Message: “Finishing Strong” from Chris Dillon

Chris Dillon - June 7, 2020

Living Your Identity

Hope In Exile

We finished up last week by looking at our new identity in Christ in 2:9-10. (Go back and read that before moving on.) Once Peter establishes our new identity in Jesus, he spends the rest of chapter 2 and much of chapter 3 challenging us to live out our new identity in several key areas of our lives. He starts by addressing our personal lives and how we are to engage the sin we each deal with on a daily basis. Peter is reminding us that our new identity as Jesus followers isn’t a passive identity, it’s an active one. It’s transformative. The gospel really does change us and it gives us the ability to say no to sin. Sin doesn’t control us anymore, it doesn’t dominate or enslave us like it once did. As we learn to wage war against our sin-nature and live according to our new identity, the world around us will glorify our Father in Heaven when they see our good deeds birthed from our transformed hearts.

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