Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
Message – 1 Peter 4:3 – 5
Last time we saw that because Christ died in our place we are to reckon it true that His death was our death and we are now dead to the world and all its allurements and alive to God. Today I want us to see the change that Peter tells us that will make in our lives:
Vs. 3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Anything sound familiar here? One translation says it like this; You have spent enough time in the past doing what the heathen like to do. Your lives were spent in indecency, lust, drunkenness, sexual orgies, drinking parties, and the disgusting worship of idols. What a list. Perhaps you were spared from all of that, but some us, I’m afraid find it very descriptive of they way we lived. But no more. Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation, Old things have past away and all things have become new. And how does the old gang react to that? Vs. 4 They think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: Yes says Peter, they may speak evil of you, but they will give account to God that is ready to judge the living and the dead. There is a judgment and those who reject the Savior will not escape it. The world of indecency, lust, drunkenness, and sexual orgies, may fancy they are going to heaven, but the Scriptures say they are not. May we who are, live like it.
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