Your Hope – God’s Grace Brings Eternal Life

Put your hope in God because He is loving, faithful, and able to save you! What do you hope for?

STM Bible Lesson

Picture of waterfall at the beach for the your hope bible lesson

put your hope in God’s grace

1 Peter 1:13

So, gather your thoughts together for action, take control of yourselves and focus your hope completely on God’s unearned favor [grace], which will be brought to you by Jesus Christ when He returns. (AUV)

Your hope in God’s grace and the promise of eternal life is to have no doubts that it will happen. Jesus tells us to ‘Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven1.

Keys leading to 1 Peter 1:13

Peter’s message of hope pairs with Paul’s to the church at Rome. Paul said (Romans 8:24), ‘For we are saved by hope3‘. This brief outline gives the highlights of Peter’s point.

  • Your new birth gives you hope of life that never ends. Reserved for you in heaven [1 Peter 1:3-4].
  • By faith, you can expect to live in God’s home forever. It is the saving of your soul [1 Peter 1:5 and 9].
  • Heaven is the glory that will follow your sufferings2 [1 Peter 1:11].

Hope is…

What is hope? Hope gives you something to look forward to, to strive for or seek after. You can set a goal to achieve the desired end and be excited as you get close to the goal.

Your target must be something that you can reach. Otherwise, there will be little or no hope. Does it make sense to aim for what you do not believe you can get? That would be hopeless. Again I urge you to put your hope in God.

Your hope is…

So what do you hope for? A new car, better job, or a home? Or do you want to live forever with the Lord? Jesus promised to give you a life that does not end.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life [John 3:16 (KJV)].

You, child of God, can expect eternal life because of this promise and God’s grace (Ephesians 2:8). Now is not the time to stop believing in this promise. Since you worship and trust God. Let His promise of heaven (eternal life) be your hope.

Blessings to you and your loved onesβ€”β™₯ Tim.

Related Bible studies/lessons:

What We Hope For || Maintaining a Positive Attitude

See what is available on the Sound Truth Ministry website.

Reference Scriptures

Note: parenthesis (#) enclose the key verses.

1 Peter 1:3-21 (3-5, 9, 11, and 13); Romans 5:12-21 (20-21). 1 Matthew 5:1-12 (12) and Luke 6:20-26 (23). 2 Similar to Christ’s suffering and entering into glory; read Luke 24:13-27 (25-27). 3 Romans 8:18-30 (24)



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