What’s Love Got To Do With It?

“22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for “All flesh is like grass and all…

The Importance of Hope

“13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also…

Great News Worth Looking Into

“Concerning this salvation …” (1 Peter 1:10a)“Acerca de esta salvación…” (1 Peter 1:10a) What Has Been Covered Up ‘Til Now:Que Ha Estado Ocultado Hasta Ahora: “3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection…

Testing Through Trials

“6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus…

Living Hope

1 Peter 1:3-51 Pedro 1:3-5 Four Pronouncements of Hope:Cuatro Pronunciamientos de Esperanza: Peter’s prayer  of praise sounds very similar to the Hebrew prayer called Shemoneh ‘Esreh, which means eighteen blessings, which is divided into three general types:La oración de alabanza de Pedro suena muy similar a la oración hebrea llamada Shemoneh ‘Esreh, que significa dieciocho bendiciones, que…

The God of HEaven and Hardships

“1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood. May grace and peace be multiplied to you.” (1…

The Gift of Love

“1 At that time, Augustus Caesar sent an order to all people in the countries that were under Roman rule. The order said that they must list their names in a register. 2 This was the first registration taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And everyone went to their own towns to be…

The Gift of Joy

“1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our…

The Gift of Peace

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1) “Por tanto, habiendo sido justificados por la fe, tenemos paz para con Dios por medio de nuestro Señor Jesucristo” (Romanos 5:1)  Peace with God: the Need, the Way, the RequirementPaz con Dios: la necesidad, el camino,…