POP YOUR ‘CHUTE
Crystal River UMC, July 5, 2020
1 Peter 1.17-23
17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

  1. YOU AND I ARE PARACHUTE PEOPLE.

 

v18 - For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors… 

  1. IMPORTANT THING ABOUT PARACHUTES: YOU HAVE TO TRUST THEM.

v21 – Through Him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

  1. PETER GIVES US THE BIBLICAL PICTURE FOR PARACHUTE PEOPLE

 

v20 – He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.

v22a - Now that you have purified  yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart

Conclusion:  If you are willing to GIVE IT A TRY, you’ll make a safe LANDING.