Sermon Notes - May 8, 2016

Conduct Yourselves with Fear - 1 Peter 1:13-21

For the month of May we are taking a short recess from the Gospel of John.  Last week we looked at what it is to worship, the first of the Biblical Principals of Living (BPLs) in the BFC Faith and Order (see link below for the Articles of Faith and BPLs).  This week we will look at holiness, another of the "BPLs".  Our focus will be in 1 Peter 1 asking these questions: 

 

1.  What is Holiness?

2.  Why should I be Holy?

3.  What is the outcome of Holiness?

1 Peter 1:13–21

13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

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