“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.”

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This was the memory verse in my Bible study this week. The theme of the week is “Why the Resurrection Matters”. This is a short but helpful study of verses put together by

Good Morning Girls uses a method of study called SOAP. S=Scripture, O=Observation, A=Application and P=Prayer. It is similar to the Bible study method taught in How to Study Your Bible by David Arthur, Kay Arthur and Pete De Lacy. You write out the Scripture you are studying and examine the words slowly and carefully. Sometimes, just the act of writing out the words will bring you a new understanding and let you slow down and notice things you didn’t notice before.

For instance, by looking at these verses (including 1 Peter 1:3-5) closely, we see:


  • is to be praised
  • Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • has shown great mercy
  • has given us birth

The birth is

  • into a living hope
  • through Christ’s resurrection
  • into an inheritance

The inheritance

  • will never spoil or fade
  • is kept in heaven for you

May you have a joyous Good Friday and Happy Easter!
Originally posted April 18, 2014,