1 Peter 1:17-21
And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man's work…
I. CONSIDER, WITH GRATEFUL EMOTION, THE MERCIFUL AND IMPORTANT FACT OF MAN'S REDEMPTION.
1. On all hands it is acknowledged that redemption implies the pardon of sin, but the dominion of sin must also be subdued.
2. Are you redeemed from a vain conversation, from a useless form of religion, from an unspiritual profession of faith in the gospel, from trifling and unprofitable behaviour, from the course of this world?
II. CONSIDER THE UTTER INADEQUACY OF HUMAN MEANS TO HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THIS GREAT REDEMPTION.
III. THE EFFICACIOUS MEANS WHEREBY THIS GREAT REDEMPTION HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED. Learn —
1. The necessity of faith.
2. Beware of entertaining unscriptural views of redemption.
Parallel VersesKJV: And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: