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Life in the War Zone

Life in the War Zone — 1 Peter 2:11-17

I. Life in the War Zone. (11-12)

  • Front #1: I battle in a war raging within me. (11)
  • Front #2: I battle in a war raging around me. (12)

II. Life in the Political War Zone. (13-17)

  • Our motive: “for the Lord’s sake” (13a)
  • Our master: “to every human institution” (13b-14)
  • Our mission: “this is the will of God” (15a)
  • Our method: “that by doing good you should put to silence …” (15b-16)
  • Our mindset: (17)

A Jesus-defined Life (II)

A Jesus-defined Life (II) — 1 Peter 2:4-10

I. Jesus is the source of our identity. (4-5, 9)

  • Jesus is … (4)
    • “a living stone”
    • “rejected by men”
    • “in the sight of God chosen and precious”
  • We are … (5, 9)
    • “living stones” (5)
    • “a spiritual house” (5)
    • “a holy priesthood” (5)
    • “a chosen race” (9)
    • “a royal priesthood” (9)
    • “a holy nation” (9)
    • “a people for his own possession” (9)

II. Jesus is the source of our destiny. (6-8)

  • We choose our destiny by believing. (6b, 7a)
  • We choose our destiny by disbelieving. (4, 7b, 8b)

III. Jesus is the source of our activity. (10)

  • We offer spiritual sacrifices. (5b)
  • We fulfill a special mission. (9b)

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Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple — 1 Peter 1:22-2:3

Life is complicated. God keeps it simple.

I. Love the people around you. (1:22-25)

  • Love’s mutuality — “love one another” (22)
  • Love’s source — “from a pure heart” & “a sincere brotherly love” (22)
  • Love’s intensity — “earnestly” (22)
  • Love’s origin (23-25)
    • From God’s vantage point — born again through the seed of His Word (22-25)
    • From our vantage point — obedience to the gospel (22)

II. Long for the Word given to you. (2:1-3)

  • The passion — “long for the pure spiritual milk of the word” (2b)
  • The picture — “Like newborn infants” (2a)
  • The pursuit — “that by it you may grow up into salvation” (2c)
  • The pull — “if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good” (3)
  • The price — “So put away all …” (1)
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