Apr. 16, 2023
1 Peter 1:6-9
1. Rejoice (v. 6)
A. The “This” = HOPE
2. The Genuine Faith (v. 7)
A. By God’s measure
2 Corinthians 13:5-9
2 Timothy 2:15
B. Revelation of Jesus
2 Thessalonians 1:5-10
C. “Well Done”
1 Corinthians 4:5
3. The Substance and Result of Faith (vs. 8,9)
A. Even though you may not see Him
2 Corinthians 5:6-7
B. Inexpressible Joy
“Joy is the serious business of Heaven.” CS Lewis
This joy is because of hope based on the person of Jesus Christ and what He has done and will do.
1. Are you experiencing hope and joy in your life today? What is standing in the way of that hope and joy?
2. Is there a trial that you are facing right now that is challenging the very existence of hope in your life?
Follow UP in the Word through the Week…
Read: Acts 16:25-34
What caused the jailer to want to commit suicide? What was his request to Paul and his attitude by verse 34? How can this apply to your life today?
Read: Matthew 25:14-30
What is the faithfulness shown by these servants in this parable? What is the reward and what is the punishment? How should you live as a result?
Read: John 20:24-29
What was Thomas’ request? What was Jesus’ blessing given and how can that apply to your situation today?
Read: 2 Corinthians 5:6-7
What does it mean to walk by faith and not by sight? What are you walking towards and who are you walking with?
Read: Galatians 5:22-23
What fruit is described here? Where does the fruit come from? How is that fruit in your life right now?
Read: Matthew 6:19-21
Where are we encouraged to have our “treasure”? Where is your treasure today and are you frustrated by its condition?