I Peter 1:3-9
vs. 3-9 – Peter encourages them by telling them God has made provisions necessary for surviving
Supplies to spiritual survival
1. A Living Hope (vs. 3)
It is more like a conviction of faith.
It rests in Christ because Christ Himself is alive. (I Corinthians 15:20)
2. An Invaluable Inheritance (vs. 4)
No matter what we may lose in this life, we will gain a great inheritance in heaven.
This inheritance will never perish, spoil, or fade.
3. A Precious Faith (vs. 7)
Fire does not destroy gold, but removes the impurities from it.
Times of trial strengthen our faith by removing the pride and dependence on ourselves.
4. An Inexpressible Joy (vs. 8)
-the absolute assurance that God is there, that He loves us and has saved us, even though we have never seen Him.