Faith Results in Future Glory, and Believers Love the Unseen Christ


#135 – O Worship the King

We started by reviewing and discussing through 1 Peter 1:1-6.

  • We can have joy in life, even when we endure various

  • Even when we face the reality of death, Christians have peace with God because Christ paid for their sins.

  • We rejoice together in Christian fellowship, even if the rest of the world turns away.

Afterward, we continued studying through 1 Peter 1, concentrating on verses 7-8.


  • Genuine faith will result in future glorification.

    • Genuine faith is more valuable and precious than anything else.

    • Believers will experience glorification and praise for our proven and genuine faith.

      • Romans 2:5-10 –God will render to each person according to his deeds. Those who persevere in doing good seek for glory, honor, immortality, and eternal life. Those who do good will also receive glory and honor and peace from God.

      • Hebrews 2:7-10 – Christ as man is “crowned with glory and honor, and appointed over the works of God’s hands” and He also leads man to similar glory.

      • 1 Peter 5:4 – Elders will receive “the unfading crown of glory.

      • Philippians 3:20-21 – Believers will be conformed to Christ’s glory.

      • Romans 8:17 – Believers are co-heirs of Christ, and will be glorified with Him.

      • 1 John 3:2 – Believers will be like Him, because they will see Him just as He is.

  • A true believer loves the unseen Christ.

    • Christ is the object of our love. Our current life is lived with love for Him and belief in Him.

    • Genuine believers exercise faith in someone they have not seen and do not see.

    • None of us today have seen Christ, and yet we love Him.

    • Some people may confess that they “love God”, but do not believe in Christ the Son nor heed His words. The truth is that there is no way to truly love God without loving His Son. The only way to have a true relationship with God is through Christ and His salvation. (Colossians 1:15)