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Jeannie Koh
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LAB184 The Future Hope for Suffering
1 Peter 5:10-11
LAB182 The Art of War Part 2
1 Peter 5:8-10
LAB181 The Art of War Part 1
1 Peter 5:8-9
The Tale of Two Covenants
Hebrews 8:1-9:10
LAB180 Ways to cross-reference to understand a passage rightly
1 Peter 5:8-9
LAB177 God's Grace means I just sit back and relax? Hah! Think Again!!
1 Peter 5:7-9
LAB176 Three Ways to Fight Anxiety
1 Peter 5:7-8
LAB175 Why Romans 5:21 refers to imputed righteousness
Romans 5:20-6:2
LAB174 God relieves the humble of their fears
1 Peter 5:6-7
LAB170 Reading the passage supernaturally
1 Peter 5:2-3
LAB168 Reading Narratives to See Truths
Acts 16:19-31
LAB165 The Surpassing Wonder of the Truth of Election
Acts 13:46-49
LAB165 The Importance of Forming a Worldview
1 Peter 4:12-19
LAB161 Divine Conception and the Joyful Purpose of Christ's Arrival
Matthew 1:18-25
LAB160 The Ground for Seeking Purity of Faith in Suffering
1 Peter 4:17-18
LAB159 Seven Ways God honours us so we don't have to be ashamed for being Christians
1 Peter 4:16
LAB158 A Simple Verse With More Than Meets The Eye
1 Peter 4:15
LAB157 God Gives Us A Taste of Future Glory Now
1 Peter 4:14
LAB156 A Tale of Two Joys
1 Peter 4:13
LAB155 Using Word Searches to Understand Persecution in Peter
1 Peter 4:12
LAB154 Complaining in the right spirit
Jeremiah 12:1
LAB153 Don't Miss the Wonder of an Introduction
Galatians 1:3-5
Ask Questions to Reveal the Text's Dense Logic
1 Peter 4:10-11
LAB150 The Jigsaw Puzzle of Change
2 Corinthians 3:15-18
LAB148 Mine Within the Immediate Context First
1 Peter 4:10
LAB147 To See Requires God's Extraordinary Power
2 Corinthians 4:6-7
LAB146 Using varied contexts to understand godly hospitality
1 Peter 4:9
LAB145 How love helps cover sins by others
1 Peter 4:8
LAB144 The Levels of A Doxology
Romans 11:33-36
LAB143 Using Search Tool for Big Ideas like "Last Days"
1 Peter 4:7
LAB142 Praying after God's WORD when dealing with sin
Psalms 19:12-13
LAB141 Ground, Context and Logic to Determine Who the Dead are
1 Peter 4:6
LAB140 Loving Enemies and Trusting God's Justice
1 Peter 4:5
LAB139 Holiness defined by context, in part
1 Thessalonians 4:11-13
LAB138 The Inference that Leads to Meaningful Work
1 Corinthians 15:58
LAB137 The Ground For Not Boasting in Men
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
LAB136 What baptism has to do with salvation
1 Peter 3:21-22
LAB135 Show the World A Life Worth Living
1 Peter 4:3-4
LAB 134 Living for Godly Passions
1 Peter 4:2
LAB133 Who Are The Antichrists
1 John 2:18-19
LAB132 Christ died to make us dead to sin
1 Peter 4:1
LAB131 Can a True Christian Fall Away from God?
1 John 2:19
LAB130 Decrypting Confusing Bible Verses
1 Peter 3:19-20
LAB 129 It is the LORD who raises us up after we fall into sin
Micah 7:7-9
LAB128 Jesus Came to Ultimately Glorify God
Romans 15:8-9
LAB127 The Prayer for Fearless Contentment
Philippians 4:6-7
LAB126 No Other God
Deuteronomy 33:26-27
LAB125 How the OT Promises is Ours
Isaiah 41:10
LAB124 Prepare Your Heart for Cancer
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
LAB123 The Cross is to Bring Us to God
1 Peter 3:18
LAB122 The Keys to Knowing How to Live
Psalms 100:1-5
LAB121  God Wills Sin Done Against Us Without Sinning
1 Peter 3:17
LAB120 Meditating on the Word
James 3:17-18
LAB119 Treasure Jesus More than Safety
1 Peter 3:14-16
LAB118 God's blessings in suffering
1 Peter 3:14
LAB117 Sovereign God May Harm Us for Ultimate Good
1 Peter 3:13
LAB116 Love Your Enemies for Your Own Sake
1 Peter 3:9-12
LAB115 The Heart of the Christian Faith
Colossians 2:13-14
LAB114 How can we bless those who revile us?
