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1 Peter 1:3-5 – Stand Firm in the Protection of Your Future Salvation

Three reasons you can be absolutely sure that your future salvation is secure
I. Reason #1 – Because of God’s Regeneration, which Makes You Qualified
to Receive the Inheritance (1 Peter 1:3)
A. You were given this living hope by spiritual birth…

B. You were spiritually born on the basis of God’s great saving mercy…
(cf. Jam. 1:18; Jn. 1:12-13)

C. You were spiritually born by your union with Christ in His resurrection…
(cf. Eph. 2:5; Jn. 11:25-26; Rom. 6:9)

II. Reason #2 – Because of God’s Preservation of Your Inheritance
(1 Peter 1:4)
A. What it is (cf. Heb. 12:22; Jn. 14:2; Rev. 2:7; Rev. 21-22; Heb. 11:13-16)

B. How God made it

C. Where God keeps it

III. Reason #3 – Because of God’s Protection Ensuring You’ll Get Your
Inheritance (1 Peter 1:5)
A. What kind of protection this is

B. How God protects you

C. How far God protects you

IV. Closing Applications: What should be our response?
A. #1 – __ God for it (v. 3a)

B. #2 – ___ in it (v. 6a)

C. #3 – __ your hope on it (v. 13)

Discussion Questions
1) How full-proof is the security of a Christian’s future salvation? Review and discuss all the
aspects of security that the Apostle Peter indicates in 1 Peter 1:3-5.
2) In a culture dominated by materialism, how should knowing that we have a future
incorruptible inheritance affect a Christian’s view of money and possessions in this life?
3) How has this passage both excited you about where you’re heading, and increased your
confidence that you’ll get there?
4) What are some practical ways we can learn to fix our hope on our living hope and rejoice in
it and thank God for it?