Category Archives: Born again

Minds Prepared for Action

1 Peter 1:1-25. The apostle Peter was writing to a people that could understand the cost of standing for truth much better we can (1 Peter 1:6; 3:14; 4:12; 5:9). 1 Peter is very relevant to us.

I.   ADDRESSEES

A. Chosen Sojourners (1 Pet 1:12)
B. Dispersed Sojourners (1 Pet 1:2)

1. All Christians (1 Pet 2:9-10)
2. Watchful Christians (Rev 22:20; Matt 24:42; Phil 3:20)

II.   CHOSEN SOJOURNERS: How? Why?

A. God and The Spirit (1 Pet 1:2)
B. Born again to a Living Hope (1 Pet 1:2)
C. Obedience, Sprinkling, Grace (1 Pet 1:2, 18-19; cf. Exo 24:7-8)

1. For hope, inheritance, heaven (1 Pet 1:3-4)
2. For protection by faith (1 Pet 1:5)
3. For rejoicing in trials (1 Pet 1:6-9)
4. For understanding and salvation (1 Pet 1:10-12; cf. Dan 8:27)

III.   OBJECTIVE

A. Minds prepared to act (1 Pet 1:13)

1. Sober in spirit (1 Pet 1:13)
2. Fixed in hope (1 Pet 1:13; cf. Heb 12:2)
3. Obedient like children (1 Pet 1:14; cf. 1:2, 22)
4. Holy like God (1 Pet 1:15-16; cf. Heb 12:14)
5. Reverent to God (1 Pet 1:17)
6. Futile earthly inheritances (1 Pet 1:18-19)
7. Knowing eternal redemption (1 Pet 1:19-21)
8. Purify your soul (1 Pet 1:22)
9. Sincerity of love (1 Pet 1:22)

– Proof of new birth (1 Pet 1:23)
– Futility of no love (1 Cor 13:1-3)
– Example of Jesus (John 13:34-35)
– Time is short (1 Pet 1:24-25)