In a fallen world, how is it that unbelieving men and women are capable of great acts of kindness, can experience a measure of joy and happiness, and possess wonderful skills and talents? Why does God cause “his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45)? The doctrine of common grace powerfully explains the world we live in and how we should act towards unbelievers.
Series: Our living hope
In his first epistle, the apostle Peter reminds Christians of their glorious hope through the new birth. He urges believers to ‘set their hope fully’ on this “salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time”, and to live it out in the here and now so that others may glorify God because of us. Angus MacLeay will show us how the letter of 1 Peter teaches us to live in light of our great hope, despite ‘various trials’ and hostility from an unbelieving world.