1 Peter 4

LIVING.HOPE.

Part 10: The Faithful Fight: Armed and Ready

1 Peter 4:1-6 (NKJV)

Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. 3 For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable
idolatries. 4 In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. 5 They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the
living and the dead. 6 For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

 

1.  Faithful fighters arm themselves with the right MOTIVATION.

· Weare MOTIVATED by CHRIST’S SUFFERING      (v.1)

· We are MOTIVATED by GOD’S JUDGEMENT        (v.5)

2.  Faithful fighters ready themselves through their new CONDITION .

A New Creation In Christ:

· No longer SERVES SIN  (v.1)

· Is not overwhelmed by DAILY DESIRES ( v.2a)

· Seeks the WILL of GOD (v.2b)

· Separates from the MISTAKES of the PAST  (v.3)