Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Sunday, April 01, 2012

Sermon Notes from "Christ to the Chosen Sojourners: Grace and Peace to You." Sermon by Mitch Chase.

[From the 10:45AM worship service this morning at Kosmosdale Baptist Church.]

1 Peter 1:1-2.

I. Introduction: Peter as a five-sided diamond.

II. The Sender

A. Peter (NT Background):
1. Peter prior to the resurrection
2. Peter following the resurrection
3. Peter, a mature apostle

B. An apostle: Peter represents Jesus.

III. The Recipients

A. Exiles:
1. Physical exiles
2. Spiritual sojourners

B. Elect:
1. OT Background
2. Election is presented as a comforting doctrine.
3. Three aspects of election:
a. According to the foreknowledge of the Father
b. Sanctification of the Spirit:
i. "sanctification" = "set apart"
ii. "sanctification" indicates a call to holiness
c. Chosen for obedience to the Son:
i. background: Exodus 24
ii. "sprinkled with blood" = "cleansed for obedience"

IV. The Greeting: The apostles opened their epistles by combining a Gentile and Jewish greeting, and Christianizing these greetings with gospel concepts.

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