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Our Present and Future Hope

  • Oct 2022 Issue
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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.—1 Peter 1:3–4

For believers, hope is not a wish but a sure thing. Our hope is not a vague notion, but embodied in Jesus Christ, our Living Hope.

Peter tells us that the best way we can honor our salvation is by living it out. While God guarantees that we will reach the finish line, we must still “make every effort.” You’ll see this phrase four times in 2 Peter! As you study with us this month, we pray that you will:

  • Be motivated to live out your salvation and pursue holiness
  • Understand the privilege we have, as believers, to participate in Christ’s sufferings
  • Choose to live today in light of Christ’s imminent return

Your devotional author,
Bradley Baurain

BY Brad Baurain

Dr. Bradley Baurain is Professor and Program Head of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Moody Bible Institute. Bradley has the unique privilege of holding a degree from four different universities (including Moody). He has just published his first book, On Waiting Well. Bradley taught in China, Vietnam, the United States, and Canada. Bradley and his wife, Julia, have four children and reside in Northwest Indiana.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: Brad Baurain, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing & Production: Paul B. Currie

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