When The Heat Is On
"It's Time to Grow Up!"
1 Peter 2:1-2 Therefore, put away (rid yourselves of) all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for (desire) the pure spiritual milk of the word, so that by it you may grow up into your salvation,
Ways to Grow Up
1. Consume the Word
1 Peter 2:2-3
2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
"Praying the IOU's"
- Incline my heart to your understanding
- Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your word
- Unite my heart (give me an undivided heart) to fear your name
- Satisfy me this morning with your unfailing love
2. Establish Your Foundation
1 Peter 2:5-6
5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
1 Peter 2:7-8
7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 8 and “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.”
3. Embrace Your Identity
1 Peter 2:9 a
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession...
4. Excel at Your Purpose
1 Peter 2:9 b
9...so that you may proclaim the excellencies (praises) of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.