by Jerry Vines

I Peter 1:10-12
We concluded last Sunday morning with the ninth verse so the tenth
verse comes after the ninth verse. So we will begin there. I Peter
chapter one and I would like to read this morning verses ten, eleven
and twelve. Sometimes we move a little faster than this, but occasionally
we just hit a section that is so good you can't rush through it. When
I first read these three verses a few weeks ago getting ready for this
series of messages. I had thought that I would just briefly comment
about them and move on. But I have come to believe that these three
verses are some of the richest verses in the entire letter of I Peter.
That is kinda the way the bible is, isn't it? You just, you will run
across a chapter and say well, there is not much there. And you really
start digging into it you will find that it maybe the richest thing
you have ever gotten hold of. Oh, the wonder of the inspiration of
God's precious word. So I would like to read I Peter chapter one verses
ten, eleven and twelve.
"Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently,
who prophesied of the grace thtat should come unto you: Searching what,
or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify,
when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Chri-st, and the glory-
that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves,
but unto us they did minister the things which are now reported unto you
by them that hath preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent
down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into."
Simon Peter turns again to the great theme of salvation. It seems
in the opening verses of this chapter as if he is not able to get away
from that wonderful subject. In the fifth verse he said, "we are kept
by the power of God through faith unto salvation, ready to be delivered
in the last time." In the ninth verse he returns to salvation again when
he says "rece ...

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