Prepare Your Minds for Action

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Sermon covering 1 Peter 1:13-21.

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Prepare Your Minds for Action

  1. 2. K eep S ober… <ul><li>Self-controlled </li></ul><ul><li>The opposite of every kind of fuzziness </li></ul><ul><li>Clear-headed, on the alert </li></ul><ul><li>Argues against the use of alcohol </li></ul>WHY?
  2. 3. K eep S ober… Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour
  3. 4. F ix Y our H ope… <ul><li>Completely </li></ul>… completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ
  4. 5. F ix Y our H ope ?? <ul><li>Possessions </li></ul><ul><li>Riches </li></ul><ul><li>That Big Payday </li></ul><ul><li>Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Other People </li></ul>
  5. 6. F ix Y our H ope… <ul><li>Completely </li></ul><ul><li>The final gift from God </li></ul><ul><li>Inheritance – undefiled, imperishable, reserved for you in heaven (vs 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation ready to be revealed (vs 5) </li></ul><ul><li>Well done, my good and faithful servant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matthew 25:21 </li></ul></ul>… completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ
  6. 7. D o N ot b e c onformed to l usts… … Which were yours in your ignorance <ul><li>Former way of life (Old self died – Rom. 6) </li></ul><ul><li>Which were yours in your ignorance </li></ul><ul><li>As obedient children… </li></ul>If you love Me, you will keep My commandments – John 14:15
  7. 8. B e H oly… <ul><li>Contrasted with former lusts </li></ul><ul><li>in ALL your behavior </li></ul>Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. - James 1:21
  8. 9. B e H oly… <ul><li>Contrasted with former lusts </li></ul><ul><li>in ALL your behavior </li></ul>Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. - 2 Corinthians 7:1
  9. 10. B e H oly… <ul><li>Contrasted with former lusts </li></ul><ul><li>in ALL your behavior </li></ul>And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. - 1 John 3:3
  10. 11. C onduct Y ourself in F ear… <ul><li>Sometimes we fear men more than we fear God? </li></ul>
  11. 12. W ho D o Y ou F ear ?
  12. 13. C onduct Y ourself in F ear… <ul><li>Sometimes we fear men more than we fear God? </li></ul>Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. - Matthew 10:28
  13. 14. C onduct Y ourself in F ear… <ul><li>This is the word for fear, terror… not simple respect </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. - Hebrews 10:31 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. F ervently L ove o ne a nother… <ul><li>Soldiers together </li></ul><ul><li>Intensely, eagerly…from the heart </li></ul><ul><li>We share fellowship – 1 John 1:7 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We have been born again through the living and enduring word of God – 1 Peter 1:23 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 16. W e P repare o ur m inds f or a ction B y… <ul><li>Keeping Sober </li></ul><ul><li>Fixing Our Hope Completely on The Lord’s Return and Heaven </li></ul><ul><li>Conforming Ourselves to Holiness </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting Ourselves in Fear </li></ul><ul><li>Fervently Loving One Another </li></ul>

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