How To Appreciate Your Salvation by Ronnie Floyd

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"HOW TO APPRECIATE YOUR SALVATION"
1 Peter 1:10-12
June 16, 1991
INTRODUCTION:
Illustration:
Datson B210 Turquoise color Brand new
Payment was $69 per month
* After a couple of years I did not appreciate that car
like I did when I first bought it. Why? The new wore
off.
Application:
It is one thing to let the new wear off of a car that is here
today and gone tomorrow. However, one of my greatest
fears is forgetting the value of my salvation. The longer
a person has known Christ the greater the temptation to
take salvation for granted and to forget the tragedy of
what it is like to be lost.
Explain:
In this first section of 1 Peter we are discussing the Power
of Salvation. Inserted in this first chapter is a section
in verses 10-12 on "How To Appreciate Your Salvation."
T.S.:
I want to begin this evening with an in-depth look at the
text and then conclude with some practical ways we can
always appreciate our salvation.
I. AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE TEXT. (vs. 10-12)
Verse 10
"As to this salvation" - in regards to what I have already
shared with you about salvation. (Chosen, sanctified,
cleansed, born again to hope, looking to an inheritance,
reserved and protected for you, good even through trials
so you can love Him, trust EIim, and rejoice in Him.)
I have more to say about it - look with me to salvation
again.
"The prophets" - from Moses to Malachi
"Who prophesied" - spoke forth in a futuristic sense
"Of the grace" - God's love to undeserving man. (The
story of Christ) (The encompassed redemptive story
of God.)
"Would come to you" - futuristic and personal.
"Make careful search and inquiry" - The prophets
earnest intention was to seek enlightenment through
the study of all God seemed to be doing. Prophets
eagerly sought to know the time of Christ. They
studied the prophecies, compared them with one
another to see what God seemed to be doing.
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"Seeking to know" - pursuit of knowledge
"What person ...


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