The powerful truth of believers’ eternal, living HOPE IN CHRIST is prominent throughout the letter of 1 Peter:
“…he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…” (1:3)
“…set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1:13)
“…always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you…” (3:15)
Not only is this living hope the blessed privilege of every child of God, but it is intended by God to arouse the curiosity of unbelievers, who sadly have no such hope.
With this in mind, let me encourage you to seize the opportunities of this Easter season to speak to your non-Christian friends and family about the hope found only in Jesus Christ. In particular, this coming Lord’s Day is a great opportunity to invite them to gather with us for Corporate Worship. I’m planning to preach from Acts 5:27-32, a passage that says much about the courageous hope that is found in our living Lord and Savior. We also have a number of printed materials that are helpful evangelistic resources, and these will be available for your use this Sunday as well.
As we grow in the knowledge and assurance of our hope in Christ, may we be all the more faithful in sharing the truth of the Gospel with those who yet live in hopelessness.
Rejoicing in Him with you,