1 Peter 1:3-5
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…
I. CHRISTIAN HOPE IN THE EXCELLENCY OF ITS NATURE. Life's pathway strewn with withered hopes. Gold, pleasure, fame, etc., disappoint.
II. CHRISTIAN HOPE IN THE DIVINITY OF ITS SOURCE.
III. CHRISTIAN HOPE IN THE MEDIUM OF ITS PRODUCTION. Jesus, by His resurrection, the proof, pledge, and pattern of our future heavenly happiness.
IV. CHRISTIAN HOPE IN THE GLORY OF ITS OBJECT.
1. Vast "inheritance."
2. Righteous — gotten rightly and enjoyed rightly.
V. CHRISTIAN HOPE IN THE CERTAINTY OF ITS REALISATION.
(B. D. Johns.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,