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Dr. Jim Bradford | LIVING LIKE EXILES - Hope that Goes the Distance

Dr. Jim Bradford | LIVING LIKE EXILES - Hope that Goes the Distance

January 8, 2023 | Dr. Jim Bradford | LIVING LIKE EXILES - Hope that Goes the Distance

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1301 N Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO 65802, USA

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 10:45 AM

I Peter 1:1a
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ...
I Peter 1:1b ...To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia...
Thomas R. Schreiner, The New American Commentary Believers are exiles, not because they are displaced from their homeland. Many people in the Greco-Roman world no longer lived in their place of origin. Believers are exiles because they suffer for their faith in a world that finds their faith off-putting and strange.
Hope that Goes the Distance
I Peter 1:3-4a
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In 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 can never perish, spoil or fade.
I Peter 1:3-4a
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In 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 can never perish, spoil or fade.
Hope that Goes the Distance

> Hope when we're vulnerable
I Peter 1:4b-5
...This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
Hope that Goes the Distance

> Hope when we're vulnerable

> Hope when we're hurting
The Stockdale Paradox
“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”
Going the Distance with Hope
I Peter 1:12b
...Even angels long to look into these things.
Thomas R. Schreiner, The New American Commentary
Believers are exiles, not because they are displaced from their homeland. Many people in the Greco-Roman world no longer lived in their place of origin. Believers are exiles because they suffer for their faith in a world that finds their faith off-putting and strange.
Thomas R. Schreiner, The New American Commentary Believers are exiles, not because they are displaced from their homeland. Many people in the Greco-Roman world no longer lived in their place of origin. Believers are exiles because they suffer for their faith in a world that finds their faith off-putting and strange.

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