Born Again to a Living Hope

April 5, 2013 - 7:54 PM

This week we begin an 8-week series through Peter's first epistle ("letter").  In the first section (1:1-12), Peter writes that we ("the Church") are "born again to a living hope".  The theme of the letter is to encourage us to be a people who truly flesh out what it means to be "the Church".  The Greek word for "church" literally means "called out ones".  We who have been given a new life ("born again") are given a "living hope" through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This is a fitting reminder on the heels of our Easter celebration and during this Easter Season which runs through Pentecost Sunday (May 19).  Peter writes later in the letter that we are "called out of darkness into his marvelous light".  I encourage you to come together this Sunday to consider how we might remember this calling and be a people of living hope in a world full of darkness.  
I'm looking forward to what God has ahead for us together!