Life Lessons from Peter (part 3)

LIFE LESSONS FROM 1ST PETER (PART 3)

(Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)

TEXT: 1ST PETER 2:1-8 (NIV), 1 COR 10:1-12 (NIV)

 1Pe 2:1 – 3: Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

  • THEREFORE: BECAUSE OF ALL THAT WAS SAID IN CHAPTER 1.  ESP 1 PETER 1:2
  • LAYING ASIDE (ONCE & FOR ALL as taking off old soiled garments) (KJV), PUT AWAY (ASV): MALICE, DECEIT, HYPOCRICY, ENVY, EVIL SPEAKING OR SLANDER PROGRESSION mALICE->DECEIT->HYPOCRICY->ENVY->SLANDER
  • (READ EPH 4:22-24 NIV) SPEAKS OF PUTTING OFF YOUR OLD SELF
  • KJV SPEAKS OF CRAVING THE MILK OF THE WORD: Jam 1:21, 22: Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
  • NOW THAT YOU AVE TASTED THAT THE LORD IS GOOD: Ps 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

1Pe 2:4 – 8:  As you come to him, the living Stone–rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him–5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone,” 8 and, “A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message–which is also what they were destined for.

  • JESUS COMPARED TO A LIVING STONE; MOSES STRUCK THE ROCK & WATER GUSHED
  • MAT 21:42, 43:  ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone
  • PETER ALSO COMPARES US TO LIVING STONES BEING BUILT INTO A SPIRITUAL HOUSE
  • Mat 16:18 And I tell you that you are Peter (PETROS: A PIECE OF ROCK), and on this rock (PETRA: A MASSIVE ROCK) I will build my church…
  • Eph 2:22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
  • “SEE I LAY IN ZION, A TESTED STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE (ISA 28:16)
  • “A STONE THAT CAUSES MEN TO STUMBLE AND A ROCK THAT MAKES THEM TO FALL…” (ISAIAH 8:14)
  • THEY STUMBLE BECAUSE THEY DISOBEY THE MESSAGE (NOT BECAUSE THEY SINNED BUT THEY REJECTED CHRIST (the word made flesh), GOD’S PROVISION FOR THEIR SALVATION: HE IS THE MESSAGE.)

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