God's Recipe to Overcome the World
1 Peter 1:1-9
I want you to take your Bibles please and open to First Peter chapter one, and the message this evening, is a continuation of really of our thought this morning. Where we were talking about the friendly enemy, your enemy, the world. And we talked to you this morning about the world and what the world would do to you. We used as an illustration, a man named Lot. And we showed you the tragic story of the ruin of a man named Lot. We showed you how the world courted Lot, and then how the world conformed him, and then how the world corrupted him, and finally what the world cost him. And we showed you the tragedy of what some call worldly Christianity.
Tonight, I want to be on a brighter note, a more positive note. And I want to show you how to teach your children, and how personally to live so that this vile world would not be able to do to you, in a large measure, or in a small measure, what it did to the man named Lot. And so we're here in First Peter Chapter one and I want to begin reading with you in the Scripture, verse one of this wonderful, wonderful Epistle. ''Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. Blessed by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your f ...
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