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1 Peter 1:1-2 Strangers In Danger

1 Peter 1:1 1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who are [elect exiles of the Dispersion] in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

1 Peter 1:2 [according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,] [in the sanctification of the Spirit,] [for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:] [May grace and peace be multiplied to you.]

Key Idea: Our instability in this world should be normal.

Pray for God’s grace and peace to be fully realized in us.

Work in progress

Exodus 34:29-35
2 Corinthians 3:7-15
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
2 Corinthians 3:16-18
Transformation is a supernatural process, not a natural one.
Ezekiel 35:26
Transformation is the result of being WITH Jesus.
Acts 4:13
Transformation brings about something greater.
2 Corinthians 3:18
Transformation (almost always) takes time.
Philippians 1:6

Split: Scripture is Our authority

1 Corinthians 1:10
Scripture is Our Authority

Marriage/Sexuality (Mark 10:6-9, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 18-20)

Social Justice (Ps 10:18-19 Mic 6:8 Matt. 23:23-24 Isaiah 1:16-17)

Sanctity of Life (Psalm 139:13-16 Jeremiah 1:5 Genesis 1:26-27)

Alleviating Poverty (Lev 19:9-10, 25:35 James 2:15-16 1John 3:17)

We must be honest with ourselves and true to God’s word.

We must be willing to adjust our thinking to align with God’s heart.

Split: Jesus is Our Identity

Unity Demands More of Me Than Gaining a Majority (last week)

1 Corinthians 1:11-13
1 Corinthians 1:30-31
1 Corinthians 3:1-7
1 Corinthians 3:21-23

Key Idea: Unity Must Be Built Around Our Identity In Christ

“Christianity is the only identity that is received, not achieved.” ~ Tim Keller quote

How are you treating others?
How are you responding when others challenge you?
1 Corinthians 1:30-31

1 Corinthians 1:10

Unity Must Be Built Around Our Identity In Christ

Split: God Desires Unity

1 Corinthians 1:10
Unity demands more of me than gaining a majority
Unity demands more effort
Ephesians 4:3
Unity demands more character

Some of the New Testament passages mentioning/suggesting unity: 1 Peter 3:8-9 Philippians 2:2-4 Colossians 3:12-17 2Corinthians 13:11 Ephesians 4:1-3 Romans 12:16 Romans 15:5-6 Romans 14:9

Unity demands more protection
Titus 3:9-11
Mark 3:24-25

Jesus’ prayer is in John 17:21-23 (mentioned in closing of message)

Please take some time each day this week to pray for unity among us here at Portico Church.

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No One. Nothing. None of the Above Romans 8:31-38

Romans 8:31-38

tis = who? what? which?

Who, what, or which can be against us?
Who, what, or which will bring a charge against us?
Who, what, or which will condemn us?
Who, what, or which will separate us from the love of Christ?

No One. Nothing. None of the Above.

Seek to Know Him
Spend Time with Him
Search the Scriptures with Him
Surrender Yourself to Him
Say Yes to Him
Step Out with Him
Stay Close to Him