The Miracle of RedemptionMay 24, 2020 / 1:
The Miracle of Redemption
Surviving Times of Suffering
1 Peter 1:17-21
These verses are the heart of the gospel. The only way anyone can have the hope of eternal life is through believing in the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ. If we have listened to the message of salvation in Christ, responded to that message, turned from our sin (repented) and trusted in and relied on the Lord Jesus for salvation, then we are God’s children.
“Open my eyes that I might behold wonderful things in your law.” Psalm 119:18
1. The judgment of God (v. 17)
2 Corinthians 5:10
The word “recompensed” is better than the word “judged” because the idea is “to judge in order is to find something .”
The word “foreigner” means to be living permanently in a land while being a citizen of another land.
Why would genuine disciples of Jesus fear the ever-changing sands of culture when our God is the ?
We are .
“. . . You must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.” 1 Peter 3:15
When we hope in God and trust Him, we will be able to best reflect the .
2. The (vv. 18-21)
“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” John 14:26
a. Redemption (vv. 18, 19)
The word “redeemed” is a very important word that means ‘ransomed.’ It’s the idea that someone has paid a huge price to get you out of a .
The blood of Christ doesn’t refer to the fluid in His body, but to the whole of His redemptive death.
The word “” is the primary term the New Testament uses to refer to the atonement.
Atonement: the reconciliation of God and humankind through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.
b. Revelation (v. 20)
God sent His Son for you and raised His Son as sure evidence that .
c. Resurrection (v. 21)
It’s the resurrection that is the ground .
1 Corinthians 15:14
The is to go to the foot of the cross of Jesus.
What should be our response?
· Start each day by renewing your sense of
· REFOCUS ON CHRIST throughout the day.
“Keep your eyes on Jesus – study how he did it, because He never lost sight of where he was headed and nothing got in his way: cross, shame, whatever.” Hebrews 12:1, 2
Memory verse: “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” 1 Peter 1:18, 19
Read 1 Peter 1:1-21. In verse 17, why did Peter tell these believers to live as strangers “in reverent fear”?
In what situations do you tend to feel like a stranger?
What would you say it means to live like a stranger in this world?
Read 1 Peter 1:1-21. In verse 17, Peter connects two facets of God’s nature—He is our Father as well as our impartial Judge. What does each of these aspects of who God is, mean to you?
Read 1 Peter 1:17-21. Describe the slavery from which Christ redeemed you personally (v. 18). For instance, how was your own life “empty” — “futile” —before submitting to Jesus?
Read 1 Peter 1:17-21. What important truths do verses 18-21 teach about . . .
According to verses 18 and 19, with what are believers redeemed?
Read 1 Peter 1:17-21. “For you know that” of “knowing that” in verse 18 implies that verses 18-21 should motivate us to live in godly fear. Why should knowing these verses move us to seek holiness?
When was Christ chosen and revealed? Why? See verse 20.
Read 1 Peter 1:17-21. Work on your memory verse. According to verse 21, what did these readers believe?