1.10-25 (message)
– based on being “born again to a living hope” – SET YOUR HOPE (the imperative
in the passage). Participles are “preparing mind for action” and “gird up your
loins”. Both reflection and action are part of setting our hope.
Peter 1:11 the sufferings
destined for Christ and the subsequent glory.
Peter 1:21 Through him you have
come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that
your faith and hope are set on God.
message of prophets: who God is has direct implications for who we are!
– purified people
– genuine mutual love
God – holy people
news – hopeful people
theme: “Living Word”
this section with the Word of God
life” (2 Cor 3.6)
Word of God: either
inspired by the Spirit, it is to be heard through the Spirit, 1 Cor 2.13, 2 Tm
coming to life
is the word that was preached to you” (1.25, NIV)
Born again by a living word (new life, new creation)
Set our hope by the prophetic message (focus, direction).
Twice in this passage refers to Jesus’ “destiny”.
that give life (new birth/beginnings):
birth is new creation
that focus and direct (set your hope/ends):
his pleasure” Eric Liddel
Commentary on 1 Peter, by David L. Bartlett