Week 3: Sunday, 9/25/16
1 Peter 1:6-9
“Rejoicing in Difficult Days”
Last Sunday, College Park preached on 1 Peter 1:3-5 and it was crammed full of powerful, hope-giving truths. Pastor Joe Bartemus raised these excellent questions. They’re questions that not only lead us into the text but questions that can be asked today. They are meant to bring us back to what is true, firm, and unchanging. Who is in charge? Who am I? What does my future look like? A fourth one Joe threw in that I found helpful was, what is my hope? Similar to how a new swimmer can return to and hold onto the side of the pool for safety, security, and to regain their breath before diving back in, these questions point us to biblical truth about God and our relationship with him that steadies us on many days when we feel like we can barely tread water. God is in charge. I am a child of God. My future is certain, it is guaranteed and kept by God, and it includes an imperishable inheritance beyond what we can imagine.
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