The Triune God Blesses Us (1 Peter 1:1-9)

Terrel Kesterson, June 11, 2017
Part of the series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

The Lord told Moses, “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the
children of Israel.’” Aaron and his sons and descendants were the priests. God told them that
they were to pronounce His blessing on His people. Because God first gave this blessing through
Aaron and his sons it has come to be known as the “Aaronic Benediction,” or “Aaronic
Blessing.” We New Testament believers as spiritual descendants of Aaron and members of
God’s “royal priesthood” (1 Pet. 2:9) still proclaim this blessing: “The LORD bless you and
keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up
His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” “The LORD” is named three times here,
referring to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This morning we’ll consider
from the “Aaronic Benediction” how THE TRIUNE GOD BLESSES US: We have our
Heavenly Father’s protection; We have our Savior’s grace; and We have our Comforter’s


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1 Peter 1:1-9

1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:

May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (ESV)

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