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Summary: Peter statement that our "hope" is not built upon the temporal, "not seeing" or the human senses are of the flesh but our love for Jesus exist in the spirit. the love the repentant heart has developed a love for Christ through the Spirit

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Text: 1 Peter 1:8-12 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 receiving the end of your faith — the salvation of your souls. 10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. 12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven — things which angels desire to look into. NKJV

Big Idea: Christians can experience overwhelming joy, (especially in times of trial) through our relationship with Jesus Christ.

Introduction: Peter statement that our "hope" is not built upon the temporal, "not seeing" or the human senses which are of the flesh but our love for Jesus exist in the spirit. the love the repentant heart has developed a love for Christ through the Spirit. Jesus told to the woman of Samaria that her relationship with God was to be connected to a place or through the use of our senses but we would worship God in the Spirit. The love that is a developed through use of our senses is shallow and temporary. It is but a shallow heart that can tell its treasures. "He is a poor man who can count his flock," says a proverb. All deep emotions pass beyond speech. The deepest love can but "love and be silent." The great river slides along with equable and noiseless motion, while the brook chatters among its pebbles. The Christian joy is not in need of laughter, nor of words, nor of any outward signs. Mirth is noisy; deep joy is calm, gave, still. It sits at the Master's feet, and moves not in its deep restfulness; only the light in the eyes and the holy glow on the still face tell the depth of the blessedness. Earth's joys are the crackling of thorns; Christian joy burns steadily.

(from The Pulpit Commentary, Electronic Database. Copyright © 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)

John 4:23-24 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." NKJV

Peter states that his readers were rejoicing "with joy inexpressible and full of glory." At the center of this overwhelming joy was their relationship with Christ. According to Peter we find this joy through:

1. Waiting for Jesus

"Jesus Christ. . . .whom having not seen. . . .Though now you do not see Him."

Peter states that his readers were rejoicing "with joy inexpressible and full of glory." At the center of this overwhelming joy was their relationship with Christ. According to Peter we find this joy through:


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