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Part 2 of 2 … Hopeful Living

By Angela Watkins,

Sunday School Lesson for May 5, 2013. Unit III. A Call to Holy Living. I Peter 1:3-12 (Devotional Reading Lamentations 3:19-24).
I Peter 1:3-12
Verses 3-5
Verse 3 … Duties To God; Thanksgiving; Thanksgiving for Christ & His Salvation
Verse 4 … Eschatology/Last Things; Heaven; Description of Heaven, An Inheritance Incorruptible
Verse 5 … Man Redeemed; Blessedness Of The New Life; Perseverance Unto the End … The Lord’s Love & Care for His Children
We do not nor or we operating on our own strength.
(I Corinthians 13:13; Hebrews 10:23; I Peter 3:15; Ephesians 2:2; Ephesians 1:18; 4:4; I Thessalonians 4:13; Colossians 1:27; I Timothy 1:1 – Reference Scriptures in the Sunday School Book)
Verses 6-7
Verse 6 … Trials & Persecutions; Conduct Under Persecution; Joy in Persecution
Verse 7 … Trials & Persecutions; Conduct Under Persecution; Steadfastness Rewarded
Christians/Saints of God become distressed by life;s struggles but we are not a people without hope. As believers our hope is in Christ.
Verses 8-12
Verse 8 … Man Redeemed; Faith; Immunities & Rewards of Faith, Blessedness & Joy …. Everlasting Life & Heaven Promised
Verse 9 … Eschatology/Last Things; Heaven; The Blessedness of Heaven, Salvation
Verse 10 … Man Redeemed; The New Covenant; Salvation Is by Grace … Scripture; Characteristics Of Scripture; Divinely Inspired
Verses 11,12 … Scripture; Characteristics Of Scripture; Divinely Inspired
I Peter (First Epistle of Peter)n was written by the apostle Simon Peter to:
1.Comfort & strengthen the Christians in a season of severe trial by fiery persecution.
2. Enforce the practical & spiritual duties involved in their calling.
3. To remove all doubt as to the soundness & completeness of the religion which they had received; for they had received of the knowledge & the power of the Lord Jesus Christ, to whose majesty & glory the apostle himself had been an eyewitness.
Lamentations 3:19-24
Verses 19,20,21 … Works of God; God’s Providence In Moral Discipline; Patient Endurance of Affliction
Verses 22,23 … God; Attributes Of God As Person; Mercy & Compassion
Verse 24 … Duties To God; Hope; Hope in God
Scripture reference used/taken from: KJV Topical Reference Bible; The International Teacher’s Bible Encyclopedia Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, & KJV New Devotional & Explanatory Family Bible
Angela Watkins, awatkins12@yahoo.com, Book Reviewer, Writer/Blogger, Researcher, Former Sunday School Teacher, http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com

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