Mountain View Baptist Church

08.30.20

New Life Now

New Life Now

Series: 1 Peter

Category: Faith

Speaker: Joshua Holland

Details:

I. All who are in Christ escape condemnation. (3:18-22) (review)

  1. As Noah entered the Ark, so you need to enter Jesus.
  2. Baptism is a picture of you being "placed into Christ."
  3. In Christ, you don't fight for victory, you fight from victory.

II. Identify with Christ who suffered for your sin. (v.1-2)

  1. Dead men don’t sin.
  2. Arm yourself with this thought: “sin has no hold on me.”
  3. Are you driven by human desires or led by the will of God?

III.  You are a new creation in Christ, now and for eternity. (v.3-6)

  1. You are not controlled by your past. (cf. Lam. 3:23)
  2. Don’t be surprised or defensive if the world rejects you.
  3. For believers, physical death leads to eternity with Jesus.