“A Living & Eternal Hope”

1 Peter 1:3-5

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 

4 to obtain an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, having been kept in heaven for you, 

5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.


Scripture Referenced:

John 6:37

John 10:27—29

2 Corinthians 4:16—18



“At death believers’ hope becomes reality as they enter the glorious presence of God and the full, unhindered, joyous fellowship with the Trinity, the angels, and the other saints.”  (Dr. John MacArthur)


“Those who are suffering persecution in Asia Minor are not dashed to the ground by their troubles.  They look to the future with the sure confidence that inestimable blessing awaits them.  Nor is their confidence baseless superstition.  It is grounded in and secured by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Their hope, in other words, is the hope of resurrection, triumph over death; hence, whatever happens to them in this world is trivial compared to the blessing of the future resurrection.”  (Thomas R. Schreiner)


“None of the ravages of time or the evils of sin can touch the believer’s inheritance because it is in a timeless, sinless realm.”  (Dr. John MacArthur)


“1 Pet 1:5 contains a glorious promise. God’s power protects us because His power is the means by which our faith is sustained.”  (Thomas R. Schreiner)