It’s All About Jesus

It’s All About Jesus

All of the blessings of the new covenant are bound up in Christ and represented by baptism, and are received by grace through faith. As Christ preached in the days of Noah, so He preaches in our day to come to Him and be saved. 

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit (1 Peter 3:18, NKJV).

Peter begins his letter by identifying himself as an apostle of Jesus Christ. His first words in the body of his letter have to do with God’s mercy in Christ and the living hope that is found in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Peter will close his epistle with the benediction: “Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus.” Jesus is the subject and focal point throughout.

So it is no surprise that Peter in addressing our conduct as aliens and sojourners brings to bear an overarching view of Jesus Christ. He offers three vantage points.

Jesus is our redemption and our reconciliation.

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