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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
Program #2-03. CT 309252
I PETER SERIES, PT. VI
"This Amazing Salvation"
(I Peter 1:10-12)
As to this salvation, the prophets who
prophesied of the grace that would come
to you made careful search and inquiry,
seeking to know what person or time the
Spirit of Christ within them was
indicating as He predicted the sufferings
of Christ and the glories to follow.
It was revealed to them that they were
not serving themselves, but you, in these
things which now have been announced to
you through those who preached the gospel
to you by the Holy Spirit sent from
heaven--things into which angels long to
Frank Broyles, coach at the University of Arkansas, is one of the
commentators on the televised Saturday college football games. You
might be interested in knowing that Frank Broyles is a committed
Christian. Sometime ago, in speaking at a Fellowship of Christian
Athletes assembly, he said to them, "You know, when you receive and
discover the love of Christ, it's the most wonderful thing in the
world. It's like finding buried treasure or precious jewels. If you
have it, you just keep quiet about it."
If you have Christ and His amazing salvation, you can't keep quiet
about it. The Apostle Peter is talking about some Christians who
couldn't keep quiet, and they are describing salvation.
The first twelve verses of the Book of I Peter are written to give
theological background of how we ought to live. Verse 13, where we
begin now, through the next four and a half chapters deals with how
Christians, those who have received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and
are saved, should live day by day.
I. THE PROPHETS AWAITED SALVATION.
First, Peter talks about the fact that the prophets awaited this
salvation. They didn't understand, but they waited for it. In verses
10 and 11 the prophets told of the gr ...
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