Hope for Hard Times
The Goal of Faith: The Salvation of Our Soul
1 Peter 1:3-12
What is the most valuable and essential reality in our world?
What does the salvation of your soul look like/live like now?
1. Salvation provides the only real reason for joy in this troublesome world (1:3-5).
Praise God for giving new birth to spiritually dead people—“born again.”
- From dead desperation to living hope
- An inheritance not available to just anybody
- Gripped forever in God’s power to save
2. God employs trouble to enrich the salvation faith of those who truly belong to Christ (1:6-9).
Fiery trials are necessary in the process of upgrading the carats of your faith.
- Love Jesus more
- Trust Jesus more
- Enjoy the backfill of future glory
- Receive the goal of your faith-salvation of your soul
3. This salvation has historic and supernatural credentials (1:10-12).
We live in the most exciting era in all of redemptive history—the church age!
- The ancients longed to experience this era and prophesied with total precision
- The angels long to learn and watch the plan of redemption come together.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF YOUR FAITH?