The Conquering Christ
1 Peter 3:18-22
Would you take your bibles and turn please to First Peter the third chapter. We've been preaching through First Peter under the general heading, Timeless Truths for Tough Times. And in the providence of God we come today to a passage that deals with the resurrection which proves that all things work together for good to those who preach the gospel And we're coming right to this wonderful passage on the resurrection of our dear wonderful Savior. And we're going to read verse eighteen on through the end of the chapter.
Alright First Peter chapter three, verse eighteen and following. Our sermon title is THE CONQUERING, CHRIST. And in this passage Simon Peter is going to be talking about what we just sang about, victory in Jesus. ''For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, and being put to death in the flesh but quickened by the Spirit, by which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient when once the long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few that is , eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.''
The best news that this old world has ever heard came from a grave side just outside Jerusalem. He is not here, 'ne is risen, he is risen friend, indeed, he is alive because on that day life and death met in a tomb in mortal combat and life won and death died and Jesus death was the death of debt. And on that cross and in that tomb Jesus has won a victory.
Peter is talking to people who are suffering, people who are having problems, people who are having tough ...
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