1 Peter 1:13-2:3_Find Freedom

Passage: 1 Peter 1:13-2:3

Sections, Scripture Passages, Quotes

Romans 1:25 – “they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature than the creator.”

All idols begin by offering great things for a very small price.  All idols then fail, more and more consistently, to deliver on their original promises, while ratcheting up their demands, which originally seemed so reasonable, for worship and sacrifice. In the end they fail completely…idols ask for more and more, while giving less and less, until eventually they demand everything and give nothing.” – Andy Crouch

John 8:31-32 – “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Galatians 8:1 – “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”


v/13-16 – What are we called to? Repent & Rejoice

v/13 – Set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” – (not on idols)

v/14 – Do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy

v/22 Having purified your souls through obedience to the truth…” 

2:1 Put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander…long for pure spiritual milk 


v/17-21 – How Can We Do This? Acceptance

“Ultimate Freedom” from 3 Free Sins by Steve Brown:

You don’t have to wear a mask anymore

You don’t have to please anyone but Jesus (& he is already please with you!)

You are free from the need to be perfect

You recognize your value to the One who assigns value


v/1:22-23 – What do we need to be about? Practices

*Brotherly love (22) – need others – to both EXPOSE where we are turning to idols & ENCOURAGE to live out of 

*Remember you have been born again (23)

*Abiding / remaining / remembering the good news that was preached to you (23-25)

*Turn from / rid yourself of sin and things that enslave (2:1)

*Turn to that which nourishes and brings life (2:2)

*Taste that the Lord is good (2:3)