We are excited to introduce you to Jen Wilkin’s latest study, 1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ.
Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ.
Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week.
We normally post an excerpt of the study here for you to read, but this study is a little bit different from many of our Bible studies. We’ll let Jen tell you about it.
Here’s an example of what a day in the study looks like:
Now look at 1:3-5.
What does it mean to be “born again to a living hope” (1:3)? Look up the following passages and note what each adds to your understanding of this phrase:
In what sense is our hope in God a “living hope”? What other forms of hope are there? How is our hope superior to those? Write your thoughts below.
What is our living hope (1:4)?
An __________________ that is__________________, __________________, and ________________________.
Where is it kept (1:4)? ____________________________________
Look up the following verses and note what each adds to your understanding of the nature of our inheritance in Christ:
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
1 John 3:1-3
Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, unfading. What are you seeking to inherit in this life?
Think about your desires and wants. List some of them below.
Which of the things above will not perish, spoil, or fade over time? How should this knowledge affect your priorities? Specifically, what priority do you need to change?
Rewrite 1:3-5 in your own words.
For a sample of the written study, a few teaching clips, and a promo video click here.