LIVING HOPE #12: This Means War!

August 2, 2020 Series: Living Hope

Topic: Sunday Worship Passage: 1 Peter 2:11–12, Galatians 5:16–25, 2 Timothy 2:22, Hebrews 11:13–16, James 4:1

August 2, 2020                                                                    Rev. Thomas M. Cox

                                                                                            LIVING HOPE #12:                                                                                                    This Means War!

                                                                                              1 Peter 2:11-12


1)   L_______ ones-


2)   Sojourners-


3)   E______-


4)   W_________-


5)   Not E_____doers-



  • A__________ from Fleshly P__________. (see Galatians 5:16-25)


  • H______able Conduct (see 2 Timothy 2:22) & Good Deeds-


C) Applications: Because I am a member of God’s A_____, I can:

  1.   KNOW that I will face spiritual W___fare in the world.


  1.   FEEL a sense of U______ in my B_______ against the F______.


  1.   OBEY the Lord by B__________ together with other L______- minded believers to follow our C____________ -in- Chief by W__________ together in the Spirit.

1 Peter 2:11-12 (ESV) 

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.   


Galatians 516 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. (italics mine)

 2 Timothy 222So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

More in Living Hope

January 24, 2021

LIVING HOPE #28: Salutations

January 17, 2021

LIVING HOPE #27: Wild Kingdom

January 10, 2021

LIVING HOPE #26: Humility
Varina Sized

Join us Sunday at