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5.4.35 7.28.2019 1 Peter 1.17-21 Hero of our Hope

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5.4.35 7.28.2019 Hero of our Hope
Entice: Do you like stories? I love to read. I'll read nearly everything. I like stories with heroic figures. We need heroes. Unfortunately just about all of them are flawed.
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Entice: Do you like stories? I love to read. I'll read nearly everything. I like stories with heroic figures. We need heroes. Unfortunately just about all of them are flawed. Icarus flies too

Icarus flies too high.

Samson liked the dames.

high. Samson liked the dames. Robert E. Lee was reckless. We are always in search of a hero who will inspire us and not disappoint us.

Bobby Lee was reckless.

Robert E. Lee was reckless.

We are always in search of a hero who will inspire us and not disappoint us.
Engage: For some of us religion becomes a substitute for our need to have a hero. For others it's football. Or Rock n' Roll. When we make our heroes to speak to our culture, our
Engage: For some of us religion becomes a substitute for our need to have a hero. For others it's football. Or Rock n' Roll. When we creat our heroes to speak to our culture, our times, our needs. We will always be disappointed.
times, our needs. We will always be disappointed.
Expand: Jesus is a hero who addresses the needs of the world without being subject to or limited by them. 1 Peter is a manifesto for anchoring our faith to Jesus. Not our status in this world. Not contemporary church-culture. Not the riches which are ours because of the circumstances of our birth. Whether you are Christian in Boston or Beirut, in Gotham or in Grayville-our sojourn is temporary it is the commitments of our faith are permanent. We are aliens. Immigrants, Migrants, Pilgrims.
Expand: Jesus is a hero who addresses the needs of the world without being subject to or limited by them. 1 Peter is a manifesto for anchoring our faith to Jesus. Not our status in
1 Peter 1:17–21 ESV
17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
this world. Not contemporary church-culture. Not the riches which are ours because of the circumstances of our birth. Whether you are Christian in Boston or Beirut, in Gotham or
in Grayville-our sojourn is temporary it is the commitments of our faith are permanent. We are aliens. Immigrants, Migrants, Pilgrims.
Excite: Please listen carefully. Jesus gives us permanency. Jesus gives impact. Jesus gives us focus. Jesus is a hero whose heroism is not self-absorbed. From the very moment that the Messianic dream was first dreamt long ago in Eden; Jesus' sacrificial ministry was about us.
was first dreamt long ago in Eden; Jesus' sacrificial ministry was about us.
Explore:

In Jesus the long arch of faith bending across history empowers our daily discipleship.

Explain: Peter tells us that this Gospel provides the resources we need for living effectively in exile.
Body of Sermon:

1 Pattern of Reverence. 17

1.1 Confirms our paternity.

1.1 Confirms our paternity.

1.2 Rewards Persistence.

1.2 Rewards persistence.

2 Precious Redemption. 18

2 Precious Redemption. 18,19
is not

2.1 Achieved with perishable pretties.

2.1 …is not achieved with perishable pretties. 18.
It is is
It is is
2.2 ….is achieved through the supreme sacrifice of Christ. 19

2.2 …. achieved through the supreme sacrifice of Christ. 19

2.2 Achieved through the supreme sacrifice.

3 Process of Revelation. vv. 19-20

3 Process of

3.1 Deliberate not reckless.

3.1 Deliberate not reckless.

3.2 Definite result.

3.2 Definite result.
4 Power of Resurrection. 21

4 Power of Resurrection.

is the
4.1 …the focus of faith.

4.1 Focus of faith.

4.2 Foundation of faith.

4.2 ….the foundation of faith.
Shut Down:
Empowered Christian living=The power of resurrection disclosed though the unfolding process of revelation, resulting in our precious redemption obligating us to a pattern of
reverent living.
Oh precious is the flow…that makes me white as snow! Power in the blood! Not just to save from sin but to save us for living in the fallen world. To speak words of witness in the midst of all the debris and despair that litters our world. Jesus is the hero of our redemption story. He paid our ransom with His very own blood. This is our Gospel. This is our story. This is our re-birthright.
midst of all the debris and despair that litters our world. Jesus is the hero of our redemption. He paid our ransom with His very own blood. This is our Gospel. This is our story. This
is our re-birthright.
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