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Suffering and Glory - 1 Peter 1:10-12

This is a sermon by Abraham Overvoorde from the Riverside Church service on 2nd May 2021.

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1 Peter 1 v 10-12 “Suffering & Glory” Handout

 

Intro: Searching

 

When we read in verse 10; “Concerning this salvation…, we have to look back and ask the question, what Salvation? – “Praise be to the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ!” v3

 

1. Partial Revelation (v10-11)

 

The prophets were inspired to speak about Salvation and the suffering that preceded it. They searched intently and with the greatest care, however they we not omniscient, there is much that we now know that they wished to know!

 

Psalm 22:7-19

 

Isaiah 53:4-11

 

2. Full Revelation (v12)

 

The prophets were preparing for a better time where there would be complete revelation, always pointing forward to the coming of the Messiah, now is that better time, we have the complete revelation of what Jesus Christ has done on the cross.

 

  • Peter finally gets it and has a new fervour for the gospel.

 

  • We shouldn’t be surprised when suffering comes. “Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.2 - We must remember that it will be well worth it with the hope of heaven to come.

 

3. Glory Revealed

 

Lord of the Rings - Aragorn

 

“Even Angels long to look into this”- The incredible drama of salvation is something we, as God’s privileged people are part of.

 

 

“The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love.”

Let’s make Jesus the object of our love.

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