Our Remarkable Life
OUR REMARKABLE LIFE
I PETER 1:17-25
And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
I. REMARKABLE BECAUSE OF WHO OUR FATHER IS
A. SUPREMELY IMPARTIAL FATHER
B. THE ALL-KNOWING ONE
C. THE ONE WHO WILL JUDGE US RIGHTLY
II. REMARKABLE IN THAT WE HAVE BEEN “DELIVERED” FROM EVIL
A. OUR EVIL MANNER OF LIVING
B. THE EVIL THAT WAS INHERENTLY PART OF OUR BIRTH
III. REMARKABLE BECAUSE OF THE PRICE THAT WAS PAID FOR US
A. NOT SILVER OR GOLD
B. NOT A PERIOD OF TIME IN DETENTION
C. BY THE BLOOD OF THE SINLESS ONE
IV. REMARKABLE BECAUSE FO THE BLESSING PROMISED TO US
A. FAITH IN THE UNSEEN WILL BRING GLORY IN THE ETERNAL.
B. THE HOPE, THE EARNEST EXPECTATION, WE HAVE SUSTAINS US IN A TROUBLED WORLD.
V. REMARKABLE BECAUSE OF THE LOVE WE HAVE FOR ONE ANOTHER
A. FERVENT LOVE
B. PURE LOVE
C. A LOVE THAT COMPELS US TO BE OBEDIENT TO THE TRUTH
D. A LOVE THAT CAUSES US TO LOVE THE WORD THAT TEACHES US HOW TO LOVE