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Sermon covering 1 Peter 1:13-21.

Sermon covering 1 Peter 1:13-21.

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