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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
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
Only by Christ's atonement and substitution, will I be able to follow Christ's example of doing good in responding to evil
1 Peter 2:21-25
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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LAB151 & 152 Glorify God, Serve in God's Strength Not Yours
1 Peter 4:10-11
Ask Questions to Reveal the Text's Dense Logic
Published February 13th, 2017; Updated February 20th, 2017
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Approaching the Text
Approaching the Text
Refer to: Excerpt from webpage: Principle for Bible Reading Inference An inference is a statement that explains what is or should be based on something already said. An inference is like the top floor of a building because it always rests upon other floors, or reasons that have already been given. Statements that begin with “therefore” are almost always inferences. Because inferences build off of other statements, whenever you see a therefore in the Bible, ask what it is there for (or, what statements is it building upon). Questions and thoughts by Pastor Piper: I wanted to learn how God's gift to Pastor Piper to speak words as from the oracles of God, could teach me how to look at the Book better. So I thought I would here notice the questions Pastor Piper asks of a text. I find the questions he asks to be guides into the text. These questions lead to some thoughts about what a text is doing and how it is accomplishing its task. I note them here. The answers to these questions are found in the Phrasing module. 1) How do gifts of God and words of God and power of God and glory of God team up here to have their effect? 2) Seeing how this text have the cumulative effect, we see how overwhelmingly God saturated this text but also the gathering which this text describes the use of gifts. 3) How does God get glory from the use of spiritual gifts seen in this text? 4) How does being motivated to love people relate to being motivated to glorify God? 5) Approach answering these by seeing the density of this text and how it explodes with a doxology at the end. Study Questions from the webpages: I found these other questions helpful too and have answered some of them in the phrasing module. 1. When you serve others with your gifts, whose strength do you tend to rely on? Who tends to get the glory when others’ are helped by you? 2. How is the relationship between God’s grace, Christian gifts, and others in 1 Peter 4:10–11 ? 3. What might it mean practically to serve in God’s strength, as opposed to your own ( 1 Peter 4:11 )? How can you apply the distinction this week? 4. Have you identified gifts that the Lord has given you? Is it under the speaking or serving categories of 1 Peter 4:10–11 ? 5. When was the last time you used them to benefit others? What can we learn from 1 Peter 4:10–11 about using our gifts to the glory of God? 6. Which gift has God given you that tempts you to use for your own glory?
1 Peter 4:8-11
8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since q love covers a multitude of sins. 9 r Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 s As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, t as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks u oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves v by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything w God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. x To him belong glory and y dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 2:12
12 k Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, l they may see your good deeds and glorify God on m the day of visitation.
1 Peter 4:10-11
God Saturated Text
The Dense Details of the Text
We Love By Gifts from God From His Grace For His Glory and Our Joy
As each has received a gift,
This gift is an expression, an outflow of God's grace.
use it to serve one another,
This service is how we love one another see 1 Peter 4:8.
as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
God's varied grace is seen through His varied gifts
whoever speaks,
1st Category: There are gifts which are speaking
as one who speaks oracles of God;
The speaking content is not ours, but from God. God's content.
whoever serves,
2nd Category: There are gifts which are serving
as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—
This service is done by and in the power of God
The above two categories are not mutually exclusive but are interrelated. Speaking involves service and service involves speaking.
in order that in everything God may be glorified
The PURPOSE: that God may be glorified
through Jesus Christ.
God can only be glorified through Jesus Christ, because without Christ, we would not receive God's grace, nor His gifts, nor then the means to glorify Him!
To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
The "explosion" (Pastor Piper's term) of doxology. The height of our joy. "There is no conflict between God getting all the glory and us getting all the grace we need."
This is how we love one another with God's grace. By ministering to one another with the gifts that reveal God's varied grace. See 1 Peter 2:12
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.