Biblical hope depends on Jesus because he gives “living hope” through his resurrection. Our mortal lives fade and die, as he also died, but the life of Jesus is indestructible. He is alive and always offering unending, incorruptible life with him. We begin entering this hopeful way of life when we stop trusting in the world’s fear-based advice about how to survive, and start trusting in Jesus’ love-based invitation to come alive in him.

Read: 1 Peter 1:3-5

Reflection and Discussion Questions:

What stands out to you as you read this passage?

Do you notice how this passage is an expression of praise addressed to God? How can this passage help us understand what it practically means to praise God?

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