Three ways to live in such a way as to commend the Gospel of Christ to a watching world.
A call to imitate the godly in the pursuit of Christ based on the danger of the enemies of the cross and the glories of our heavenly hope.
Two necessities for avoiding ruin, understanding the danger and understanding the truth.
Three requirements of church elders that false teachers might be avoided and you might prayerfully support them.
In these verses we see five aspects of trials that we need to learn as Christians.
1 Peter 1:6-7
How much of a believer’s sanctification (becoming more like Christ) is God’s work, and how much must we do?
Paul gives us the character demanded of elders so that they might be held accountable, and you may know what following Christ looks like.
God shows that blameless elders must first and foremost set an example at home if they are to lead the church.
Why are blameless elders vital for the local church. Here we have two reasons; God gives them to shepherd his sheep, and God gives them to lead by example.