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I. The Love Of God (11) BelovedBeloved (8 times in 1-2 Peter) –2 Pt.1:17, 3:15, 3:17 AdmonitionAdmonition, a sign of love –True love warns (cf. 3:10-12)

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1 I. The Love Of God (11) BelovedBeloved (8 times in 1-2 Peter) –2 Pt.1:17, 3:15, 3:17 AdmonitionAdmonition, a sign of love –True love warns (cf. 3:10-12)

2 II. The Friendly Persuasion of God (11) I begI beg –1 Peter 5:12 2 Pt.1:4 –Be all that you can be

3 Be... What? HospitableGrowing FaithfulEncouraging DependableCommitted Bible StudentAttend

4 III. The Description Of God (11) SojournersSojourners: alien; one w/o rights of citizenship, 1:17. Gn.23:4. 1 Chr.29:15 PilgrimsPilgrims: exile; sojourning in a strange place, away from one’s own people; suggests a visitor making a brief stay –1 Pt.1:1; Ph.3:20

5 Constant Reminders HatredHatred, 1:6-7 –There is no “moral majority” PersecutionPersecution, 4: Rejoice (13)? DeathDeath, 2 Pt.1:12-15 –Not a trace of fear, regret, or anxiety; only a sense of duty

6 An Old Concept Hb.11:13, confession: –Gn.25:7-8; Lk.16 Hb.11:14, seeking: out of this world Hb.11:15, goal: looking ahead Hb.11:16, desire: city of God –This World Is Not My Home…

7 IV. The Expectation Of God (11) AbstainAbstain: hold self away from –Break w. the past, 1 Pt.4:2 –“Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet” –1 Co.9:25, temperate (Ro.13:14) Fleshly lustsFleshly lusts: strong desire, 2 Pt.1:4 –Some appeal to fleshly lusts –From infancy we try to satisfy desires

8 V. The Warning Of God (11) War againstWar against: fight, wage war, carry on a military campaign; deadly combat –Ro.7:23; Ga.5:16-26

9 Mortal Combat (Gal.5) Still under flesh (26) Crucify flesh (24-25) Works of flesh (19-21) Led by Spirit (18; 22-23) Do as please, 17 Cannot do as wish, 17 Flesh against spirit, 17 Spirit against flesh, 17 Lusts of flesh, 16Walk in spirit, 16

10 At stake: the Soul (1:9, 22) Most are afraid of wrong things: –Global warming –Illegal aliens –Terrorist attacks –Weapons of mass destruction Most ignore the soul. 2 Pt.2:8

11 VI. The Purpose Of God (12) God uses our good example to influence the lost to come to Him –Honorable –Honorable: (2 x) lovely, attrac- tive, winsome –Observe –Observe: implies close attention Day of visitationDay of visitation: visit, inspection –Judgment (Lk.19:44) –Mercy (Gn.50:24)

12 “Sin” – Three Times 1 Pt.2:22, Christ 1 Pt.4:1, Christians 2 Pt.2:14, others –Arm... same mind (4:1) –Heart 2 Pt.2:14; Mt.5:28; Ex.20:14


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