Salvation Results in Spiritual Growth
For a person to fail to grow either physically or mentally is indicative of a serious problem. Is it then not a serious problem when a professed Christian fails to grow spiritually?
I. Every saved person attains to the possibility of spiritual growth.
Spiritual growth will be encouraged when the greatness of salvation is recognized.
A. God chose us. (1 Peter 2:9)
B. God called us. (1 Peter 2:9)
C. God conferred mercy on us. (1 Peter 2:10)
D. God claimed us as His own. (1 Peter 2:9)
E. God contributed His life to us. (1 Peter 2:5)
II. Every saved person must feed on the precepts of God's Word. (1 Peter 2:2)
III. Every saved person should participate in the privileges of God's family. (1 Peter 2:5, 9)
A. We are to present acceptable spiritual sacrifices to God. (1 Peter 2:5)
B. We are to manifest the marvelous virtues of Christ. (1 Peter 2:9)
Again, Peter agrees with John that true salvation results in a changed life.