Already…Not Yet

Message Date: April 23, 2017

Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9
Theme: What the Resurrection of Christ means for us
Introduction: Already…not yet

1. Deliverance from Sin
Already: forgiven (Heb. 10:17,18) justified (Rom. 5:1)
Not yet: perfect (phil. 3:12; 1 John 3:2,3
In the meantime: we are being sanctified (2 Cor. 3:18;7:1
2. Deliverance from Death
Already: having eternal life (John 3:36; Rom. 6:4)
Not yet: immortal (Rom. 8:11; 1 Cor. 15:50-54)
In the meantime: we groan (2 Cor. 5:2; 1 Peter 1:13)
3. Deliverance from Satan
Already: defeated (Col. 2:15; Heb. 2:14)
Not yet: bound (Rev. 20:2; 1 Peter 5:8)
In the meantime: we resist (Eph. 6:10-18; 1Peter 5:9)
4. Deliverance from the World
Already: kingdom citizens (Col. 1:13; Phil. 3:20)
Not yet: home (John 17:16; 2 Cor. 5:8)
In the meantime: we enjoy kingdom blessings (Acts 2:16; Jer. 31:31)

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