Born of Imperishable Seed
1 Peter 1:23 – 2:3
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2011.6.8
“For you have been born again,
not of perishable seed, but of
imperishable, through the living
and enduring word of God”.
1 Peter 1:23
For, “All people are like
grass, and all their glory is like
the flowers of the field; the
grass withers and the flowers
fall, 25 but the word of the Lord
endures forever.”
And this is the word that was
preached to you
1 Peter 1: 24-25
Therefore, rid yourselves of all
malice and all deceit, hypocrisy,
envy, and slander of every kind.
1 Peter 2:1
1
2
Like newborn babies, crave pure
spiritual milk, so that by it you
may grow up in your salvation,
3 now that you have tasted that
the Lord is good.
1 Peter 2:2-3
“For you have been born again,
not of perishable seed, but of
imperishable, through the living
and enduring word of God”.
1 Peter 1:23
What does it mean to be born
again?
It means
1- A person realizes that he/she
is a sinner; and that he is lost,
blind and naked before God.
2- He realizes that he can’t save
himself by doing good deeds.
3- He believes that Jesus Christ
died on the cross as a substitute.
4 -For the first time in his life, he
asks for God’s forgiveness.
He has repented before God.
5- By an act of faith he
acknowledges Jesus Christ as
his Lord and one and only
Savior.
That is what the Bible means by
being ‘born again’.
Is there any
sign or proof
of this decision
in our lives?
Yes, we are able
to LOVE.
How can this
happen?
For you have been born again,
not of perishable seed, but of
imperishable, through the living
and enduring word of God.
1 Peter 1:23
23
• True repentance is the door to
new birth.
• ‘New birth’ is the door to the
kingdom of Heaven .
Jesus declared,
“I tell you the truth, no-one can
see the kingdom of God unless
he is born again.”
John 3: 3
24
For, “All people are like grass,
and all their glory is like the
flowers of the field; the grass
25
withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord
endures forever.”
And this is the word that was
preached to you.
1 Peter 1:24-25
What does Peter
mean when he says
that:
All people are like
grass, and all their
glory is like the
flowers of the field;
the grass withers
and the flowers fall.
Peter compares our lives and
the futility of it, with the grass.
Our lives are so short and still
we loose our lives struggling for
money, the recognition of the
people, and their respect as well.
But all these things will vanish
so fast….!! Just like the grass
withers and the flower falls;
problems will come,
money will come and go and so
will the people and their
recognition.
There’s only one thing that
endures forever and that is the
“Word of God”.
As Peter said:
25 “But the word of the Lord
endures forever.”
And this is the word that was
preached to you
1 Peter 1: 25
How is it shown
that we are born
again?
So Peter says to all of us who are born
again.
Therefore, rid yourselves of all
malice and all deceit, hypocrisy,
envy, and slander of every kind.
1 Peter 2:1
The seed of
God is in our
heart now.
God put it there
when we repent
and Jesus come
to our hearts.
There is something new in our
hearts. It is not ours, it is His and
that is the imperishable seed that
will grow if we allow it to.
Like a plant when is growing, some
things can help it to grow and some
others can kill it.
What is Peter’s advice?
Therefore, rid yourselves of all
malice and all deceit, hypocrisy,
envy, and slander of every kind.
1 Peter 2:1
God plants the imperishable
seed in us, but it is us who have
to work together with Him to
clean the ground of our heart of
all kind of evil things.
And so Peter give us this list
Therefore, rid yourselves of all
malice and all deceit, hypocrisy,
envy, and slander of every kind.
1 Peter 2:1
Malice: it is
not only to do
something
bad or evil to
somebody, it is
also to have
the desire to
do it.
Deceit: it
Involves any
kind of lies.
Lies can’t be
part of our
lives anymore.
Hypocrisy:
it’s to
pretend to be
something
you are not.
Envy: Is also jealousy. The desire of having
Something that is not mine. Or the bad feeling
that appears when I see that somebody has
reached something that I haven’t been able to
reach yet.
Slander: False accusation against
someone's reputation. We can call
it gossip too.
We have to work to make these
things disappear from our lives.
Remember Peter says, because you
are born again;
Therefore, rid yourselves of all
malice and all deceit, hypocrisy,
envy, and slander of every kind.
1 Peter 2:1
Like newborn babies, crave pure
spiritual milk, so that by it you
may grow up in your salvation.
1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn babies, crave pure
spiritual milk, so that by it you
may grow up in your salvation.
1 Peter 2:2
What does a child want?
They want to
grow!!
In the same way we should crave
for the spiritual knowledge that
comes from this book.
Like newborn babies, crave pure
spiritual milk, so that by it you
may grow up in your salvation.
1 Peter 2:3
Why should we do this?
Because:
now you have tasted that the
Lord is good.
1 Peter 2:3
He forgave you, cleansed you, and
planted inside your heart His nature.
He has shown
you how good
He is.
Now it is time
for you to grow
and know Him
more.