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Series: Dynamic Truths For Difficult Times
I Peter 1:22-25
I want you to take God's Word and turn to I Peter 1:22. One of the greatest books in all the Bible is I Peter. I want to speak today on "A Living Word For A Dying World."
1 Peter 1:22-25 "Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you."
The Bible says here we are to love one another with a pure heart fervently. That is our love for one another is to be unrestrained, it is to be enthusiastic, it is to be warm, it is to be expressive, it is to be outward, it is to be emotional, fervent kind of love we are to have one for another. That is what the world needs and the only place they can get it is in a true church of Jesus Christ. The Word of the Lord is a living word for a dying world. When Peter wrote these verses, he was writing to people in troubled times, people who were at the beginning of difficult days. Now, we are at the end of those difficult days, but it is still periless times, it is still troubled times.
I was watching this week the reports on television as they reported on the tornadoes that hit parts of the United States including Laurel, Mississippi where Dennis Sewell, a former member of this church who is pastor of Highland Baptist Church there. And I saw those big beautiful mansions there that had just been totally destroyed as though a bomb had been placed under them, just like they had been built out of matchsticks. And I thought ab ...
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