The Blessed Life Of The Believer

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Pastor Elio Marrocco's "The Blessed Life Of The Believer" sermon at New Life Christian Church on February 23, 2014. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

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The Blessed Life Of The Believer

  1. 1. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER
  2. 2. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1 Peter 1:1-2 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia,…
  3. 3. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1 Peter 1:1-2 … 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
  4. 4. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1 Peter 1:3 3 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…
  5. 5. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1. A Living Hope. 1 Peter 1:3-4 ‘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, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,…’
  6. 6. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1. A Living Hope. 2. A Present Power. 1 Peter 1:5 ‘…who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.’
  7. 7. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1. A Living Hope. 2. A Present Power. 3. A Rejoicing Love. 1 Peter 1:8-9 ‘Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy...
  8. 8. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1. A Living Hope. 2. A Present Power. 3. A Rejoicing Love. 1 Peter 1:8-9 ‘... 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.’
  9. 9. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER First he says, "Be holy." 1 Peter 1:13-16 ‘13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming…
  10. 10. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER First he says, "Be holy." 1 Peter 1:13-16 … 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
  11. 11. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER First he says, "Be holy." Second, he says, "Be fearful." 1 Peter 1:17-19 ‘17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear...
  12. 12. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER First he says, "Be holy." Second, he says, "Be fearful." 1 Peter 1:17-19 ... 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors,
  13. 13. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER First he says, "Be holy." Second, he says, "Be fearful." 1 Peter 1:17-19 ... 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.’
  14. 14. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER First he says, "Be holy." Second, he says, "Be fearful.“ Third, he says, ‘be priests’. 1 Peter 2:4-5 ‘4 As you come to him, the living Stone— rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—…
  15. 15. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER First he says, "Be holy." Second, he says, "Be fearful.“ Third, he says, ‘be priests’. 1 Peter 2:4-5 … 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual houseto be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.’
  16. 16. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1 Peter 2:9 ‘9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.’
  17. 17. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1 Peter 2:11 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.
  18. 18. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1 Peter 2:12 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
  19. 19. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1 Peter 2:15-16 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.
  20. 20. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1 Peter 2:21 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
  21. 21. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER Isaiah 53:7 7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
  22. 22. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1 Peter 2:23 23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
  23. 23. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1 Peter 4:19 19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
  24. 24. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER Luke 23:34 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
  25. 25. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER Matthew 5:44 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…
  26. 26. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER Luke 23:46 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”When he had said this, he breathed his last.
  27. 27. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1 Peter 2:24 24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
  28. 28. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER 1 Peter 2:25 25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
  29. 29. THE BLESSED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER Isaiah 53:6 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

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