Glorify Jesus-The End Is Near!
1 Peter 4:7-11
  In chapter 1:2-7 & 13, Peter sets forth two foundational truths of the Christian faith: ...
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In chapter 1:2-7 & 13, Peter sets forth two foundational truths of the Christian faith: Christ's resurrection and Christ's return (and the inheritance that will bring His people). From these two doctrinal truths Peter seeks to motivate his readers to conduct themselves well in the midst of very difficult times of injustice and persecution. In essence, what awaits them is enough to help them get through what they are currently experiencing. They have a great inheritance to come! So now here again in 4:7 Peter reminds those he is instructing: "The end of ALL things is near!" This phrase connects us back to 4:1 and Peter's exhortation to possess the mind of Christ, and serves as support for all the exhortations he is about to pen in verses 7-11. In the midst of his reader's IMMEDIATE reality of persecution and suffering Peter wants to remind them of the IMMINENT reality of Christ's return and their glorious inheritance (to those who hold fast their confession to the end [Heb.3:6, 14]). The End is near, therefore BE self-controlled (v.7), BE sober-minded (v.7), BE loving (v.8), BE hospitable (v.9), and USE your God-given gifts (v.10), SO THAT Jesus Christ may BE glorified (v.11), for glory belongs to Him (v.11)! In these verses, then, Peter continues to stress what will be, so that his readers tested genuineness of faith would be found to praise, honor, and glorify Jesus Christ at His revelation (1:7). As a cross-refence to these verses we might turn to Peter's second epistle and chapter 3 where he explicitly states why he has written both letters (to stir up their minds as a reminder to the coming of Christ [3:1]). As with this letter he does so in his second epistle to exhort them as to what sort of people they should be in holiness and godliness. In the decay of grace Peter wants his readers to wake up to who they are and what they have in Christ, and to suck it up and start reflecting the Cross of Christ by being 'Grace-breathers' in light of Christ's imminent return!
10000000036591 36591 Notes 2010-05-11 15:26:25 2010-05-15 11:17:02 In chapter 1:2-7 & 13, Peter sets forth two foundational truths of the Christian faith: Christ's resurrection and Christ's return (and the inheritance that will bring His people). From these two doctrinal truths Peter seeks to motivate his readers to conduct themselves well in the midst of very difficult times of injustice and persecution. In essence, what awaits them is enough to help them get through what they are currently experiencing. They have a great inheritance to come! So now here again in 4:7 Peter reminds those he is instructing: "The end of ALL things is near!" This phrase connects us back to 4:1 and Peter's exhortation to possess the mind of Christ, and serves as support for all the exhortations he is about to pen in verses 7-11. In the midst of his reader's IMMEDIATE reality of persecution and suffering Peter wants to remind them of the IMMINENT reality of Christ's return and their glorious inheritance (to those who hold fast their confession to the end [Heb.3:6, 14]). The End is near, therefore BE self-controlled (v.7), BE sober-minded (v.7), BE loving (v.8), BE hospitable (v.9), and USE your God-given gifts (v.10), SO THAT Jesus Christ may BE glorified (v.11), for glory belongs to Him (v.11)! In these verses, then, Peter continues to stress what will be, so that his readers tested genuineness of faith would be found to praise, honor, and glorify Jesus Christ at His revelation (1:7). As a cross-refence to these verses we might turn to Peter's second epistle and chapter 3 where he explicitly states why he has written both letters (to stir up their minds as a reminder to the coming of Christ [3:1]). As with this letter he does so in his second epistle to exhort them as to what sort of people they should be in holiness and godliness. In the decay of grace Peter wants his readers to wake up to who they are and what they have in Christ, and to suck it up and start reflecting the Cross of Christ by being 'Grace-breathers' in light of Christ's imminent return! notes
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Πάντων δὲ τὸ τέλος ἤγγικεν.
The end of all things is at hand;
σωφρονήσατε οὖν
therefore be self-controlled
καὶ νήψατε
and sober-minded
series
εἰς προσευχάς·
for the sake of your prayers.
actionpurpose
πρὸ πάντων τὴν εἰς ἑαυτοὺς ἀγάπην ἐκτενῆ ἔχοντες,
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly,
ὅτι ἀγάπη καλύπτει πλῆθος ἁμαρτιῶν·
since love covers a multitude of sins.
ground
φιλόξενοι εἰς ἀλλήλους
Show hospitality to one another
ἄνευ γογγυσμοῦ·
without grumbling.
actionmanner
ἕκαστος καθὼς ἔλαβεν χάρισμα,
As each has received a gift,
εἰς ἑαυτοὺς αὐτὸ διακονοῦντες
use it to serve one another,
ὡς καλοὶ οἰκονόμοι ποικίλης χάριτος θεοῦ.
as good stewards of God's varied grace:
εἴ τις λαλεῖ,
whoever speaks,
ὡς λόγια θεοῦ·
as one who speaks oracles of God;
ideaexplanation
εἴ τις διακονεῖ,
whoever serves,
ὡς ἐξ ἰσχύος ἧς χορηγεῖ ὁ θεός·
as one who serves by the strength that God supplies--
comparison
ἵνα ἐν πᾶσιν δοξάζηται ὁ θεὸς διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ,
in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
ᾧ ἐστιν ἡ δόξα
To him belong glory
καὶ τὸ κράτος
and dominion
εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων·
forever and ever.
temporal
ἀμήν.
discourse
10000000036591 36591 Arc 2010-05-11 15:26:25 2010-05-15 11:17:02 editing 1 Peter 4 7 4 11 1 Peter 4:7-11 60 NT tisch esv i84209 i84189 Πάντων δὲ τὸ τέλος ἤγγικεν. The end of all things is at hand; i84210 i84211 i84212 i84190 σωφρονήσατε οὖν therefore be self-controlled i84191 καὶ νήψατε and sober-minded series i84192 εἰς προσευχάς· for the sake of your prayers. actionpurpose 2 i84213 i84193 πρὸ πάντων τὴν εἰς ἑαυτοὺς ἀγάπην ἐκτενῆ ἔχοντες, Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, i84194 ὅτι ἀγάπη καλύπτει πλῆθος ἁμαρτιῶν· since love covers a multitude of sins. ground 1 i84214 i84195 φιλόξενοι εἰς ἀλλήλους Show hospitality to one another i84196 ἄνευ γογγυσμοῦ· without grumbling. actionmanner 1 i84215 i84197 ἕκαστος καθὼς ἔλαβεν χάρισμα, As each has received a gift, i84216 i84217 i84218 i84219 i84198 εἰς ἑαυτοὺς αὐτὸ διακονοῦντες use it to serve one another, i84199 ὡς καλοὶ οἰκονόμοι ποικίλης χάριτος θεοῦ. as good stewards of God's varied grace: actionmanner 1 i84220 i84221 i84200 εἴ τις λαλεῖ, whoever speaks, i84201 ὡς λόγια θεοῦ· as one who speaks oracles of God; ideaexplanation 1 i84222 i84202 εἴ τις διακονεῖ, whoever serves, i84203 ὡς ἐξ ἰσχύος ἧς χορηγεῖ ὁ θεός· as one who serves by the strength that God supplies-- ideaexplanation 1 series comparison 1 i84204 ἵνα ἐν πᾶσιν δοξάζηται ὁ θεὸς διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. actionpurpose 2 i84223 i84224 i84225 i84205 ᾧ ἐστιν ἡ δόξα To him belong glory i84206 καὶ τὸ κράτος and dominion series i84207 εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων· forever and ever. temporal 1 i84208 ἀμήν. Amen. ground 1 series 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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