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OUR HOPE IN HIS GRACE, PART II (6 of 6)
1 Peter 1:13-16
November 18, 2001
II. THE ADMONITION OF GRACE. 14a
B. AS TO CONFORMING. 14b
lust is the natural inclination to run wild, to throw
off all restraints. Consequently, we are to break
forever with the former lusts of the unconverted life
and sever all practice of fleshly lusts, which
Titus 2:11-13, "For the grace of God that brings
salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that,
denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live
soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,
looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of
our great God and Savior Jesus Christ."
III. THE MANIFESTATION OF GRACE. 15-16
A. CHARACTER. 15a
"as He who called you is holy" - root meaning is
different; reveals God's absolute purity. This
adjective reveals the state and action of God's being.
God is sinless, cannot be influenced by sin, and in
His holiness destroys sin. He is the true source of
B. CONVERSATION. 15b
"you also be holy in all your conduct" - holiness
essentially defines the Christian's new nature and
conduct in contrast with his pre-salvation lifestyle.
The reason for practicing a holy manner of living is
that Christians are associated with the holy God and
must treat Him and His Word with respect and
reverence. We, therefore, glorify Him best by being
Samuel Lucas wrote, "The essence of true holiness
consists in conformity to the nature and will of God."
"Holy" - apartness, holiness, sacredness, or
hallowedness. To be without sin, blameless, or
separated from uncleanness.
"Be holy" - to become; growth process. Holiness is
not an act, it is a process. The verb is ingressive
aorist signifying entrance into a new state. Those
who at one time were wholly controlled by their evil
cravings, had through salvation entered into a new
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