Exiles - Pursuing Future Hope
Now what? That’s the question burning in Jesus’ disciples mind at the beginning of the Book of Acts. Jesus lived, died and rose to forgive their sin and promise them eternal life. But now what? Jesus answers this question with three simple words: Be my witnesses! The Christian life is an exhilarating adventure of bearing witness of what we have seen, felt and experienced through the gospel of Jesus. The Book of Acts displays the Kingdom of God, in all its wonder, advancing by the power of the Holy Spirit through the planting of churches. All this activity stems from who Jesus has made us: His witnesses!
If we’re honest, we all know some degree of difficulty is coming for us in the future. In this passage, we see three keys for preparing for our future: knowing who we live for, looking further down the line, and looking outward.
Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering, Timothy Keller
1 Peter, Baker Exegetical Commentary, Karen Jobes
1 Peter, New American Commentary, Tom Schreiner
As followers of Jesus, the goal of our lives is to live so other see our good deeds and glorify God. In 1 Peter 3:1-7, Peter addresses how that goal transforms the pattern of our marriages.
1 Peter 3:1-7
New American Commentary, 1 Peter, by Tom Schreiner
Marriage on the Edge of Eternity by Francis Chan (article)
Peter writes his letter to encourage people who are no longer home where they are because they worship Jesus. In 1 Peter 1:1-12 he offers them the greatest possible hope: Though you’re not home, you can worship God now.
1 Peter: Baker Exegetical Commentary by Karen Jobes
1 Peter: New American Commentary by Tom Schreiner
1 Peter: Tyndale New Testament Commentary by Wayne Grudem