LIVING HOPE #21: Live for the Will of God
Topic: Sunday Worship Passage: 1 Peter 4:1–4:6, 1 Peter 2:13–2:15, Ephesians 5:17–5:18, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 5:16–5:18
October 18, 2020 Rev. Thomas M. Cox
LIVING HOPE #21:
Live for the Will of God
1 Peter 4:1-6
A) ARM YOURSELVES WITH A RARE P____________
- Make it your mission to S__________ in the flesh.
- Because Christ is our E____________
- Because we are D________ to sin.
B) LEAVE HUMAN PASSIONS BEHIND: A F________ OF DEBAUCHERY
- S__________ Immorality-
- S____________ Intoxication-
- S________________ Idolatry-
C) “This is the W____ of God…” (1 P 2:13-15, Eph. 5:17-18, 1 Thess 4:3ff & 5:16-18)
D) EVERYONE WILL GIVE AN ACCOUNT TO GOD
- Those that M__________ you (see Romans 1:28-32)
- The gospel is preached to those who are “dead”:
- Already under judgment (see John 3:17-18)
- Some will believe and L______ in the Spirit!
1 Peter 4:1-6 (ESV)
Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. 3 For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. 4 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; 5 but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.
THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD
1 Peter 2:13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.
Ephesians 5:17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit
1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.