Children of Obedience

TEXT1 Pet. 1:13-25

INTRODUCTION:

A.      CHRISTIANS DESCRIBED AS "CHILDREN OF OBEDIENCE."

B.      DESCRIBES A LIFE CHARACTERIZED BY OBEDIENCE.

          1.       Fathers have a right to expect obedience( Eph. 6:1 ).

          2.       Children of God by virtue of obedience.

C.      WHAT ELSE IS SAID OF CHILDREN OF OBEDIENCE?

I.      PREPARED( vs. 13 ).

A.      MENTAL PREPARATION FOR MENTAL WARFARE( 2 Cor. 10:3-6 ).

B.      HOW TO PREPARE:

          1.       Be sober - have a serious disposition toward life.

                   a.       The danger( 1 Pet. 5:8 ).  Must be careful( Eph. 5:15;  1 Pet. 1:17 ).

                   b.       Our influence( Titus 2:7-8 )

          2.       Set your hope on Jesus( Heb. 12:1-2;  Col. 3:1-2 ).

                   a.       Where are your eyes?( 2 Cor. 4:16-18 ).

                   b.       Where is your treasure?( Matt. 6:19-21 ).

II.     TRANSFORMED( vs. 14 ).

A.      NEW CREATURES( 2 Cor. 5:17 ).

          1.       Transformed( Rom. 12:2 ).  Not like when ignorant - renewing of the mind.

          2.       A new service( Rom. 6:12-13;  17-18 ).

B.      NEW PURPOSE( 1 Pet. 4:1-2 ).

C.      NOT THE SAME( Col. 3:9-10 ).  The old things are become new.

III.    HOLY( vs. 15-16 ).

A.      "SANCTIFIED" - "SET APART" - "SEPARATED."

B.      1 Pet. 2:11-12.  A RESULT OF EFFORTS TO BE RIGHT.

          1.       "Fleshly lusts" - War against the soul.

          2.       Striving against the spirit( Gal. 5:16-21 ).

          3.       1 Pet. 4:3-4.  It will make us different.

C.      Eph. 5:11.  HAVE NO FELLOWSHIP!

IV.   PURE( vs. 22 ).

A.      PURE AS A CONDITION( 2 Pet. 1:3-4;  2:20;  Eph. 5:25-27 ).

B.      PURE AS A BEHAVIOR( Phil. 2:14-16;  2 Cor. 7:1 ).

C.      PURITY IS ACHIEVED BY OBEDIENCE( 1 Pet. 1:22;  Rom. 6:17-18 ).

V.    REDEEMED( vs. 18-20 ).

A.      SALVATION IS NOT OF THIS WORLD(vs. 18;  1 John 2:15-17 ).

B.      IT IS IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS SHED FOR US( 1 Pet. 2:24;  2 Cor. 5:14-15 ).

C.      GOD'S PLAN FROM THE BEGINNING( vs. 20;  Eph. 1:7-10 ).

CONCLUSIONHAVING BEEN BEGOTTEN AGAIN.

A.      GOD'S CHILDREN BEGOTTEN AGAIN THROUGH THE WORD( vs. 23 ).

B.      CHILDREN OF OBEDIENCE( vs. 14 ).