by Marvin D. Patterson

The Greatness of Salvation
Marvin Patterson
1 Peter 1:10-17


We are looking again tonight at the first epistle that the big fisherman, Simon Peter, wrote to those Christians who were scattered all over the Roman Empire, and were suffering for the cause of Christ. Peter wrote to them to bring instruction and comfort, for some had even been killed because of their stand for the Lord. So Peter explains that there is a purpose in our suffering. We have seen in this first chapter that God has elected us according to His foreknowledge to be saved by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ! We have also learned that we have a wonderful inheritance in heaven, and that God will keep us saved by His mighty power. We also saw that trials come our way to build up our faith in God! There is a purpose for all the suffering that we endure, and thank God for that. Tonight we will look at the greatness of salvation, and how it affects us in the way that we think and act. Did you notice that when you placed your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, that you became a different person. Old things pass away, and behold all things become new! There is a change in the heart and life of every genuine believer in Christ!


1- The Mystery of Salvation
10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
The Old Testament prophets wrote about the salvation of God without knowing all the fine details of how it all would be accomplished. God honored their faith that a coming Savior would be born, and that He would die a substitutionary death, and rise from the dead, and become the way of salvation for the entire world! They wrote what the Holy Spirit told them to write under the inspiration of God. They did not just decide to write a Book of the Bible! Listen to several New Testament passages that shed light on how they came to write the Holy Scriptures.

2 Timothy 3:16
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