2017-04-30 — Faith Refined As Hope Expects

Church Year: Easter 3:
Date: April 30, 2017

Theme: Faith Refined As Hope Expects

– 1 Peter 1:3-9

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 210 : The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done Hymnary.org link
WS 728 : Christ is Living Hymnary.org link
TLH 427 : How Firm a Foundation Hymnary.org link
TLH 189 : He is Arisen! Glorious Word! Hymnary.org link

Theme: Faith Refined As Hope Expects

1 Peter 1:3-9 (Listen)

Born Again to a Living Hope

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (ESV)