Summary: Those who “hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” will “like the Holy One who called you, be holy.” “Holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus” is a call to Christ. We must know Him as Holy.
1. A. How are we to preach the gospel? Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18, I Peter 1:12
B. How should we pray when we come to God’s Holy Spirit inspired word? II Kings 6:17
2. A. Last week we came to the first imperative in I Peter. What was it? What are the next imperatives? I Peter 1:13-17
B. How are the following commands perceived today?
• “Hope completely” as “obedient children.”
• “Be Holy.”
• “Conduct yourselves in fear.”
C. I Peter 1:13-17 gives us commands. What does God have to say about His word? Proverbs 30:5, Matthew 5:17-19, John 10:35b, II Timothy 3:16
3. A. Today men pit grace against obedience. Read I Peter 1:13-17 again. What do you observe? I Peter 5:10
B. How is God described in I Peter 5:10? When will His grace be fully experienced and enjoyed? I Peter 1:13
C. What will a “hope completely” bring about in our lives? Luke 12:35-38, Titus 2:11-14, I John 3:1-3
4. A. What are the two positive imperatives in I Peter 1:14-17?
B. What is this call to holiness all about? Exodus 3:1-6, Leviticus 11:44, 19:2, 20:7-8, Isaiah 6:1-5, Romans 12:1-2, Revelation 4:8-11, Revelation 15:1-4
C. What about us? How are we to approach a Holy God? Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:1-2, John 17:11
5. A. Our text, I Peter 1:14-17, tells what our call to holiness is not. What does it say? Romans 12:1-2, I Peter 1:14
B. There is an “if . . . then” in I Peter 1:17. What is it?
C. What does the Bible have to say about those who “address as Father the One who impartially judges“ and those who are commanded to “conduct yourself in fear during the time of your stay”? Psalm 111:7-10, Proverbs 1:7, 9:10, John 1:12-13, Romans 8:12-17, II Timothy 2:19