Nov 15, 2015
Morning Service – The Purified Life
1 Peter 1:22-2:3 Spiritual purification (22) Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. Psalm 119:9 How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Trials refine faith Obedience to God's Word refines character! What is the visible results of this cleansing process? 1) A sincere Love of others (22b) Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 2) A desire/hunger for spiritual growth. Psalm 42:1-2 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? A) Salvation (1:23) Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. Rom. 10:17 (KJV) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. B) Spiritual Growth (2:2-3) 3) A repentance from sin (2:1) Five sins that would drive wedges between believers. “malice” wickedness “Deceit” “to catch with bait” Deliberate dishonesty! 1 John 1:8-9 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Obadiah 1:3-4 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, 'Who can bring me down to the ground?' Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down,” declares the LORD. “hypocrisy” Putting on a show “”envy” Wanting what someone else has “slander” Speaking evil against someone Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. *God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called.*
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  • Nov 15, 2015Morning Service – The Purified Life
    Nov 15, 2015
    Morning Service – The Purified Life
    1 Peter 1:22-2:3 Spiritual purification (22) Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. Psalm 119:9 How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Trials refine faith Obedience to God's Word refines character! What is the visible results of this cleansing process? 1) A sincere Love of others (22b) Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 2) A desire/hunger for spiritual growth. Psalm 42:1-2 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? A) Salvation (1:23) Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. Rom. 10:17 (KJV) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. B) Spiritual Growth (2:2-3) 3) A repentance from sin (2:1) Five sins that would drive wedges between believers. “malice” wickedness “Deceit” “to catch with bait” Deliberate dishonesty! 1 John 1:8-9 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Obadiah 1:3-4 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, 'Who can bring me down to the ground?' Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down,” declares the LORD. “hypocrisy” Putting on a show “”envy” Wanting what someone else has “slander” Speaking evil against someone Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. *God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called.*