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1st Peter 4:1-6 Class #8

1st Peter: Conduct Becoming the People of God  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  46:39
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Review Questions
Review 1) When was this epistle possibly written?
- 63-64 A.D.
Review 2) How are we to respond when mistreated by brethren? Why? (9)
- With blessing; we were called to so respond, that we may inherit a blessing
Review 3) If we suffer according to God’s will, what is better? (17)
- To suffer for doing good than for doing evil
Review 4) Of what is the salvation of eight souls through water a “type”? (21)
- Baptism which now saves us
OUTLINE
I. OUR DUTIES AS SUFFERERS FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS’ SAKE (1-6)
A. TO HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST (1-3)
B. NOT DAUNTED BY THE OPPOSITION (4-6)
II. OUR DUTIES AS THOSE WAITING THE COMING OF CHRIST (7-19)
A. TO PRAY, LOVE, AND SERVE (7-11)
B. TO REJOICE AND GLORIFY GOD (12-16)
C. TO TRUST IN THE WILL OF GOD (17-19)
QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTER 4
1) What are the main points of this chapter?
- Our duties as sufferers for righteousness’ sake (1-6) - Our duties as those waiting for coming of Christ (7-19)
OBJECTIVES
1) To notice the attitudes one should have in suffering for righteousness’ sake
SUMMARY
The theme of suffering for righteousness’ sake continues. Just as Christ was willing to suffer for us in the flesh, we should have the same attitude and strive to live for the will of God instead of the lusts of men. When we give up sins like lewdness, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, etc., those in the world make think it strange. Yet they themselves will give an account to Him who will judge both the living and the dead by the gospel preached to those who are dead (1-6).
OUTLINE
I. OUR DUTIES AS SUFFERERS FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS’ SAKE (1-6)
A. TO HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST (1-3)
1 Peter 4:1–3 ESV
1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. 3 For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.
2) What two reasons are given for us to have the “mind of Christ” regarding suffering? (1)
- Christ suffered for us in the flesh - He who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin
Study Questions and Comments
What do we need to arm ourselves with to have the mind of Christ?
3) How should one live in whatever time they have left in the flesh? (2)
- For the will of God, not the lusts of the flesh
4) What sins are mentioned as being “the will of the Gentiles”? (3)
- Lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, abominable idolatries
How can we develop the mind of Christ?
Mary Love
We can begin asking God to grant us a mind and heart for him. We then practice and walk in the examples and words of life Christ, through the spirit left to us. It’s a lifelong journey for us when we love him.
Tony Padgett
Studying God's Word. Memorizing and Understanding His Word. Meditating on His Word. Living your life in accordance to His Word.
Lagenia Padgett
By knowing God’s Will through studying and applying it.
OUTLINE
I. OUR DUTIES AS SUFFERERS FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS’ SAKE (1-6)
B. NOT DAUNTED BY THE OPPOSITION (4-6)
1 Peter 4:4–6 ESV
4 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; 5 but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.
5) How do people in the world react when you no longer do such things? (4)
- They think it strange - They speak evil of you
6) To whom shall they have to answer? (5)
- He who is ready to judge the living and the dead
7) Why was the gospel preached to those who are dead? (6)
- That they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit
What are some good practices to stay undaunted by our opposition?
Study Questions and Comments
For what reason was the Gospel preached to those who are dead?
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