Sunday, February 11, 2007

Keep Your Eyes on the Goal - 1 Peter 2:4-12

Life is filled with temptations and distractions. Advertisements, homework, tv, internet, magazines, and other people all clamor for our attention and focus. These things all work together to keep us from what is most important - working towards the spiritual goal that God has set before all of mankind. Peter reminds his readers about the simplicity of life and reminds them to Keep their Eyes on the Goal.
  • We have a team - v5, bricks in a spiritual house
  • We have a goal - v5, to offer spiritual sacrifices
  • We have rules - v8, the message we were destined for
  • Keep Your Eyes on the Goal - v9
    • Leave the Past Behind - v10, once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy
    • Know Your Team - v11, live as aliens and strangers in the world
    • Check Your Heart - v11, abstain from sinful desires
    • Follow the Rules - v12, live such good lives that pagans glorify God
Originally presented February 11, 2007.