Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

I Peter 1:10-12 "Our Great Salvation"

The Gospel, the good news, the great salvation from sin in Christ Jesus is prophesied throughout the Bible. “The word of the Lord” was examined even by the very ones who wrote it. Angels long to look into what you are able to pick up and read.

1. A. I Peter 1:10-12 begins, “As to this salvation.” What salvation? Review by backing up in I Peter chapter 1. I Peter 1:9, 8, 4-5, 3

B. What, or rather, Who, is this salvation all about? Describe our faith, hope, joy, or The Gospel. I Peter 1:3-9

2. A. How does the description of our salvation shift in I Peter 1:10-12? Romans 1:1-4

B. Did the prophets completely understand their own writings? I Peter 1:10-11

3. A. The text of I Peter 1:10-12 includes six key concepts: grace, Christ, inspiration, proclamation, the divine order, and the wonder of “this salvation.”

3. B. A word about grace: Salvation is about grace, completely undeserved favor. We need to be grasped by God’s grace. I Peter 1:10, Isaiah 55:1-3, II Timothy 1:9, Romans 4:1-8, I Peter 5:10, Revelation 22:17, Isaiah 45:22, John 3:14-15

A word about Christ: The prophets prophesied about a person. Our message is a person! I Peter 1:11, Isaiah 7:14, Deuteronomy 18:15, 18, Acts 3:22, 7:37, Genesis 22:18, Acts 3:25, Galatians 3:16, Luke 24:25-27, Isaiah 53:10-12, Psalm 22:7-8, 18, 27, Isaiah 9:2, 6, 11:1-2

A word on inspiration: “the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted.” God spoke by moving on the hearts of men and they spoke from God. I Peter 1:11, II Peter 1:20-21, Colossians 3:16, Deuteronomy 6:3, 8:1, 12:28, Psalm 19:7-9, II Timothy 3:16-17, Isaiah 66:1-2

A word about proclamation: It is imperative that when we proclaim God’s word, that we do so by the Holy Spirit.I Peter 1:10-12, I Corinthians 2:1-5, I Thessalonians 1:5

A word about the divine order: “the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.” The cross proceeds the crown. I Peter 1:11, II Corinthians 4:16-18

A word about the wonder of it: The angels were present at creation, they announced Jesus’ birth, they were with Him in garden and at His tomb, yet we read “things into which angels long to look.” Angels do not experience
His grace, we do! I Peter 1:12, Ephesians 2:4-7

In summary, what are we to do? Talk about Jesus. Talk about grace. Memorize verses about the cross in order to be ready to talk about Him. Matthew 11:28, II Corinthians 5:14-15, 20, Ephesians 2:8-9, I Peter 3:15,
II Corinthians 4:18, I Peter 4:1, 5:10-11


November 27, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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