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1st Peter Class #9

1st Peter  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  44:07
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Objective
2) To review how we should serve God as we live in the “end times”
Summary
Living in the end times, Peter admonishes Christians to be serious and watchful in their prayers, fervent in their love for one another, and hospitable to one another without grumbling. They are to make use of their gifts as good stewards of God’s manifold grace, whether it be in speaking or serving, using such abilities to glorify God through Christ who has all authority and power (7-11).
Outline
II. OUR DUTIES AS THOSE WAITING THE COMING OF CHRIST (7-19)
A. TO PRAY, LOVE, AND SERVE (7-11)
1 Peter 4:7–11 ESV
7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
8) In view of the end of all things being at hand, how should we live? (7-10)
- Serious and watchful in our prayers - With fervent love for one another - Hospitable to one another without grumbling - Ministering our gifts to one another, as good stewards of God’s manifold grace
9) How should one speak? How should one serve? Why? (11)
- As the oracles of God - With the ability God supplies - That in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ
How do you serve God in these last days? What makes your service possible?
Mary Love
We serve God by serving others, you can be a friend to other. We also serve with our offerings and tithes plus donating our time/ resources to other
Lagenia Padgett
Faithfully God’s Grace and Mercy
Tony Padgett
Preaching His Word, Service to others and walking the Christian walk - all of which needs to be done more fervently.
Summary
Suffering for Christ should not be considered a strange thing, but an occasion to rejoice. Those who partake of Christ’s sufferings will be exceedingly glad when His glory is revealed. In the meantime, they are blessed because the Spirit of God rests upon those who glorify Christ by their suffering. While they should not suffer for doing evil, there is nothing shameful about suffering for Christ. As God’s judgment draws near, those who do not obey the gospel have no hope, whereas those who suffer according to God’s will can commit their souls in doing good to Him who is a faithful Creator (12-19).
Outline
II. OUR DUTIES AS THOSE WAITING THE COMING OF CHRIST (7-19)
B. TO REJOICE AND GLORIFY GOD (12-16)
1 Peter 4:12–16 ESV
12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
10) What should be our reactions to any fiery trial that may come our way? (12-13)
- Don’t think it strange - Rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s suffering
11) What do those who suffer for Christ have to look forward to? (13)
- Exceeding joy when Christ’s glory is revealed
12) Why is one who suffers for Christ blessed? (14)
- The Spirit of God rests upon them - On their part Christ is glorified
How does one glorify God?
Mary Love
we can glorify God by sharing the good new, serving other, attending worship service, and letting our light shine
Lagenia Padgett
By living according to his Will
Tony Padgett
Making a daily conscientious effort to exemplify how a Christian should speak, love, teach, and react.
13) For what reasons should a Christian not suffer? (15)
- As a murderer, thief, evildoer, busybody in other people’s matters
14) How should one react if they suffer as a Christian? (16)
- Do not be ashamed; glorify God in this matter
Outline
II. OUR DUTIES AS THOSE WAITING THE COMING OF CHRIST (7-19)
C. TO TRUST IN THE WILL OF GOD (17-19)
1 Peter 4:17–19 ESV
17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.
15) Upon whom does the judgment of God begin? Who will face the greater judgment? (17)
- The house of God - Those who obey not the gospel of Christ
16) Who will be “scarcely saved”? (18)
- The righteous
17) What should those who suffer according to the will of God do? (19)
- Commit their souls to God in doing good - Commit their souls to God as to a faithful Creator
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