We Are Not Home Yet!

*Thomas Watson:  “This world is but a great inn, where we are to stay a night or two and be gone; what madness is it to set our heart upon our inn, as to forget our home.”
*Warren Wiersbe:  “It was when Lot stopped being a sojourner and became a resident in Sodom that he lost his consecration and his testimony.  Everything he live for went up in smoke.  Keep reminding yourself that you are a ‘stranger and pilgrim’ in this world.”WE ARE NOT HOME YET!
(I Peter 2:11-25) (Part 1)

I.  AS STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS, GO FIGHT!
*William Gurnall:  “In heaven we shall appear, not in armor, but in robes of glory.  But here these (pieces of armor) are
to be worn night and day; we must talk, work, and sleep in them, or else we are not true soldiers of Christ.”
*Charles Spurgeon:  “When thou sleepest, think that thou art resting on the battlefield; when thou walkest, suspect an
ambush in every hedge.”
*Romans 7:18-19 “For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing, for to will is present with me, but
how to perform that which is good, I find not.  For the good that I would, I do not, but the evil which I would not, that
I do.”
A.  Don’t give in!
1.  A new head
2.  A new heart
3.  A new help
*Sinclair Ferguson:  “What then is the killing of sin?  It is the constant battle against sin which we fight daily–
the refusal to allow the eye to wander, the mind to contemplate, the affections to run after anything which will
draw us away from Christ.  It is the deliberate rejection of any sinful thought, suggestion, desire, aspiration,
deed, circumstance or provocation at the moment we become conscious of its existence.”
B.  Don’t give up!
C.  Don’t give out!