Becoming What We Are Called To Be
The majority of us here in this room today wear the name of Christ and profess to be Christians. To say that we are Christians is to say that we are living changed lives. In our text today, Peter begins with the word “Therefore” (“Wherefore,” KJV). He looks back over the last ten verses at all the great benefits of salvation which we have received — new birth, living hope (v. 3), an assured inheritance (v. 4), God’s protective power and “a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (v. 5). With these things in mind, He examines the holy lives which God calls us to live and answers two questions: a. Why should we be holy? b. How do we live holy lives? This morning, I ask you to follow along with me as we look at what God has to say to us through His servant Peter.