1 Peter 1:17 Outline and Thought Questions

1 Peter 1:17ff Theology Makes a Difference Part Three          1.        What we believe should make a difference on the way we look to                        the  future.  v.13                  “Be hopeful”          2.         What we believe should make a difference on the way we live in                         the present.  v.14-16          “Be holy”  In verse 17 and following we will see:          3.         It should make a difference on the way we feel about                      … Continue reading 1 Peter 1:17 Outline and Thought Questions

1 Peter 1:14-16 Outline and Thought Questions

Theology Makes A Difference! part two In verses 1-12 Peter launches into theological orbit discussing doctrines such as election, foreknowledge, regeneration, perseverance of the saints, the relationship between the Old Testament and the New, and even angelology.  In verse 13 and following he comes hurtling down to earth showing us the difference this theology should make on our lives. 1.            It has got to make a difference on the way we look to the future. v. 13 We need to fix our hope in the grace to be brought to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 2.            It has … Continue reading 1 Peter 1:14-16 Outline and Thought Questions

1 Peter 1:13 Outline and Thought Questions

The Difference Theology Makes part one 1 Peter 1:13-2:3 It is not unusual to find people thinking of theology as something that is impractical.  What you will see very clearly over the next several weeks as we continue our study of 1 Peter is that his attitude is actually just the opposite.  In Peter’s mind there could hardly be anything more practical or more relevant. In 1:13-2:3 Peter shows us 5 ways what we believe should change the way we live.  In verse 13, we find the first.  1.            It should make a difference on the way you think about … Continue reading 1 Peter 1:13 Outline and Thought Questions

1 Peter 1:10-12 Outline and Thought Questions

Outline Peter’s goal in these verses is to stir us to worship God for the salvation He has provided.  He does that that by telling us 5 awesome truths about the salvation God has provided and is providing and will provide for us in Jesus Christ. 1.         It is the subject of Old Testament prophecy. 2.         It is the interest of Old Testament prophets.  3.         It is the fulfillment of Christ’s own prediction.  4.         It was revealed in the Old Testament for our benefit.  5.         It is the object of the angelic longing.    Thought Questions  1.         What is the … Continue reading 1 Peter 1:10-12 Outline and Thought Questions

1 Peter 1:6-9 Outline

It is normal for believers to suffer. It is also normal for believers to rejoice in the middle of those sufferings. I want us to think about why. Why is it that believers rejoice in suffering? There are some of you who aren’t experience profound joy and you want to know where to find it and there are others of you who are wasting your life looking for joy in all the wrong places.  Your main goal in life is to avoid suffering because you think it is in avoiding suffering where joy is found and I want to challenge … Continue reading 1 Peter 1:6-9 Outline

1 Peter 1:3-5 Outline

Backwards, Forwards, Inwards   When you listen to many who are suffering you find them talking as if they had absolutely nothing to look forward to.  As a result, they have a hard time worshiping.  They speak as if God had put them in a situation where they had no hope of anything good coming out of it at all.   Peter’s attitude is the exact opposite.    He is full of worship.   And what’s more he thinks you should be as well.  One reason being, his unshakeable confidence in God’s commitment to his future good.   In verses 3-5, … Continue reading 1 Peter 1:3-5 Outline

1 Peter 1:1 and 2 Outline

Perspective matters. Biblical living in this world begins with thinking biblically about life in this world.  You will not consistently respond biblically to what is happening in your life if you are not consistently thinking biblically about what is happening in your life. Specifically, I want you to see two of the key components that this text gives us towards developing a biblical perspective on our lives as believers in this world. 1.    We are strangers – to be a Christian is to be rejected by the world. 2.    We are chosen – to be a Christian is to be … Continue reading 1 Peter 1:1 and 2 Outline