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Peter’s Precious Things

Peter's Precious Things | Oak Grove Church of Christ

What is PRECIOUS to You?

  • PRECIOUS – of great price or worth; cherished; very highly esteemed
  • To me it carries the idea of something irreplaceable.
  • My wife and children are precious to me. I would not want to even think about life without them.
  • Vine’s OT: (H3368), “precious; rare; excellent; weighty; noble.”
  • Vine’s NT: There are several Greek words translated as “precious. ” Generally speaking they each refer to something that is costly or that is held in high honor.
  • The books of 1ST & 2ND Peter use the word precious seven different times in the KJV.

Precious Jesus. 1 Pet 2:7-8

  • Jesus is Precious: “the preciousness of Christ” unto believers, i.e., the honor and inestimable value of Christ as appropriated by believers, who are joined, as living stones, to Him the cornerstone.” (Vine’s)
  • Jesus is Precious because of who He is. Mark 1:11
  • Jesus is Precious because of what He has done. Galatians 1:3-5
  • Because of where He is. Colossians 3:1-4

Precious Blood. 1 Peter 1:13-19.

  • Jesus’ blood is Precious: “honor, price,” signifies (a), primarily, “accounted as of great price, precious, costly,” (Vine’s)
  • It was precious to Him. Matthew 26:39
  • It was precious to God. 1 Corinthians 5:7
  • It should be precious to us. Ephesians 2:13

Precious Stone 1 Peter 2:1-8

  • Precious: “Held in honor” (Vine’s)
  • A living stone. 1 Peter 2:5 .
  • A cornerstone. Acts 4:10-12.
  • A foundation stone. 1 Corinthians 3:11

Precious Faith 1 Peter 1:3-9

  • Our Faith is Precious: “honor, price,” signifies (a), primarily, “accounted as of great price, precious, costly,” (Vine’s)
  • 2 Peter 1:1
  • Because of its importance in salvation. Hebrew 11:6
  • Because of its object – Jesus/God. 1 Peter 1:20-21.

Precious Spirit. 1 Peter 3:1-6 NKJV

  • “very precious in the sight of God.” v 4.
  • Incorruptible beauty. Proverbs 31:30
  • Gentle & quiet spirit. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12.
  • Precious in God’s sight. 1 Samuel 16:7

Precious Promises. 2 Peter 1:2-11.

  • Promises in his word 2 Peter 1:2
  • Through which we partake of the Divine Nature
  • Result of accepting his promises. 2 Peter 1:5-7

Are you seeking the precious things like Peter?

If you abound in these, you will not be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus

  • You will make your call and election sure.
  • You will never stumble . 2 Peter 1:10
  • You will enter heaven. 2 Peter 1:11

If you lack these you are blind and have forgotten your former cleansing. 2 Peter 1:9

 

2012 PTP Sermon Swap, Larry Pasley
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