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Summary: Study through 1 Peter

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A Privileged People – 1 Peter 1:10-16

Have you ever thought about some of the ways the saints are referred to in scripture, i.e., beloved, brother, called out ones. All of these titles show that we are privileged people. We need to make much God’s saving grace shown toward us. Paul Harvey was famous for his line, “and now you know that is the rest of the story.” Peter in encouraging the suffering saints wants them to remember how privileged they are to live after the resurrection of Christ and the giving of the Holy Spirit.

I. THE PROPHETS CONCERN (10-12)

A. The Prophets Sermons (10)

1. Is. 7:14; 9:6-7; 53

2. Daniel – the Hebrew children – visions

3. Micah 5:2

4. Gen. 3:15

(a Redeemer, a restoration)

B. The Personal Inquiry (11) (Eph. 3:5-6)

The Sufferings of Christ must engage our thoughts.

The word search is emphasized – to stoop down

They could see two mountain tops – Calvary – His coming

Grace destined for you

When it was going to happen

C. The Present Day Revelation (12) “unto you”

1. The people of grace

2. The preaching of grace (grace has always been the way God saves)

3. The privilege of grace (angels) – Eph. 3; 1 Cor. 11

II. THE LORD’S COMING (13-16)

A. The Lord’s Coming Gives Hope for the Future (7, 13)

B. The Lord’s Coming affects Our Daily Lives (13-16)

1. It should affect our minds – calm – sober (suffering can affect your mental state)

a. Do not be deceived

b. Do not be distracted

c. Do not be discourage

2. It should affect our manners (14-16)

a. Be children of obedience (2, 4)

b. The command to obey (14) (I Thess – called unto holiness)

* outward appearance – (Romans 14:7; 1 Thess. 5:22; 2 Cor. 2:2-3)

* the old man – (1 Cor. 6:91-2; Gal. 5:16-24)

3. We should look for our master (15-16)

a. His character

b. Our conduct

c. Peter’s counsel (17)

F.B. Myer said about holiness, It is the totality of Divine attributes, the sum of the eternal and infinite being of God, the essence of deity, the chord made by the harmonious blending of Divine qualities, the beam woven from the many colors of Divine perfection, the expression of a single term of all that goes to make up the moral nature of the Great Spirit we call God.”


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