LAB91 Fear Treating God as Trash
Characters Elect Exiles God the Father The Lord Jesus Elect Exiles The elect exiles called on God as...
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Characters Elect Exiles God the Father The Lord Jesus Elect Exiles The elect exiles called on God as Father (vs 17) They knew that their deeds while on the earth would be judged by God (vs 17) The elect exiles had to conduct themselves with fear in everything they did (vs 17) They had to maintain that level of conduct through the time that they lived on the earth (vs 17) The elect exilesknew the fact that they were ransomed from their lives they inherited from their forefathers (vs 18) Their ransom was not paid for with perishable riches such as silver or gold (vs 18) Their ransom was paid for with the precious blood of Jesus (vs 19) Questions / Comments Would I act differently if I always had in my mind that God will judge each one of my deeds while I am alive on this earth? Do I understand the fear of the Lord? Futile ways are taught to us by our parents, in schools and university, and in the school of life. We also inherit these from our forefathers. We were part of the wild vine with no hope but now we are grafted onto the How easy it is to revert to these futile ways if we do not keep our focus on The Lord and follow in Hid footsteps. Abiding in Him. Summary The elect exiles were told to conduct themselves with fear of God in all their deeds throuout their time of exile. They knew that they had been bought by the precious blood of Christ God the Father God can be called on as Father (vs 17) God judges impartially in accordance with the deeds carried out by the elect exiles (vs 17) God was to be held in a certain amount of fear (vs 17) Questions God judges impartially, do I jdge others when I know it is not my place or authority to judge? I am afraid I often fall into the trap of makng judgements on others? Summary God can be called upon by the elect exiles and ourselves as our heavenly Father. God will judge what we do on our time on this earth im The Lord Jesus The blood of Jesus Christ is precious (vs 19) The blood of Christ is imperishable whereas silver or gold is not (vs 18-19) The blood of Jesus is the ramson price to save us from the futile ways of our forefathers (vs 18-19) The Lord Jesus Christ was like a perfect sacrificial lamb, with no defects, no blemishes, the perfect man. (vs 19) Questions / Comments I was bought, and a price had to be paid for me to be saved. This ransom price of the blood of the Lamb. The magnitude of the price paid for my freedom. A blood bought sinner, a sinner bought with precious blood. How can I keep that thought at the forefront of my mind? I am reminderd of the words of old song "What can wash away my sin. Nothing but the blood of Jesus". Ransomed ms 49:8 ESV 8 for r the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice, Matthew 20:28 ESV 28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served but k to serve, and l to give his life as a ransom for m many.” Mark 10:45 ESV 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but u to serve, and v to give his life as a ransom for w many.” 1 Timothy 2:6 ESV 6 d who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is e the testimony given f at the proper time. Futile mans 1:21 ESV 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they o became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. U 1 Corinthians 3:20 ESV 20 and again, i “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile .” U 1 Corinthians 15:17 ESV 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and c you are still in your sins. Dr Piper's Questions 1. What is the main point of 1 Peter 1:17–19 (look for the main verb)? Conduct yourself with fear . If we follow the advice given in ( Rom 14:17-18 ) we should never need to fear God. 2. Why might that command seem strange in light of the immediate context in these three verses? Because the other verses express the mercy of God in giving His son as a spotless sacrifice. Redeeming the elect exiles from their former ‘futile ways’ 3. Read Philippians 2:12–13, 2 Corinthians 5:10–11, Romans 2:6–7, and Hebrews 12:14. How do these other passages help us understand what Peter means in 1 Peter 1:17–19? Believers are not saved at one stroke. Their full salvation is a process ( 2Co 2:15 ). The elect exiles were to conduct themselves with fear ‘throughout’ their lives. The life of a Christian while here on earth is a pursuit, a following after, a pressing on, a contest, fight, race (Php 3:12 ; Rom 14:19 ; 1Co 9:24-27 ; 1Ti 6:11-12). 4. Based on these verses, and any others that come to mind, how would you explain what it means for a believer to fear God? God will render to each of us according to our works, we will all be judged by God who is impartial in His judgements. We need to rely on the help of the Spirit to act on and complete the things that God has asked us to do. We have been bought at a great price and belong to Jesus (Phil 3:12, Rom 14:18-19, Rom 14:22). If we turn our back to God and do what is right in our own eyes, then we should fear what will happen to us on judgement day. We should fear and tremble if we ever, through our own conscious decision make a decision to depart from His presence and throw away our faith in Jesus as our Savior. 5. Can you think of any illustrations you might use? None that come close to Dr Piper's illustration
