Rev. Lon Lorton

April 22, 2018

1 Peter 1:13-21

Living in a foreign place gives us options.

  • We can try to be immigrants.
  • We can behave like tourists.
  • We can consider ourselves to be in exile (Jeremiah 29:4-5,7).
  • We might even consider ourselves to be ambassadors.

Peter urges us to be prepared and sober minded.

  • Culture shock is a reality.

Be holy.

  • Peter doesn’t stop there.  “Be holy, like God is holy!”

Holiness defined:

  • Separate from the norm, unique.

Getting the power to be holy (1 Peter 1:17-20).

  • Only through Jesus.
  • Only if there’s a desire to hear and please God.