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Jan 17, 2016

“Not Home Yet:  Pursuing Holiness”

1 Peter 1:13-25


Setting Your Hope Fully On His Grace . . .

  • Guard your mind with the truth aggressively.
    • Don’t align yourself with the pattern of the world’s thinking.

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”  Romans 12:2


  • Understand the truth clearly.
    • Distorted thinking leads to disobedient (Ephesians 4:17-24)
      • Be aware of the enemy’s deception.

“Be sober-minded; be watchful.  Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”  1 Peter 5:8


Living in Awe of a Holy God . . .

  • As an obedient child of God, do not be conformed to the passions and patterns of your former life.
    • Truthful thinking leads to a confident hope producing a life that passionately pursues holiness. (1 Peter 1:15-16)


  • As an obedient child of God, live in reverent fear of God the Father.
    • We have been ransomed with that which is infinitely more costly and valuable than earthly riches. (1 Peter 1:18-19)


Loving One Another Continually . . .

  • Loving one another is the overflow of a life pursuing and living out the character of God’s holiness.
    • In obeying the truth of the gospel you will love others because the gospel abides in you. (1 Peter 1:22-23)