Evening Celebration sermon: How Can I Hope? New Birth! (1 Peter 1:3-5, 22-25)
Maybe COVID-19 has meant you’ve lost a lot. Maybe health. Maybe family. Maybe work. Maybe mental stability. You’re reeling. The people Peter writes his first letter had lost everything. Not to a global pandemic, but to brutal persecution. Homes, gone. Inheritance, gone. Everything they knew, gone. But Peter reminds them that though their hands may be empty and their earthly futures may be grim, in Jesus they could be full of hope and have an eternal future that is glorious.