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Life Of Men Who Knew God - Peter

February 27, 2017

Text: Colossians 1:9-10, 1John 2:4, 1John 4:7-8

 

A. Knowing God through knowing His Will.

  1. Some claim to know God, but they do not know His will (Mat 7:21-23).

  2. Peter knew Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Mat 16:15-16), but did he really know God (Mat 16:21-23)?

  3. To know God is to know His will (Col 1:9-10).

  4. Peter subsequently understood the importance of knowing the will of God (Act 10:28).

  5. Therefore, he exhorts us to desire the knowledge of the Word of God (1Pe 2:2).

 

B. Knowing God through keeping His commandments.

  1. Some claim to know God, but they do not keep His commandments (Tit 1:16).

  2. Peter knew Jesus as “Master and Lord” (Joh 13:6,9,13), but did he really know God (Mar 14:50,66-72)?

  3. To know God is to keep His commandments (1Jo 2:4).

  4. Peter subsequently understood the importance of keeping the commandments of God (Act 5:27-29).

  5. Therefore, he exhorts us to grow in the Christian graces (2Pe 1:5-8).

 

C. Knowing God through loving the brethren.

  1. Some claim to know God, but they do not love the brethren (1Jo 2:9-11).

  2. Peter knew Jesus as the “beloved Son” of God (Mar 9:5-7), but did he really know God (Mar 9:31-34)?

  3. To know God is to love the brethren (1Jo 4:7-8).

  4. Peter subsequently understood the importance of loving the brethren (1Pe 5:13).

  5. Therefore, he exhorts us to love one another with a pure heart fervently (1Pe 1:22).

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