1 Peter 3:8-9
LAB113 God Blesses Us to Bless the World
Psalms 67:1-7
LAB112 Election Gives Evangelism Power
2 Timothy 2:8-10
LAB111 Do Not Diminish God's Love for You
1 Thessalonians 1:2-7
LAB110 Your Prayers Hang on Your Marriage
1 Peter 3:7
LAB 109 Believe God more than my pain and loss
John 11:1-6
LAB108 The Saving Power of a Fearless Wife
1 Peter 3:1-6
LAB107 Saved by Grace But Not Without War
2 Timothy 2:8-13
God's Wise Sayings are delightfully trustworthy
Proverbs 22:17-19
God is Faithful to Himself Above All Else
2 Timothy 2:11-13
Do good when mistreated, keeping God and His reward in mind.
1 Peter 2:18-20
LAB102 Live on Earth as Citizens of Heaven
1 Peter 2:13-17
LAB101 Holy God became like us
Philippians 2:3-8
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LAB106 Jesus Suffered to Keep You From Sinning
1 Peter 2:21-25
Only by Christ's atonement and substitution, will I be able to follow Christ's example of doing good in responding to evil
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Published March 14th, 2016; Updated March 14th, 2016
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1 Peter 2:21-25
The Text
My Response
For to this you have been called,
God calls me to do good in response to evil, to suffer unjustly as Christ did
I am able to do so . . .
Christ also suffered for you,
because Christ did good in response to my evil
leaving you an example,
giving me an example of how to do so
so that you might follow in his steps.
for the purpose of being like Christ in His response to evil
He committed no sin,
This is what I am to do: commit no sin
neither was deceit found in his mouth.
do not speak any deceitful things, any lies
When he was reviled, he did not revile in return;
When I am reviled, do not do the same in return
when he suffered, he did not threaten,
Do not threaten when I suffer
but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.
continually trusting that God will see justice done
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,
taking my place when it comes to my sins
that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.
for the purpose that I would die to sin and be alive to righteousness
By his wounds you have been healed.
He did it by being wounded so that I can be healed. He became damaged so that I can be whole
For you were straying like sheep,
He took my place because I was disconnected, detached, separated from God, I was moving further and further away from God
however, I am no longer because of what Christ did
have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
I am now reconnected with God, I am now united to God in Christ. I have a Shepherd, a Caregiver, A Guide, An Overseer who would guide me, lead me, teach me, correct me all back to God. I am being made whole, being healed.
Takeaway: * To reflect and feel deeply, the substitution that Christ bore my iniquities * To receive humbly, joyfully the result of His death that enables me to die to sin, live to righteousness, and return evil for good Dr Piper's Questions 1. In 1 Peter 2:21–25 , Peter gives us two main reasons from the life of Jesus to be willing to suffer unjustly for righteousness’s sake. What are they? a) for Substitution: Christ suffered for us b) for Illustration: Christ suffered to leave us an example 2. If you believed one motivation, but not the other, what would go wrong in your theology and life? Answer for both motivations. To emphasize substitution without illustration, is to not live out the call to suffer unjustly. And therefore, to be relevant and silent in the world of unjust suffering. It is to be unresponsive and detached from the world. It is not following Christ, truly. (1 Peter 2:22-23) To emphasize illustration without substitution, is to think we can follow Christ out of our own efforts, thinking we are good enough. Here we deny our own fallenness, and we deny the source of any ability to truly suffer unjustly. It will become insanity - to suffer unjustly with no adequate resources to cope, nor true goal to sustain. (1 Peter 2:24-25) 3. Looking specifically at 1 Peter 2:22–23 , how does Jesus’s example as a sufferer help us to suffer injustice ourselves? Jesus' suffering was not caused by any sin He did Jesus did not sin in response to any suffering He suffered. The suffering did not result in any sin on his behalf. Jesus continued entrusting Himself and His cause to god who judges justly. (see Romans 12:19-20) Jesus left wrath to God. Jesus believed that justice will always be done. 4. Jesus died for you as an example or illustration ( 1 Peter 2:21 ) and he died for you as a substitution. Describe what it means for Christ to be a substitution for us? Refer to 1 Peter 3:18 He bore my sins for me, He bore my guilt, my condemnation on the tree so that I might die to sin and live to righteousness Christ died so that I might follow His example. I can only follow Christ because He died for me, 5. In 1 Peter 2:24 , Peter quotes from Isaiah 53. Read Isaiah 53. What light does it bring to your understanding of 1 Peter 2:21–25 ? Peter draws upon Isaiah 53:5-6, which throws more light on the substitution which Christ did: Christ was wounded for my transgressions Christ was crushed for my iniquities Christ bore chastisement to give me peace with God Christ received stripes so I can be healed 6. When Peter says, “By his wounds you have been healed,” what is the healing that happens here? What kind of healing is this? The healing is from separation from God which is seen in things like disease, sin, straying. The healing is fellowship with God, or Christ. We are returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls. "Christ' bearing of sin leads to our dying to sin and living to righteousness by taking us from our straying and returned into the fellowship with the Caregiver of our souls so that now, we have a new relationship with God, of peace and fellowship." "This healing breaks the power of the attractiveness of sin. And endears us to the righteousness of God, of Christ in his response to suffering."
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