1 Peter 1
- Why we should be encouraged
- How we can have a living hope
- Why we should embrace trials
- How we can be sure that we are saved
- “Inexpressible and glorious” joy
- The goal of our faith, the importance of that goal and why it is important
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,
but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.1 Peter 1:18-21
Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it! Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb! Redeemed through His infinite mercy, His child, and forever, I am. Redeemed, and so happy in Jesus No language my rapture can tell. I know that the light of His presence, With me does continually dwell I think of my blessed Redeemer, I worship Him all the day long. I sing, for I cannot be silent! His love is the theme of my song. I know I shall see in His beauty, The King in whose law I delight, Who lovingly guards my footsteps, And gives to me songs in the night. Refrain: Redeemed, redeemed, Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Redeemed, redeemed! His child, and forever, I am.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.Ephesians 1:7
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.1 Peter 2:24
Verse 18 – “the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers”
Do a self-examination yourself:
Verse 19 – “with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect”
Doctrine of “Substitutionary Atonement”
“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom *for* many.”Matthew 20:28
“for” is the preposition “anti” and means “instead of” or in “place of”
Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.Genesis 22:13
“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!John 1:29
Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.Revelation 5:11-14
“Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.Acts 2:22-24
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.Romans 5:6
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.Matthew 28:18
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.Ephesians 1:11-12
The blessing of redemption: faith and hope in God
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”Acts 4:12
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.Acts 4:13
As Christians we have the answer to lost hope and faith, so what are we going to do about it?
Thought to Go:
“He who breathes into our hearts the heavenly hope, will not deceive or fail us when we press forward to its realization.”Anonymous