Tested

by
Isaac Serrano
Feb 10, 2019
1 Peter 1:1-12
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Elect exiles? This may sound peculiar to us. We see “election” as a political act of democratic selection and most of us in the West have no frame of reference for being “exiled.” While we may understand the contemporary language of refugee and immigrant, a person in exile is a bit less familiar. Considering the context, it is probably better to think of it as “Beloved Ambassadors,” those who are citizens of a far-off land on whom rests the affections of that land’s King. His mercy, inheritance, and living hope are immediately brought into view as a motivation for what will follow. It’s as if Peter is grabbing his listeners by the shoulders and casting a vision, “look up from your circumstances, look out over the horizon, and remember the wonder of the place that has been promised you.”

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Isaac Serrano

Isaac is Lead Teaching Pastor of South Valley Community Church. He likes talking theology, history, and culture. Isaac lives in Gilroy with his family. On his days off, he likes to go fishing and venture outdoors. Isaac serves on the leadership board for the Regeneration Project and the school board of Pacific Point Christian Schools.

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