Joy In Trials (1 Peter 1:6-7)

Elect Exiles

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Christians can remain joyful in the midst of trials when we remember

  • the Promise of Eternal Treasures and,
  • the Purpose of Temporary Trials.

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Happy Birthday Elect Exiles! (1 Peter 1:3-5)

Elect Exiles

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Peter tells a struggling, persecuted church that he has good news, good news, and good news:

1. Birthday Party

We have been born again according to God’s great mercy! That’s a cause to celebrate!

2. Birthday Present

We have an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven for us!

3. Birthday Promise

You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time!

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In the comments below, what part of the good news from 1 Peter 1:3-5 is most encouraging to you today?

To Those Who Are Elect Exiles (1 Peter 1:1-2)

Elect Exiles

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Peter’s greeting to the “temporary residents” or the “elect exiles” is one of the most theologically rich greetings in the New Testament. If this greeting were in a modern email form, it might look like this:

FROM: Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ

TO: The elect exiles in Asia Minor.

CC: The Father, Son, and Spirit and You and Me.

  • The Father chose us according to His foreknowledge
  • The Spirit sanctifies us
  • The Son sprinkles us with His blood

SUBJECT: May Grace and Peace Be Multiplied To You

The body of this “email” explains how the grace and peace of God is multiplied to a suffering church and to persecuted believers.

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Final Thought

In the comments below, how can we continue to “praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” in the midst of suffering and persecution?