Is Your Mind Right?: How to Think Like an Alien Part I (3 of 16) by Jeff Lynn

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Is Your Mind Right?: How to Think Like an Alien Part I (3 of 16)
Series: Living in a Stable Economy
Jeff Lynn
1 Peter 1:13
February 13, 2011

INTRODUCTION
We have seen over the past two weeks the stable economy in which we live as Christ-followers.
The stable economy is the kingdom of heaven.
As we all know and have seen over the last couple of weeks and years; the earthly economy is UNstable.

Paul says in Philippians that our "citizenship is in heaven" even though we are now currently living on the earth.

We saw in the first week where Peter is reminding the recipients of this letter who they/we are: exiles, sojourners, aliens not only socially, but spiritually.

Last week we saw where Peter shows them about what they/we have: a living hope, an inheritance that is secure in heaven and a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
After Peter elaborates on who we are and what we have, he then begins the next verse with the word "therefore."

Now Peter is going to show them what they should do, or how they should live in light of who they are and what they have.

That's what the bulk of this letter is all about.
It is filled with commands that Peter gives to Christ-followers.

Even though I am only going to cover a portion of verse 13 this morning, we are going to read verses 13-16 because they are related.
I will cover the latter part of verse 13 through verse 16 three weeks from now when I get back from Israel.

TEXT: 1 Peter 1:13-16

In the classic movie, "Cool Hand Luke" Paul Newman is an inmate at a prison who was constantly trying to escape and who got caught. Perhaps you'll remember the following scene:

COOL HAND LUKE VIDEO

Is your mind right?

Do you think like an alien?

In Romans 12:2, the apostle Paul writes,

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:2

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