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Lake Region Bible Church

THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: and His Inexpressible Joy (Message #2/3 * 1 Peter 1:8-9) 02-15-2015

1. Why do we have Inexpressible Joy?

● we know & love Jesus: having first been loved & forgiven by God (1Pe 1:8; Ro 5:6ff; 1Jn 4:7ff)

 

● we have Christ-centered identity & acceptance: which gives us confidence & assurance (Gal 3:28f; Eph 2:13; 2Ti 1:4; 1Jn 1:4)

 

● we have purpose in life & in suffering: amidst God’s comfort & healing (1Pe 2:9ff; 1Pe 4:1ff; Jm 1:2ff; 2Co 1:3ff)

 

● we are promised an imperishable inheritance: & God glorifies Himself thru us while we wait, watch, & work (1Pe 1:4; Col 1:16)

 

2. How do we live with Inexpressible Joy?

● by Faith: standing firm in God’s grace thru Christ (1Pe 5:12; 1:13)

 

● as a Holy Lifestyle: sojourners abiding in Christ (1Pe 1:14ff; 2:11f; Jn 15:1ff)

 

● by Choice: rejoicing in the Lord (1Pe 1:6; Php 4:4ff)

 

 

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