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S.R. 1 Peter 1:1-12


  1. It is a privilege to stand before you and express the great relationship we enjoy in God through Christ
  2. We are family because of our connection through a common Father.


  1. We have a Living Hope (1 Peter 1:1-12)
    1. Hope based upon the fact that we were chosen by God in and through Jesus.
    2. Based upon this fact we have an Inheritance. (1 Peter 1:4-5)
    3. This hope brings joy even in the midst of trials. (1 Peter 1:6-7)
    4. We have faith in the king. We have not seen Him yet, but we believe Him and we love Him. (1 Peter 1:8-9)
    5. Salvation into which Angels long to look. (1 Peter 1:10-12)
      1. Prophets pointed us to Jesus – grace – Someone is Coming
      2. Sufferings of Christ came before the glories to follow. (Thesis Statement)
  2. Motives and Responses (Imperative) (1 Peter 1:13-25)
    1. Hope (1 Peter 1:13)
      1. Motive – Therefore - based on the greatness of the salvation just described
      2. Response – gird your minds for action (NASB)
    2. Holiness (1 Peter 1:14-16) As Obedient Children
    3. Fear (1 Peter 1:17)
      1. Motive – And if you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each man's work
      2. Imperative – conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay earth;
        1. Not to be like the world, to be holy, in fear
    4. Redemption – a parenthesis (1 Peter 1:18-21)
    5. Love (1 Peter 1:22-25) Love of brothers based upon love for God and His Message
      1. Motive – having purified your souls
      2. Imperative – love one another
      3. Now this is the word which is preached to you
        1. Therefore, we should pay attention and obey its teaching
        2. Where do we place our emphasis – on those things which are passing away or on that which lasts forever.

Conclusion: "Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build
you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified." (Acts 20:32)