Long-Awaited Wonder

Series: The Foreigners | Week 1: Travel Plans

Read 1 Peter 1:9-12

1. What did the prophets want to know?
2. Who talked to the prophets?
3. What did they learn in advance?

The recipients of Peter’s letter were displaced, but they were reminded of all the reasons they could look ahead with joy and hope. One of those reasons was the salvation of their souls. Today’s passage not only explains the sacrifice of Jesus’ suffering and the salvation it would bring, but also the wonder and privilege of experiencing it firsthand.

Thousands of years ago, prophets were given glimpses of the Messiah. Now in Peter’s day and our day as well, we can receive His salvation for ourselves. Jesus not only suffered, but He was raised to life, all so we can have hope for this life and the next. It’s a privilege so huge that even the angels in heaven are eagerly watching.

Have you fully grasped the wonder of Jesus’ sacrifice for you? How does it change the way you act and think as you interact with the world around you? Take some time now to thank God for allowing you to live in this time in history. Thank Him for His sacrifice, and let Him renew your wonder.

*If you haven’t made a decision to follow Jesus yet, you can do that today. Let us know at tpcc.org/Jesus so we can come alongside you in your next steps.

Want to go deeper? Read this article for some of the prophetic references to Jesus in the Old Testament. How do these prophecies speak to you today?

**TPCC does not necessarily endorse all “Want to go deeper” sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

The Foreigners