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Week 50 Day 4
It's good to hear from Peter again
I like his use of the word "pilgrim"
He writes to pilgrims not saints
who were scattered and
had to flee their homes in Jerusalem
because of persecution
To ease their pain he tells them about heaven
a place reserved for them
no one can take it away from you
even suffering has its benefits.
You will see references to familiar names in this section
These leaders of the early church were not in competition
but rather supported
and aided each other
each one secure enough in their calling
to be co-workers
going into all the world
teaching preaching healing baptizing
in the uniting name of Jesus.
CHOSEN, SCATTERED, PURIFIED
Renewed by suffering, thankful for God's mercies,
and full of hope.
I Peter 1 & 2
1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the pilgrims of the
Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia:
2Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again
to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from
the dead, 4to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, that
does not fade away and is reserved in heaven for you, 5who
are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation
which is ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a while you have
been grieved by various trials, 7that the genuineness of your
faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though
it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at
the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8whom having not seen you love.
Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice
with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9receiving the end of
your faith--the salvation of your souls.
13Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your
hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the
revelation of Jesus Christ.
18Know that you were not redeemed with corruptible
things, like silver or gold, 19but with the precious blood of
Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20He
indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world,
but was manifest in these last times for you 21who through
Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead.
22Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth
through the Spirit, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
23having been born again, not of corruptible seed but
incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides
forever, 24because "All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of
man as the flower of the grass. Grass withers, and its flower
falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever." Now
this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.
1Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy,
envy, and all evil speaking, 2as newborn babes, desire the pure
milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3if indeed you
have tasted that the Lord is gracious. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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