An Eternal Band of Brothers (1 Peter 1:22-2:3)

Robert Mossotti

Robert Mossotti

On Sunday, July 12, 2015, licentiate Robert Mossotti preached the sermon “An Eternal Band of Brothers” from 1 Peter 1:22-2:3:

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you. So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Just as Christ’s Kingdom is made up of living beings, so too, his Kingdom is made up of loving beings. While your living brings you into the Kingdom, it is your loving that shows you truly belong there.

1. Purified by the Truth—The word of God, by which we are spiritually born, will sanctify the believer and fortify him against temptation (see also Psalm 119:1-16).

2. Loving One Another—Believers purified by the word of God have genuine love for their brothers in the Lord (cf. 1 John 4:20).

3. Imperishable Seed, Imperishable People— The imperishable gospel brings believers to life by which they will bear the fruit of love for one another.

Listen to “An Eternal Band of Brothers” (1 Peter 1:22-2:3) at mcopc.org.

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