The Highway To Holiness
Now, take your bibles and turn please to First Peter chapter one. We're going to begin reading in just a moment in verse thirteen. First Peter chapter one. Now, you should know by now that we're in a series from First Peter and we're speaking under the general heading of timeless truths for tough times. These are tough times. Times have always been tough for the children of God but Peter gives us some timeless truths to help us to live in tough times. Now, we take up our reading this morning, First Peter chapter one and verse thirteen. Peter says "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ." Now, the word revelation of Jesus Christ means his glorious display of glory when he comes in power at his second coming. The bible calls that the revelation of Jesus Christ, his coming in power and great glory. Now, verse fourteen. "As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance, but as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation." Now, the word of conversation means behavior. "Because it is written, be ye holy, for I am holy. And if ye call on the father who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear." Now, the word sojourning means your pilgrimage and the word fear means reverent. So, you be a pilgrim here living in reverence, "forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, such as silver and gold from your vain conversation," that is, your empty behavior, "received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot, who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, who by him do believe in God that raised him up from the dead and ga ...
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