Dr. Montia Setzler, Lead Pastor
September 11, 2016
Series: Enduring Grace – Hope, Attitude, and Courage
God’s Enduring Grace
1 Peter 1:1–2 (HCSB)
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ: To the temporary residents dispersed in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father and set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with the blood of Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
1 Peter 5:12–14 (HCSB)
I have written you this brief letter through Silvanus (I know him to be a faithful brother) to encourage you and to testify that this is the true grace of God. Take your stand in it! 13 The church in Babylon, also chosen, sends you greetings, as does Mark, my son. 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
- INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF 1 PETER
- Author and Date
- Context of the Book
- Purpose and Themes of the Book
- THE GRACE GIVEN FOR OUR HOPE
- We were chosen by the Father
- We have been set apart for obedience by the Spirit
- We have been forgiven by the blood of the Son
- THE GRACE GIVEN FOR OUR COURAGE
- God’s grace promises encouragement
- God’s grace produces hope
- God’s grace provides our courage to stand
The message of 1 Peter is one of God’s grace producing such hope in us that we can have the right attitude as Christians, learning to live with one another, developing courage as we face persecution.