Evolution of Faith
April 8, 15, 22, 29
A series on 1 Peter 1, unpacking the blessings of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and our explosive new life in him, contrasted with the bland, too-used-it, born and raised faith that many people inherit from their families.
April 8 - Living Hope
Everyone wants hope, the firm belief that something better is coming. That’s exactly what Easter brings. The resurrection of Jesus gives us a “new birth into a living hope,” raising us from dead end “hopes” and giving us something to live for.
April 15 - Filthy Rich
Peter praises God for the riches of the inheritance of God’s kids, riches that can’t fade, riches that are kept in heaven and shielded by God’s power. When we were reborn into God’s family, we became filthy rich with spiritual blessings.
April 22 - From the Ashes
Life in God’s family is not pain free. Peter is honest about suffering, grief, and “all kinds of trials.” But he also tells us God’s plan for our pain—to refine us and lead us to a greater desire to see God face to face.
April 29 - Inexpressible Joy
Too often Christians see joy as something that has to wait until heaven. But Peter tells us that we can be filled with an inexpressible right here and right now as faith fills us with the joy of knowing Jesus as our Savior.