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Notes from 1 Peter 1:13-21

Review
In verses 1-12, Peter lays the groundwork for the rest of the letter.  He reminds the churches he is writing to that their salvation and its benefits have been purchased and secured by the very power of God.  Because God Himself is making their salvation sure, they can look beyond the suffering and trials of this world to the world to come and stand firm in their faith.

1 Peter 1:13-21
In verses 13-21 Peter gives the believers 3 commands on how to conduct themselves as exiles.

Three Commands
1.      Live in Hope - Set your hope fully on the grace to be brought to you at revelation of Jesus. (v.13)
a.      Preparing your minds for action (girding the loins of your mind)
b.      Being sober minded

2.      Live in Holiness - Be holy in all your conduct. (v.15)
a.      As obedient children
b.      Do not be conformed to passions of former ignorance
c.       As He is holy

3.      Live in Fear - Conduct yourselves with fear. (v.17)
a.      You were ransomed with the blood of Christ
b.      Christ was the plan of God from before time
c.       Manifest now for the sake of believers
d.   So that our faith and hope would be in God

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