Chapel - April 25, 2018 - 10:00am

Preacher 
Rev. Dr. Mike Smith, Seminary
Other service participants 
Student Organist: Kristi Hislop

Order of Service

 * Prelude

 * Announcement

 * Hymn, 374, vv. 1-3, If Thy Beloved Son, O God

 * Reading: I Peter 1:3-9 EHV

 * Devotion

 * Prayer

 * Hymn, 374, vv. 4 & 5, All righteousness…

 * Blessing

* Postlude

 

Scripture

I Peter 1:3-9 EHV Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, into an inheritance that is undying, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. Through faith you are being protected by God’s power for the salvation that is ready to be revealed at the end of time. Because of this you rejoice very much, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various kinds of trials so that the proven character of your faith—which is more valuable than gold, which passes away even though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not see him now, yet by believing in him, you are filled with a joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.