Lesson: Unworthy before God
Reading: Dead things cannot purchase salvation
Reference: 1 Pet. 1:18-23

I Peter 1:18: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

I Peter 1:19: But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

I Peter 1:20: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

I Peter 1:21: Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

I Peter 1:22: Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

I Peter 1:23: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

(KJV)