This is sermon #3 in our series through First Peter. In this series, we will see that God has a people for His own possession who are called to live holy lives in an unholy age. In this sermon from 1 Peter 1:13–21, Dr. Andrew White urges us to set our hope on the grace that has been shown to us and the grace that will be shown to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ. We do this by preparing our minds for action, being sober-minded, putting away sin, and fearing God our Father and Judge.
I. God’s Grace is the Foundation for Our Hope (v. 13)
II. God’s Grace is the Foundation of Our Holiness (vv. 14–21)
“As long as we are here we have to wear our armor, but when we get [to heaven] the armor can safely be put off & the white robes that had to be tucked up under it lest they should be soiled by the muddy ways can be let down, for they will gather no pollution from the golden streets. The gates of that city do not need to be shut, day or night. For when sin has ceased & our liability to yield to temptation has been exchanged for fixed adhesion to the Lord Himself, then, and not till then, is it safe to put aside the armor of godly fear and to walk, unguarded & unarmed, in the land of perpetual peace” (Alexander MacLaren).