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Apr. 16, 2023

1 Peter 1:6-9


1. Rejoice (v. 6)

A. The “This” = HOPE

Luke 10:21-22

Acts 16:25-34

Jude 1:24

B. Trials

James 1:12-15

Genesis 22:1

Numbers 14:20-24

Matthew 5:11-12

2. The Genuine Faith (v. 7)

A. By God’s measure

2 Corinthians 13:5-9

2 Timothy 2:15

James 1:2-4

B. Revelation of Jesus

2 Thessalonians 1:5-10

C. “Well Done”

Matthew 25:21

1 Corinthians 4:5

3. The Substance and Result of Faith (vs. 8,9)

A. Even though you may not see Him

John 20:24-29

2 Corinthians 5:6-7

B. Inexpressible Joy

Joy is the serious business of Heaven.” CS Lewis

Galatians 5:22-23

This joy is because of hope based on the person of Jesus Christ and what He has done and will do.

Matthew 6:19-21


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?