11446838365369 1446838365304 Notes 2015-11-06 19:32:45 2015-11-13 22:18:22 Characters Elect Exiles God the Father The Lord Jesus Elect Exiles The elect exiles called on God as Father (vs 17) They knew that their deeds while on the earth would be judged by God (vs 17) The elect exiles had to conduct themselves with fear in everything they did (vs 17) They had to maintain that level of conduct through the time that they lived on the earth (vs 17) The elect exilesknew the fact that they were ransomed from their lives they inherited from their forefathers (vs 18) Their ransom was not paid for with perishable riches such as silver or gold (vs 18) Their ransom was paid for with the precious blood of Jesus (vs 19) Questions / Comments Would I act differently if I always had in my mind that God will judge each one of my deeds while I am alive on this earth? Do I understand the fear of the Lord? Futile ways are taught to us by our parents, in schools and university, and in the school of life. We also inherit these from our forefathers. We were part of the wild vine with no hope but now we are grafted onto the How easy it is to revert to these futile ways if we do not keep our focus on The Lord and follow in Hid footsteps. Abiding in Him. Summary The elect exiles were told to conduct themselves with fear of God in all their deeds throuout their time of exile. They knew that they had been bought by the precious blood of Christ God the Father God can be called on as Father (vs 17) God judges impartially in accordance with the deeds carried out by the elect exiles (vs 17) God was to be held in a certain amount of fear (vs 17) Questions God judges impartially, do I jdge others when I know it is not my place or authority to judge? I am afraid I often fall into the trap of makng judgements on others? Summary God can be called upon by the elect exiles and ourselves as our heavenly Father. God will judge what we do on our time on this earth im The Lord Jesus The blood of Jesus Christ is precious (vs 19) The blood of Christ is imperishable whereas silver or gold is not (vs 18-19) The blood of Jesus is the ramson price to save us from the futile ways of our forefathers (vs 18-19) The Lord Jesus Christ was like a perfect sacrificial lamb, with no defects, no blemishes, the perfect man. (vs 19) Questions / Comments I was bought, and a price had to be paid for me to be saved. This ransom price of the blood of the Lamb. The magnitude of the price paid for my freedom. A blood bought sinner, a sinner bought with precious blood. How can I keep that thought at the forefront of my mind? I am reminderd of the words of old song "What can wash away my sin. Nothing but the blood of Jesus". Ransomed ms 49:8 ESV 8 for r the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice, Matthew 20:28 ESV 28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served but k to serve, and l to give his life as a ransom for m many.” Mark 10:45 ESV 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but u to serve, and v to give his life as a ransom for w many.” 1 Timothy 2:6 ESV 6 d who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is e the testimony given f at the proper time. Futile mans 1:21 ESV 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they o became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. U 1 Corinthians 3:20 ESV 20 and again, i “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile .” U 1 Corinthians 15:17 ESV 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and c you are still in your sins. Dr Piper's Questions 1. What is the main point of 1 Peter 1:17–19 (look for the main verb)? Conduct yourself with fear . If we follow the advice given in ( Rom 14:17-18 ) we should never need to fear God. 2. Why might that command seem strange in light of the immediate context in these three verses? Because the other verses express the mercy of God in giving His son as a spotless sacrifice. Redeeming the elect exiles from their former ‘futile ways’ 3. Read Philippians 2:12–13, 2 Corinthians 5:10–11, Romans 2:6–7, and Hebrews 12:14. How do these other passages help us understand what Peter means in 1 Peter 1:17–19? Believers are not saved at one stroke. Their full salvation is a process ( 2Co 2:15 ). The elect exiles were to conduct themselves with fear ‘throughout’ their lives. The life of a Christian while here on earth is a pursuit, a following after, a pressing on, a contest, fight, race (Php 3:12 ; Rom 14:19 ; 1Co 9:24-27 ; 1Ti 6:11-12). 4. Based on these verses, and any others that come to mind, how would you explain what it means for a believer to fear God? God will render to each of us according to our works, we will all be judged by God who is impartial in His judgements. We need to rely on the help of the Spirit to act on and complete the things that God has asked us to do. We have been bought at a great price and belong to Jesus (Phil 3:12, Rom 14:18-19, Rom 14:22). If we turn our back to God and do what is right in our own eyes, then we should fear what will happen to us on judgement day. We should fear and tremble if we ever, through our own conscious decision make a decision to depart from His presence and throw away our faith in Jesus as our Savior. 5. Can you think of any illustrations you might use? None that come close to Dr Piper's illustration notes
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