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1 Peter Outline
1 Peter 1:3

3 1aBlessed be the 2God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great 3bmercy has 4cregenerated us 5unto a 6living dhope 7through the eresurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,


34 Regeneration, like redemption and justification, is an aspect of God's full salvation. Redemption and justification solve our problem with God and reconcile us to God; regeneration enlivens us with God's life, bringing us into a relationship of life, an organic union, with God. Hence, regeneration issues and results in a living hope. Such regeneration is accomplished through the resurrection of Christ from the dead. "The resurrection of Christ, bringing in life and the gift of the life-giving Spirit, is that which potentiates the new birth into a living hope" (Alford).