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Peter has given much encouragement and comfort to suffering Christians throughout this first letter. Now, as he brings the letter to a close, he makes sure that he imparts some final practical wisdom for their lives......and for ours too.
Many consider hope a distinctly Christian virtue. Unlike the myth of progress or mania of pessimism, which our rampant in our anxious age, Christian hope anchors the soul and elevates the body. The reason is simple: Christian hope is rooted in Jesus' resurrection, which guarantees His return and restoration of all things. Hope brings heaven into the here/now. The sermon closes with several suggestions on how to live heaven as we wait.
There are many circumstances that can cause anxiety and fear in our lives. As disciples of Christ, we should ultimately put our faith in Him to provide for us even in times of great difficulty, knowing that He has already given us the greatest gift in salvation. We can be stewards of the gifts that God grants us by giving our time, effort, and wealth in working for His Kingdom!
Looking at what it means to receive the peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, a peace extended by invitation and a peace far greater than any earthly peace.
The world is a mess. Violent storms and mean voices fill the streets. Religion has contributed. Every accident, misfortune, slight, or moment of shame imprints our hope for God's full restoration of all things. The Hebrew word for this restoration was peace. Typically the word conjures up white flags and inside voices. According to the Bible, peace is something greater. It envisions the reign of Jesus (Is. 9, 11) and rest of the Holy Spirit; the end of rebellion (against God) and bitterness (toward others). As such, peace is worth fighting for--to seek, to take, to make, to keep.
With some much uncertainty in life, it is easy to give into worry and anxiety. Yet, this is not what Jesus wants for us. Listen as pastor Lance Parrott calls us to heart Jesus' command to be anxious and helps us understand how we can practically obey from day to day.