Making Change From The Price Of Salvation
1 Peter 1:13-25
April 28, 1996
Introduction: Exhortations Toward an Ethical Lifestyle Based on Salvation---Will We Short-Change God?
I. Hope is a Change in Attitude Toward Living in Light of Future Certainty.
prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
II. Holiness is a Change in Attitude Toward Living in Light of God's Character.
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."
III. Reverence is a Change in Attitude Toward Living in Light of God's Authority.
17* Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.
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 forefathers,
19* but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
20* He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
21* Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
IV. Love is a Change in Attitude Toward Living in Light of Eternal Truth.
22* Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.
23* For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
24* For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25* but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.