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Delivered By
Pastor Ed Dinkins
Delivered On
March 1, 2015
Central Passage
2 Peter 3:3-18
Subject
First Sunday Service
Description

Commentary Excerpt - Data Source: http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/61-27/living-in-anticipation-of-christs-return-part-2

"How then do I live?  How do I live in the light of some day entering into eternity and living forever in the day of God, the day of eternity, the new heaven and the new earth in which righteousness eternally dwells?  How do I live in the light of that in this life?  Peter says what kind of person should you be, at what level of excellence should you live? 

And Peter answers his own question.  You should live in anticipation.  You should live in pacification, that is in perfect peace because you’re assured of that day of the Lord.  You should live in purification, both spotless and blameless.  You should live in evangelization, realizing that essential to the use of the time you have is to preach the gospel to the lost. 

You should live with (spiritual) discrimination.  That is being very careful and on guard lest someone coming along and distorting divine truth would lead you away from your steadfastness.  You should live in maturation, continually growing in the knowledge of Christ in the sphere of grace.  And you should live in adoration, being an instrument of praise to the God of glory, the Christ of glory who has planned the day of eternity for you.  This then is how we live in the light of our glorious future.  

What sort of people should we be?  Heavenly Father, we know.  Bring these great truths home to our hearts for the sake of Christ and His glory.  Amen."

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