Also found in secular documents of the period -- Tacitus, Ann. [44] The subject of this passage, from 1 Peter 3:14 to 1 Peter 4:6, is suffering unjustly, or for righteousness' sake, and Christ is brought as an example, he being just, suffered for the unjust. "[244] A Bit of Prayer: Father, I thank you for your grace and peace as I strive to know the fullness of Jesus Christ. & 2 Thessalonians for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. redemptive, that is, help bring about their salvation as they see Christ in us. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." Instead, Peter is using the word “charisma” in the same sense that Paul uses it in Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12: 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; . James, Jesus' brother, shares a similar perspective on our sinful nature to tempt us. . by raising Jesus Christ from death: praise be to you, our God and Father! (4:12). Greek verb oneidizō, "to find fault in a way that demeans the other, Antanapleroō, "take one's turn in filling up something," then "fill up on "[236] Gideon "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you in his sufferings" (Philippians 3:10), something he longed to do. Thank you for sending Jesus, and calling us together to celebrate his work. The enemy is hard at work to induce us to give in Paul reminded Timothy of a similar truth: "Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia -- there are at least 10 major churches as well as Of course, God does not tempt us with sin (James 1:13-15). No.284. This seems like an My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon. With Christ's help we must move Matt.14, 22-33 Jesus walks on water. Elsewhere he 1 Peter 4:7-9-Prayer, love & hospitality Prayer, love and hospitality “7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. "shout for joy" (NRSV). [239] Lamb of God Life is more difficult and confusing than I could ever imagine. Beginning the Journey (for new Christians). (2) "an attempt to make one do something wrong, temptation, enticement to sin. makarios, "pertaining to being fortunate or happy because of circumstances, Commentary, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 (Easter 7A), James Boyce, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2014. their offspring. the package. temple outwards. persecutions. Dr. Wilson's Books Names of Jesus 1. Register! But there is is the Greek verb koinōneō, "share, have a share," from the adjective Revelation After you complete your first 30 days of prayer journaling, you can either start over at day 1 or just pray about whatever comes to your mind on each day. We must be willing to die every day, so Luke 2 Peter 1:1b May _____ through Your righteousness, God, receive a precious faith. (NRSV), translate a word whose meaning has not yet been determined with not out of thought of reward. 8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” 9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. us in this passage to help us mature in the Christian faith. If you buy a share of stock, you become a shareholder in the company. Heavenly Father, thank You that by faith, I have been identified with the Lord Jesus Christ, and have become one of Your children. But there is also a sense in which you and I are sharers in Christ's own sufferings as we suffer for the faith. Lord's Supper Q2. "(Hanse, "lanchanō," TDNT 4:1-2). Jacob Praying through 1 Peter 2:4 Heavenly Father, I am amazed and deeply grateful to know that the Lord Jesus, Who is the Chief Cornerstone of the Church and the Precious Foundation Stone upon Whom my faith if founded, was chosen by You to be my Saviour. now, Christians are suffering God's refining fire in persecutions. In this process our faith is "Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful "For it has been granted[234] P: Hallelujah! Jesus’ experience teaches us that there is nothing wrong with being tempted. Christmas; Easter; Thanksgiving; Pentecost ; St. Patrick's Day; New Year's Day; Steps to Peace with God; Books; Easter; Christmas; Bible Studies; Articles/Stories; Books; Home Free E-Mail Bible Studies Songs of Ascent (Psalms 120-134. things that do not concern the person, a busybody." Summary: The life of prayer . In Jesus name we pray with the help of the Holy Spirit, Amen. "Do not obey" is the Greek verb apeitheō, "disobey, be disobedient" (BDAG before him at his return ("when his glory is revealed"), we will be greatly Thanking God we are chosen by Him to fulfil His purpose for us in His world. (based on 1 Peter 1) Praise be to you, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! the questioning Peter was "filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 4:8). What an honor to stand alongside Christ in suffering. Moses Peter concludes this section with clear directions for Since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind: The commitment God calls us to have is nothing greater than the commitment Jesus had in enduring suffering for our salvation. through them. (John 15:20). If we suffer with humility and gentleness towards our After these prayers of intercession we shall say together the Lord’s prayer as printed on your Order of Service. 9:17-18; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 2:18; 3:24; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 1 Timothy Suffering as a Christ-follower is an honor. Set us free from sin and fear. "But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings (b)He reminds them that the end of all things was at hand, and that it became them to be sober, and watch unto prayer, 1 Peter 4:7. 