Watch out! By listening to what Jesus revealed, His disciples understand, take right actions, and avoid being led astray.
God provided a way to understand. (v.14)
Jesus gave action steps to do, based on that understanding. (v.14b-18)
Jesus forewarned His followers how to avoid being led astray. (v.19-23)
With instructions from Jesus, how can one still be led astray?
Where do we get spiritual understanding? Dan. 1:17, 2:21-23, 12:10
What is this abomination of desolation? Dan. 9:27, 11:31, 12:11
How could a miracle be a false trick? Deut. 13:1-2, 2 Thess. 2:3-10
In our study, we discuss this passage that says that Christians were "chosen to salvation" but it's not on the bases of some sort of "election" or "predestination" as taught by Calvinists, Augustinians and other "Sovereign Grace" doctrines of divine fatalism.
Also Reference: 1 Corinthians 1:21, John 1:12-13, Ephesians 1:3-5, Hebrews 10:14 & 17-18, 1 Timothy 4:9-10, Galatians 2:16
Peter is addressing the Jewish believers who were forced to flee Jerusalem, when a great persecution began on the day that Stephen was stoned to death. Peter makes clear that believers are chosen by God, through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, so that they might obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood. We look at the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in bringing on to faith in Jesus Christ
Peter is addressing the Jewish believers who were forced to flee Jerusalem, when a great persecution began on the day that Stephen was stoned to death. Peter makes clear that believers are chosen by God, through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, so that they might obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood. We look closely at the word that speaks of the drawing work of the Father on behalf of His chosen ones.
I. The Comfort of Foreknowledge
A. Prolegomena (an introduction to this discussion)
B. Foreknowledge as Precognition – Knowledge of Actions
C. Foreknowledge as Foreordination – Commitment to Love
II. The Guarantee of Predestination
A. God's Determined Purpose
B. Secondary Purpose: Conformity to God's Son
C. Primary Purpose: Worshipping God's Son
Guest preacher and missionary to the Czech Republic, Adam Cook, looks at the introductory verses of the epistle of 1 Peter. In these few verses, Peter talks about the entire Christian life - from the moment of salvation to eternity future. But the hope that we have in that time does not exempt us from trials and pain. How do we face those times? What is the source of our hope and where is it leading us? As we walk through this life, we are strangers in a strange land, and these verses help us know how to live as representatives of God.
I want us to look at 3 Headings for this Passage: 1st - A Betrayal as No Other Betrayal. 2nd - An Arrest as No Other Arrest. And 3rd - A Captive Like No Other Captive. The Joy that was set before Christ was us, His people. Jesus set the stage for His own self-revelation. In the Garden when He said to them - I am, they drew back and fell to the ground. Those who came to take Him, then saw a glimpse of His real glory as the God-Man was revealed. Jesus Christ is the great I AM. John wants us to know who was really in charge. Jesus was a captive like no other captive. Because He was bound, we could be forgiven our sins and be released from our sins.
Verse by verse exposition of the book of 2 Kings. PM sermons are preceded by a Confessional, Catechism, or Historic Creed lesson. Usually 5 minutes or so. (WCF 5- Providence)
2 Kgs 6:1 And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "See now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us. 2 Please, let us go to the Jordan, and let every man take a beam from there, and let us make there a place where we may dwell." So he answered, "Go." 3 Then one said, "Please consent to go with your servants." And he answered, "I will go." 4 So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. 5 But as one was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, "Alas, master! For it was borrowed." 6 So the man of God said, "Where did it fall?" And he showed him the place. So he cut off a stick, and threw it in there; and he made the iron float. 7 Therefore he said, "Pick it up for yourself." So he reached out his hand and took it.
Outline of 1 st Peter 1:3-21 September 3, 2023
Standing Firm in the True Grace of God
I. The Source of Our Salvation, vs. 3-5
II. The Joy and Future Hope of Our Salvation, vs. 6-9
III. The Prophecy and Proclamation of Our Salvation, vs. 10-12
IV. The Conduct of Our Salvation, vs. 13-16
V. The Summary of Our Salvation, vs. 17-21
Note: Comparing v. 3 with v. 21: This passage begins and ends
(bookends) with our faith and our hope in God.
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05- Theological Fatalism, foreknowledge of a human act.
18- Is Matthew 24:36 a contradiction in scripture?
32- Issues with King James Version.
55- Genesis 2:19, Were animals created before Adam?
God wants us to know His promises are true and trustworthy so He uses Paul to show us the Golden Chain. The chain is linked to our past and the history shown is to give us confidence in our future. God will finish what He has started in us. Trust Him