Each of us is infected with a terminal case of sin leading to spiritual death. Yet, God provides us with the ultimate cure. As our study in First Peter continues on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes the gift of A Living Hope.
First Peter is a handbook for Christian Living. All of the foundations necessary for building lives of spiritual maturity are contained in these chapters. Peter’s readers were geographically scattered and in the face of all kinds of challenges, they needed to be theologically grounded. Jesus had given Peter the task of feeding and strengthening the sheep. This compelling, practical, vital letter is surely part of the response to that directive. Peter is clear about his purpose: to stimulate their faith, to assure them of the reliability of God’s word, and to encourage them to stand fast in God’s grace.
Peter’s assurance to those who belong to Christ is still a great encouragement today. In volume one of this series, Alistair Begg reminds Christians of our heavenly citizenship and calls listeners to continue growing in faith and hope in Christ through trials.
|Three Facts True of Every Christian||1 Peter 1:1-2|
|A Living Hope, Part One||1 Peter 1:3-5|
|A Living Hope, Part Two||1 Peter 1:3-9|
|Concerning this Salvation ...||1 Peter 1:10-16|
|Resident Aliens||1 Peter 1:17-25|
|Growing Up||1 Peter 2:1-3|
|Believing, Belonging, Behaving||1 Peter 2:1-1:10|
|The Precious Cornerstone||1 Peter 2:4-10|
Behold the superlative generosity of the Lord Jesus, for He has given us His all. Although a tithe of His possessions would have made a universe of angels, rich beyond all thought, yet He was not content until He had given us all that He had. It would have been surprising grace if He had allowed us to eat the crumbs of His abundance beneath the table of His mercy; but He will do nothing by half measures. He makes ...