What a Privileged People We Are
1 Peter 1
By Stephen McIlroy
In 1 Peter 1 the Apostle writes to first century Christians who were scattered across Asia Minor because of persecution. Acknowledging the challenges they face, he encourages them to focus on the hope they have in Jesus and reminds them that they have now received the salvation that the Old Testament prophets so eagerly awaited.
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We read in 1 Peter 1:1-3,
‘Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. Read more…