How Then Must I Live?
Passage: 1 Peter 1:13–1:21
What does it mean to do the dishes in a godly way?
How do we drive to work in a godly way?
Essentially, what does it mean to go about our mundane daily lives in light of the Gospel?
The Gospel is intended to impact these details of our lives and produce fruit therein. This Gospel, as well as godliness, is not designed by God as an add-on to our lives; rather, it is an intended product of our godly beliefs. It is essential for a Christian to live a godly life. So then, we must answer the question: how do we wash dishes in a godly way? Blessedly, Peter addresses this in his first letter to part of the early church. In this letter, give gives reasons in the form of commands and based in the Gospel of Christ.
Three Gospel-based Commands That Help Us Work Out Our Great Salvation
- Hope fully. (1 Peter 1:13)
For what do we hope now while on earth?
How do we set our hope on our returning Christ?
How do we prepare our minds for action?
- Be holy. (1 Peter 1:15)
According to Paul,
- What is the mindset of holiness? (1 Peter 1:14)
- What is the method of holiness? ( 1 Peter 1:14)
- Who is the model of holiness? (1 Peter 1:15)
- What is the motivation of holiness? (1 Peter 1:16)
Why should we live fearfully? (1 Peter 1:17-18)
Why is our redemption by Jesus far more precious than redemption with gold or silver? (1 Peter 1:18-21)
NOTE: This is the ninth sermon in a series titled So Great a Salvation. See the rest of the series here.