1 Peter 4 12_19
1 Peter 4:12-19
How do well do we handle suffering for Christ?
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Published May 22nd, 2019
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If you suffer for doing good according to God's will, then feel joy, not shame.
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1 Peter 4:12-19
Beloved, do not be surprised at z the fiery trial
when it comes upon you to test you,
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as though something strange were happening to you.
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But rejoice a insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings,
that you may also rejoice
and be glad
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b when his glory is revealed.
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c If you are insulted d for the name of Christ,
you are blessed,
because the Spirit of glory 1 and of God rests upon you.
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But e let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or f as a meddler.
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Yet e if anyone suffers as a g Christian,
let him not be ashamed,
but let him glorify God d in that name.
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For it is time for judgment h to begin at the household of God;
and i if it begins with us,
what will be the outcome for those who j do not obey the gospel of God?
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And k “If the righteous is scarcely saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” 1
Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will l entrust their souls to a faithful Creator
while doing good.
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1 Peter 4:12-19
Expect joy from suffering
Beloved, do not be surprised
at the fiery trial
Locative
when it comes
Temporal
upon you
Destination
to test you,
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as though something strange were happening
Distinction
to you.
But rejoice insofar
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as you share Christ’s sufferings,
Manner
that you may also rejoice
and be glad
when his glory is revealed.
Only suffering for doing good brings blessings
If you are insulted
Condition
for the name
Ground
of Christ,
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you are blessed,
because the Spirit ... rests upon you.
of glory
and of God
But let none ... suffer
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of you
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as a murderer
or a thief
or an evildoer
or as a meddler.
Do not be ashamed to suffer for Christ.
Yet if anyone suffers
as a Christian,
let him not be ashamed,
but let him glorify God
in that name.
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For it is time
for judgment
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to begin
at the household
of God;
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and if it begins
with us,
what will be the outcome
for those
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who do not obey the gospel
of God?
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Entrust your soul to God while doing His will.
And “If the righteous is scarcely saved,
what will become of the ungodly
and the sinner?”
Therefore let those ... entrust their souls
who suffer
according to God’s will
to a faithful Creator
while doing good.
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12-13: Expect joy from suffering. 14-15: Only suffering for doing good brings blessings. 16-17: Do not be ashamed to suffer for Christ. 18-19: Entrust your soul to God while doing His will. Sentence: If you suffer for doing good according to God's will, then feel joy, not shame. Doctrines: Suffering. Blessings. Good works. Joy. Judgement. Trusting God. Feelings; Do not feel shame for suffering for Christ. Feel joy instead. T: Doing God's will brings suffering. A: I will accept that I have to suffer to do His will. T: Blessings of joy come from suffering. A: I will look for the joy in suffering. T: There is no shame in suffering. A: I will not be ashamed. T: During suffering, I am under God's protection. A: I will take comfort in His hands. T: Trials test our ability to handle suffering with joy A: I will see suffering as a test. Attributes of God: Faithful. Creator. Glory. Comforter.
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