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Being All That We Can Be


1 Peter 1:10-12 (NIV)
10Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.  12It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven.  Even angels long to look into these things.


1)  Believers Are to Discipline Themselves

          1 Peter 1:13 (NIV)
13Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.




2)  Believers Are to Dedicate Themselves

          1 Peter 1:14 (NIV)
14As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.




3)  Believers Are to Differentiate Themselves

          1 Peter 1:15-16 (NIV)
15But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."


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