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A Hopeful Generation

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04.19.20 | Scattered

A Hopeful Generation

Noel Heikkinen

1 Peter 1:1-7

Our grief, trials, and current sufferings are very real, but they’re not the end of the story. Are you holding on to hope in the midst of this season? Pastor Noel Jesse Heikkinen kicks off our series in 1 Peter by reminding us that we are not just scattered as the present day church, but we are scattered as citizens of Heaven here on earth. It is in Heaven, and through Christ, that we have a living and eternal hope.

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Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ:
To those chosen, living as exiles dispersed abroad in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.
1 Peter 1:1

Chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient and to be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ.
May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
1 Peter 1:2

He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was revealed in these last times for you.
1 Peter 1:20

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.
1 Peter 1:3-4

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, unless someone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 3:3

You are being guarded by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials so that the proven character of your faith—more valuable than gold which, though perishable, is refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:5-7