This passage says God has “caused us to be born again…through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” What is the connection between the regenerating work of God and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ?  This message attempts to answer that question by examining why we need to be made alive spiritually, and what exactly happened when Christ was raised physically.  Peter reveals a connection between these two events that encourages believers to endure suffering with joy and confidence as they live as aliens in a fallen world. An exposition of 1 Peter 1:3.