Understanding my Salvation: Past, Present, & Future (1 Peter 1:3-5)Nathan Herrlin, 2018-03-11
Part of the 1 Peter: Hopeful Suffering series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
“Salvation is the spiritual state of a convicted sinner who is eternally resting by faith in the forgiveness that God freely offers in Christ.”
PAST SALVATION: We’ve been saved from sin’s Penalty - Death.
PRESENT SALVATION: We’re being saved from sin’s Power.
FUTURE SALVATION: We will be saved from sin’s Presence.
Our inheritance from God:
Never perish – untouchable by Death
Never spoil – untouchable by Evil
Never fade – untouchable by Time
You will only have hope in your suffering
if you understand your past and your future
as it relates to your relationship with God.
1 Peter 1:3-5
3Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (ASV)