The Living Hope†††† †1 Peter 1:3-9††††† Sept. 04, 2016
Families that attract attention usually have a complementary attitude toward the members of the
family.† Husband, wife, sons, and daughters all know the proper attitude toward one another and when it is a family seeking to be godly it demonstrates biblical values.† They are a joy to behold as they demonstrates The Living Hope.
1. The Living Hope Through The . . Spirit.†† †1 Pet. 3-4
Everyone should realize we need attention to the heart and not just the outward appearance.† All of us need to know to pay attention to our outward appearance, but how many of us really give
much attention to what makes up our mind and heart.† We really need to spend time in Godís word every day with special concentration on certain subjects that will guide us to think more about the spiritual side of our life.† Probably we all look in a mirror a few times everyday.† How do we check the things of the Spirit?† We need to be regular in church attendance and the study of Godís Word the Bible.
2. The Living Hope Through . . Submission.†† †1 Pet. 3:5
Many people do not like the attitude of being submissive and disregard any thought of how it contributes to their spiritual life.† But let us ask the question; does God deserve for us to submit to Him?† Do you know some would say No!† I say our first attitude to God needs to be submissive.† We recognize He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him and submit to Him.† Simon Peterís example in our text is of women who hoped in God, because they placed themselves in the right relationship with Him, and other relationships followed.†† A godly husband does not want a woman to submit in an attitude of fear but of love and respect.† He loves his wife and their relationship is one of love.
3. The Living Hope with Husband and Wife . . Showing Honor.†† 1 Pet. 3:6-9
When a Husband and wife show honor it demonstrates itself in making the family what we like and what God expects in a godly family.†† Does that mean one members of the family never acts in a way that is not representative of a godly family?† Of course not!† But it does speak for the majority of times and demonstrations.†† In my opinion the Bible tells husbands to demonstrate the atmosphere of
love, the wife submission, and the children obedience.† When that happens it is a beautiful family.
The family can all express acts of kindness and living like the examples the Bible gives.† As a Christian father I have gone to other family members and apologized about my attitude and asked for forgiveness.† I think when all members are interested in their biblical roll it shows a healthy example of The Living Hope.† Amen?† Amen!††† (To check for a more detailed outline.† Go to:† http://www.preachhim.org/SundaySchoolIndex.html)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††