Purity In Christian Living
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
March 18, 2018
Central Passage
2 Peter 3:1-7
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

INTRODUCTION:

            A.          Jesus left us a perfect example of a pure way of life; I Peter 2:21-22

                         1.         To be like Christ means that we must follow that example; Philippians 2:5

                         2.         We must strive to live in purity; I John 3:3

            B.        As Christians we are to mature in the image of Christ; Romans 8:29

            C.        Our lesson “Purity in Christian Living”

 

I.          WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE PURE LIVES:

            A.        Two Greek words;

                        1.         “Hagnōs” = “clean – innocent, modest; perfect – chaste, clean, pure”;

                                    I Timothy 5:22

                        2.         “Katherǒs” = “clean, clear, pure”; II Peter 3:1

            B.        In order for our lives to be pure we must obey the words of God;  II Peter 1:2

                        1.         The words written by the prophets; Romans 15:4

                        2.         The commandment of the apostles of Christ; I Timothy 1:3;

                                    II Timothy 4:1-5

                        3.         Jesus stated in Matthew 7:21

            C.        Peter intended to stir up the minds of the brethren in remembering the things of God; II Peter 3:1-2

 

II.        EXAMPLES AND SCRIPTURES:

           A.        What purity involves is clearly pictured by the psalmist: Psalm 32:1-2

                       1.         Transgression must be forgiven by God; Hebrews 9:15

                       2.         Sins must be covered by the blood of Christ; Acts 22:16; I John 1:7-10

                       3.         “Blessed is the man...”; Psalms 32:2

           B.         Examples and Admonitions;

                       1.          Paul to Timothy; I Timothy 1:5; 3:9; 5:22

                       2.          Peter wrote; I Peter 1:22; II Peter 3:1

                       3.         James stated; James 1:27

 

CONCLUSION:      

          A.         Friends, if we want to make heaven our home, we must live pure lives

          B.         Have you been washed in the blood of Jesus?  Are your sins covered?  I John 1:7-10  

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