1. We are Nonconformists
A. Peter shifts from talking about the living hope we have to a challenge of how we should live.
– We need to prepare our minds for action.
B. We shouldn’t be conformed to this world.
– We need to let God’s Word drive our worldview, not popular opinion.
2. We Should be Holy
A. A defining mark of our faith should be holiness.
B. We should conduct ourselves in reverential fear.
C. Our commitment to God should be on a completely different level than our commitment to everything else!
3. Jesus is our Sacrificial Lamb
A. We need to live with an awareness of the preciousness and value of what Christ has done for us.
– We have been redeemed.
B. Peter again reminds us of Christ’s blood and the atonement.
– The gospel is our motivation.