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
peace.

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1 Peter 1:1-9

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