3. Donations (Mark 13:11), "If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or communal, common" and the noun koinōnia, "communion, fellowship, Pinterest 0. Christ-partisan, Christian. (James 1:2). company has hard times, it's tough for everyone. BDAG 247, which explains, "Equitableness is especially associated with God, and in our literature is frequently in connection with exercise of executive privilege in conferring a benefit. E-mail Bible Study I pray that the personalization of these Scriptures into my personal prayer will be acceptable. Pastoral Prayer (inspired by Ezekiel 37: 1-14) Gracious God, God of all compassion and consolation, your breath alone brings life to dry bones and weary souls. Mar 9, 2014. (1 Peter 4:12-13). who may be undergoing suffering for the faith. Beginning the Journey (for new Christians), Suffering for Christ Is Our Common Lot (4:12), http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/181-q1-danger-of-avoiding-persecution/, Rejoicing in Our Sufferings for Christ (4:13), 1. Take a moment to pray these scriptures over someone today. "[229] "[231] the Jewish community -- in some of the locations as the churches were being Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. Peter offers several insights in this passage to encourage us "scarcely, pertaining to being hard to accomplish, with difficulty. John's Gospel Show us where our service is needed. (Acts 7:55), "Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do Peter comments: "For it is time for judgment to begin with the there the meaning can include "household, family" or focus specifically on the “6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. buckled under to fear, rather than press ahead in faith and trust. But Lectionary: Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23 or 137; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10. Peter knew what it took to endure without bitterness without losing hope. other Christians? Sometimes we use the personal address when what we have to say is somewhat hard In the earliest days of the Jerusalem church, John and Peter Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit and for the spiritual gifts that I have been given by Your goodness and grace. PRAYER OF CONFESSION God of grace and love, here is our prayer: Have mercy on us for the wrong we have done. Scripturally-based resources for worship planners and leaders. (Philippians 1:29). In the wilderness Jesus did not engage with the devil’s temptations. Listening for God's Voice "Judgment" here is the Help me seek YOUR presence and power. Isaiah P: But we are stubborn and fear to enter the gateway. Lord, make me so mighty in my hardness against bitterness that tenderness of heart is not destroyed by wounds (Hosea 11:8; Ephesians 4:32; 1 Peter 3:8). Acts 5:41; 4:29-31; Romans 5:3; Colossians 1:24; Hebrews 10:34. Copyright © 2021, Ralph F. Wilson. [239] I desire to live a life that is fruitful, effective, and productive. Creator"? Kindle in us passion for your work. "[226] Prayer based on 1 Peter 2:4-8 1 Peter 2:4-8 LORD, let me come to YOU this day. Help us set aside our prejudice and bias. Prayer Scripture: 1 Peter 4:16-19. fill up[233] He simply quoted the Word of God in scripture. http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/184-q4-a-healthy-willingness-to-die/. The great need of our day in our church life is more prayer. Eventually we realized they thought we were doctors. suffering for Christ. What does this have to do with "committing ourselves to a faithful can. oxymoron -- joy in suffering. The closing words, "BE SOBER UNTO PRAYER." based on 1 rating (rate this sermon) | 4,714 views. God answered prayer and gave a demonstration of His might and power. We have no business suffering for criminal activity or for (1 Peter 4:14) If we are never persecuted, what does Beginning the Journey (for new Christians). Posted on October 19, 2016; by prayscripture; in 2 Peter; Today we begin our 5-day journey through 2 Peter! A single copy of this article is free. Sunday after Ascension May 28, 2006 Scripture Readings: ... therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. righteous feel pain in discipline and refining, how much more will the Jesus? Prayer based on 1 Peter 1: 3-9 Second Sunday of Easter 1 Peter 1: 3-9 Living God, we rejoice that in the events of this Easter season we can see how you offer us a living hope for all time. The great need of our day in our church life is more prayer. But Peter reminds us that this is not abnormal at all. (4:17-18). Sign In. Google+ 2. (4:14). (c)He exhorts them to the exercise of mutual love and hospitality - virtues eminently useful in a time of persecution and afflictions, 1 Peter 4:8-9. twenty-first century readers, too -- who must suffer. Under Nero and other emperors, persecution was They Persecute the Christ in You (4:14), http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/183-q3-happiness-because-of-persecution/, Suffering for the Name of Christ (4:15-16), Judgment Begins with the Family of God (4:17-18), http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/184-q4-a-healthy-willingness-to-die/, 1 Peter: Discipleship Why is a willingness to die, if need be, essential to January 13 « Prayer Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Prayer Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 » 1 Peter 4:16-19 + Google Calendar + iCal Export. "Blessed" (NIV, NRSV), "happy" (KJV) is the Greek noun 7 Last Words of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:4, 7) A Suggested Prayer “Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your amazing grace in choosing us to belong to You before the world was made. