The Greatest Hope Ever Offered

Christmas is a celebration of a living hope – the greatest hope ever offered. In part 6 of Christmas 2017: The Greatest Ever, Pastor Dan Cox reads from 1 Peter 1:3-25.

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Study Notes

Christmas is a celebration of the greatest…

  • story ever told
  • humility ever undertaken
  • love ever demonstrated
  • gift ever given
  • light that ever shone

Some context first…

Your Living Hope

  • originates in God’s mercy (v. 3)
  • is tied to the resurrection of Christ (v. 3)
  • includes eternal inheritance (v. 4)
  • is a powerful, protecting promise of final salvation (v. 5)
  • can bring joy in trials (vv. 6-9)
  • was prophesied by the OT saints (vv. 10-12)
  • fascinates the holy angels (v. 12)
  • calls for holy living and brotherly love (vv. 13-25)

The Greatest Hope Ever Offered

  • eternal life
  • actualized holiness
  • resurrection of the body
  • eternal inheritance
  • all things made new

Applying the Text

  • Do you have a living hope?
  • Are you learning to rejoice in trials?
  • Are you growing in holiness and brotherly love?