1 Peter 2e


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1 Peter 2e

  1. 1. Announcements?<br />We closed last week talking about 1 Peter 2:9<br />9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him Who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light: <br />How to do that<br />June 10, 2009<br />1<br />
  2. 2. 1 Peter 2 11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. <br />2<br />Dearly beloved by God and God’s children, but strangers and pilgrims to the world.<br />
  3. 3. Romans 12 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, Will of God. <br />3<br />As citizens of Heaven, and<br />As strangers and pilgrims in this world, we are not supposed to fit in.<br />
  4. 4. As Citizens of Heaven living in this world,<br />We are representatives of a better land.<br />4<br />Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.<br />Metamorphosis<br />
  5. 5. The larvae of holometabolous insects bear no resemblance to their adult parents. Their habitats and food sources may be entirely different from the adults as well. <br />Larvae grow and molt, usually multiple times. Some insect orders have a unique name for their larval forms: butterfly and moth larvae are caterpillars; fly larvae are maggots; and beetle larvae are grubs.<br />5<br />
  6. 6. How do Christians undergo such a drastic change?<br />6<br />By the renewing of our minds<br />8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things arehonest, whatsoever things arejust, whatsoever things arepure, whatsoever things arelovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Philippians 4<br />
  7. 7. June 10, 2009<br />7<br />1 Peter 2 11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; <br />Our mind and heart will be destroyed by fleshly lusts often yielded unto.<br />Set our minds on the pure<br />and the lovely.<br />
  8. 8. 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. <br />Galatians 5:16-17 (KJV) <br />8<br />6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. <br />Romans 8:6-7 (KJV) <br />
  9. 9. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: …<br />Galatians 5:19-21 (KJV) <br />9<br />Human Nature<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />Godliness<br />22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 3Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. <br />Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)<br />Human Nature<br />Peter taught us to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.<br />Why is that important?<br />
  11. 11. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 1:2 (KJV) <br />11<br />Why don’t Christians prosper and enjoy good health?<br />Look at the way we have livedour lives.<br />What have we habitually followed after?<br />The lust of the flesh?<br />The fruit of the Spirit?<br />And it is one or the other.<br />
  12. 12. Who we really are<br />12<br />As the soul goes, so are we.<br />Abstain from fleshly lusts in thought, word, and deed; they war against the soul.<br />