5.27.19-6.2.19

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Commit And Do 

Read - 1 Peter 4:17-19

These three verses contain a sobering thought. God disciples, or chastens His own first, like a loving Father, Hebrews teaches us this as well. But verse 19 gives us the right response and it is how we can approach coming to church, and worship today. Commit yourself to the Lord and endeavor to continue to be about His Kingdom business, no mater the cost! 

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

If You Suffer 

Read - 1 Peter 4:15-16

It is likely that you will suffer at some point for being a Christian, and a season of subtle or overt persecution could be coming to the west. How does Peter’s mindset here, and Paul’s elsewhere contradict the response of our humanity to suffering? We want the culture to embrace and like us, how can we anticipate the opposite? 

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

List 

Read - 1 Peter 4:7-11

In view of what Christ has done, Peter exhorts the believers in Jesus to four things: 1. Be self-controlled and alert. 2. Love one another deeply. 3. Offer hospitality to one another (especially in a transient ministry culture). 4. And use your gifts to serve others (and he lists some “for instances”). Grade yourself here. How are you at living these things? Are you motivated by religious obligation or by Christ’s love for you, (be honest)? How can you grow?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Restoration Through Judgment 

Read - 1 Peter 4:4-6

Reminiscent of our study through Isaiah, Peter actually makes the point that the Gospel needs to be preached so that God’s judgment and new life in the spirit may be brought to be. Much more could be said here, but the reminder that God’s plan of redemption and restoration through both judgment and comfort is a sobering one. Let’s be committed to preaching the whole Gospel and entrusting the results to the LORD. 

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Done With Sin 

Read - 1 Peter 4:1-3  

Peter uses different terminology than Paul in Romans, (6:17 & 8:9:12), but is exhorting believers to the same conclusion, and the same lifestyle. While Paul’s language is lofty and systematic, Peter’s language is direct and simple. Because Jesus died, you’re done with sin, so live like it! Where is one area of sin that you need to die to? Share this with someone today.