As a Result of God’s Great Salvation (Described in verses 1-12), We Should (vs.13-21)…
- Live For Hope (Hope Drives Our Lives)
- Fight For Holy Lives
- Learn to Fear God
1 Peter Is About How to Live in Holiness in the Midst of Persecution and Hostility.
To Live Wholehearted For Christ, We Must Be Clear & Confident In Our Identity.
We Can Have Confidence in the Sovereign Plan of God
We Don’t Need to Know the Big Picture
What May Seem Pointless Is in God’s Sovereign Plan
Determine How We Are Doing…
How You See Your Life Is Dependent On How You See Your Circumstances.
Paul Saw His Life as an Act of Worship, and a Temporary Preview of His Life to Come.
He Likened His Departure To: a Time of Losing Chains/ Pulling Up the Ropes of a Tent/ Losing the Moorings of a Ship/ Taking Off the Yolk From an Ox.
How You View Your Future Will Affect How You View Your Present.
(We Apologize That We Missed the Very End of the Sermon Due To an Equipment Malfunction.)
Why Share the Word?
The Stake Are So High ->People Need Christ/ Judgement Is Coming.
(The Scriptures Are the Key to Bringing People to a Relationship With God)
What is the Content? ->Proclaim the Word- Not Man’s Ideas, But What God Says.
When Do We Share? -> In and Out of Season/ All the Time as God Leads- A 24/7 Reality
How Do We Share? ->By Convincing (Reasoning By Using the Scriptures)
-> By Rebuking (Confront/Pointing Out Sin)
-> By Exhorting (Strengthening/ Encouraging by the Word of God)
-> Patiently- continuing to remind of God’s Word
People Often Don’t Want to Hear God’s Truth/ Itching Ears- Just Want to Hear What They Want to Hear