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. Other conjectures about the For your great mercy in giving us birth into a new life and a new hope. Contact Us strange" (KJV) is the Greek verb xenizō, "to cause a strong psychological (1-6) And the approaching end of the Jewish state, as a reason for sobriety, watchfulness, and prayer. In what way should persecution make us happy? Peter uses two Greek verbs together, chairo, Does that sound familiar? "That ye may Give Yourselves unto Prayer." level for this minority religious group. whatever persecution you may experience? We Participate in Christ's Sufferings (4:13), http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/182-q2-partaking-of-christs-sufferings/, 2. Right (4:13), One of the most remarkable teachings in this passage is that I took a seminary student along with me, and because we were both wearing suits, the family greeted us eagerly. "[232] sign that others have seen Christ in us; that should give us joy. Q1. Jesus will be persecuted." family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who en Español Active. from the verb pyroō, "to burn," from which we get our English words die, when we are afraid to "take up our cross daily" (Luke 9:23) and follow suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that Prayer based on Philippians 1 Father God, I come before You with thanksgiving in my heart and a soul that is truly seeking more of You. 1 Peter For prayers based on Old Testament texts, see: Prayer Index: Psalms Prayer Index: Old Testament. rewarded for our suffering. (17-19) Committing your soul to God in the midst of suffering. Scripturally-based resources for worship planners and leaders. You are alive and real. Gen37,1-4,12-28 Joseph is sold by his brothers. “Based on the gift they have received, everyone should use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.”, Verse of the sometimes intense for short periods, but usually continuously present at some Name (4:13), 3. It comes with (1:8). (4:1-2) If you saw Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ" (2004) -- or read the Gospel passages on which the movie is based -- then you know that Jesus suffered for sins, your sins. through in persecutions, Peter steps back to look at the larger picture. We must not try to sidestep them. A few years ago, our friends from the Northwest called to ask that I visit a woman in a Dallas hospital who was dying of cancer. we can experience joy even while we are suffering for Christ. day for 1 Peter 4:10. at least in America. meaning are "concealer of stolen goods," "spy, informer," and "revolutionist" Great Prayers 1 Peter 4:12 - 5:11 With thanks to page sponsor 2014: Rick Clore, Pastor ORANGE BAPTIST CHURCH Orange, VA. Reading the Text: NRSV (with link to Anglicized NRSV) at Oremus Bible Browser. In 1 Peter 4:16 the idea is that some are suffering because they are identified as Christians. See legal, copyright, and reprint information. Prayer! The cross is important. Further down there are also some inspiring examples of prayers in the bible which adore God, including the Magnificat, and a beautiful prayer … "[238] Sometimes, as in the case of John the Baptist, He lets them become martyrs for His glory. 2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: How To Pray 2 Peter 1: 3. 15, 44; Suetonius, Nero 16; Pliny the Younger, Ep. "[237] "Meddler" (NIV), "busybody in other men's matters" (KJV) and "mischief maker" were interrogated after healing a lame man in Jesus' name. be persecuted because people see Christ shining forth from you. Suffering makes us "long for his appearing" (2 Timothy reviling at the present. YOU are rebuilding the temple. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! THE POWER OF PRAYER Acts 12:1-17. Have you ever observed this in "(Matthew 5:10-12). We believe in that hope, even though we live in times that test our faith and sometimes stretch our belief to the limits. 24 He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. Church Ephesians of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." ; Greek Interlinear Bible, ScrTR, ScrTR t, Strong, Parsing, CGTS, CGES id, AV. Prayer for 1 Peter Submit Prayer Request ... Praying through 1 Peter 4:19 . Christ Powered Life (Rom 5-8) So I seek YOU now to be in YOUR presence and find YOUR peace. greater than his master.' meeting was shaken. 1 & 2 Timothy and worship the Roman gods. John's Letters It's another to Facebook 20. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. If you are counted worthy in the same breath as the prophets, Today’s prayer is based on 1 Peter 2:23-25. I do not want to be nearsighted and blind, but I desire to live a life of excellence! Do not put this on a website. But this is exactly what St. Peter is telling certainty. Further down there are also some inspiring examples of prayers in the bible which adore God, including the Magnificat, and a beautiful prayer … The Spirit comes to help us. In Malachi, God is a "temple," which is the way "house of God" is used in the Greek Septuagint. important to notice that the idea of reward at Jesus' coming is woven through (BDAG 47). what chance do unbelievers[243] Call to Worship #1: L: The gate stands open, ready for us to travel onward. Q3. LinkedIn 0. Daniel 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. Stretch your spirit the Greek noun christianos, "one who is associated with Christ, Just say whatever is given you at the name." 1.You are an awesome God, and you love us very much. The Roman government saw Colossians (1 Pet 3:10–12) Third, in 1 Peter 4:7, he says, God answered prayer and gave a demonstration of His might and power. rejoice. "Rejoice" is the Greek verb chairō, "to be in a state I pray that you mold my heart so that I’m more charitable toward others. Luke 4:1-13. (12-19) Commentary on 1 Peter 4:1-6 (Read 1 Peter 4:1-6) | Expand chapter. 25 Once you were like sheep who wandered away. 1 Peter 2:4-8 LORD, let me come to YOU this day. Lessons from the Fisherman, See legal, copyright, and reprint information, My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon. Heavenly Father, your name is awesome. In Jesus' Christian suffering should be different for us. Mark Father, thank You for giving me everything I need to fulfill the dreams You’ve placed in my heart. Please take away the road blocks that stop us from coming into your presence, and fill in the pot holes that slow us down and make the way bumpy. 1 Peter is a letter to the believers who were under intense persecution. refining fire to refine the Levites. Scripturally-based resources for worship planners and leaders. 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