February 18, 2018 | Sharad Yadav
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13-25 | Series: Lent 2018
In Peter’s letter scattered to the small Christian communities throughout Asia Minor (modern Turkey), he offered them the most crucial resource for survival needed by those undergoing great suffering – the hope of redemption. The Christian faith is symbolized by a cross – it makes no promises that believing in God or trusting in Jesus will insulate us from pain. But it provides the hope that our suffering can be redeemed, turned against itself and made to restore us and deepen our capacity to receive the infinite joy of God. In this section Peter tells us how to adopt a posture that is open to the work suffering can do, if we hold fast to our hope.