"HOW TO STAND FIRM IN THE GRACE OF GOD"
1 Peter 5:5-14
May 17, 1992
The entire message of the Bible can be stated in one word.
That word is GRACE! I believe that grace is the love of God
that is given to undeserving persons. Jesus' death on the cross
for our sins is for every person. His grace extends past
salvation toward providing us His sufficiency for all of life's
The grace of God begins at salvation and continues through
sanctification. Sanctification is the experience of being saved
from daily sin in your life.
Therefore, whatever you encounter in life, the grace of God
is real and powerful to meet your deepest need. This entire
passage of Scripture teaches us about, "How to Stand Firm
in the Grace of God."
The grace of God is like concrete. If it is poured onto my
feet, once it is mixed, I will stand firm in it. When I stand
on the Word of God and all of God's promises for my life, then
I am standing firm in the grace of God.
The winds of life can become quite powerful. However,
you can stand firm in the grace of God. The message is
entitled tonight in this final setting of 1 Peter, "How to
Stand Firm in the Grace of God."
I. IN SUBMISSION. (v. 5)
"Younger" - new men. New to the faith, place yourself
under the authority of your elders, "presbuterosl, those
who hold spiritual office over you.
A Spirit-filled Christian cannot stand firm in the grace
of God and be out of fellowship with the elder, the
pastor of the church.
II. IN HUMILITY. (v. 5)
"Clothe" - to fasten something on you, tying it with
a knot, so it will not leave you. A slave in the first
century tied on an apron as a symbol of humility.
"Humility" - is an attitude of being humble by seeing
others as more important than yourself.
"All of you" - young and old al ...
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