1 Peter 4:1-7 Suffering and Ceasing from Sin

Be willing to suffer well in a world that won’t believe.
1 Peter 4:1-6 (ref)
1 Peter 4:1a (up to “ceased from sin”)
1 Peter 3:18
Isaiah 53:10-11
1 Peter 4:1b-2 (start with “for whoever”)
1 Peter 4:3-4
1 Peter 4:5
1 Peter 4:6

even to the dead I the gospel was preached

Question: How could the gospel have been preached to them if Jesus had only recently come?

Answer: Ever since the fall God has given witness to the good news of Jesus and the promise of his coming.

judged I the way people are I in the flesh (line 1)
live I the way God does I in the spirit (line 2 progressive)

Be willing to suffer well in a world that won’t believe.

1 Peter 3:9-12 A Closer Look at Relationships: Neighbors and Acquaintances

One Goal for All Relationships: Proclaim God’s Excellencies
1 Peter 3:9-12
Key Idea: We are supposed to live right and bless others.
Matthew 5:13
Matthew 5:14-16
In your Neighborhood (and Co-Worker) Relationships
In Your Acquaintance (and Stranger) Relationships
James 2:14-17
Key Idea (repeat) We’re supposed to live right and bless others.

Illustration
John 7:37-38

Prayer

1 Peter 3:1-12 A Closer Look At Relationships: Singles, and Our Faith Community

One Goal for All Relationships : Proclaiming God’s Excellencies

Singles Relationships
1 Corinthians 7:32-34
1 Corinthians 6:17
Key Idea: Don’t take shortcuts to escape singleness.

Faith Community
Hebrews 10:24-25 24
Key Idea: Being part of a community that shares the same desires will fuel growth in that area.
John 13:35
1 Peter 3:8
“The development of meaningful relationships where every member carries a significant sense of belonging is central to what it means to be the church. This is a God-ordained gathering of people that is so strong that even “the gates of hell will not overcome it.” ~Randy Frazee

1 Peter 2: 18-25 The Other “S” Word

God’s word was written FOR us but not TO us.

Old Testament laws and New Testament writings have very different purposes.


The Old Testament commands were given by God to be the law of the land.
Exodus 21:16
Deuteronomy 23:15-16
Exodus 21:26


New Testament writings were instructions to people living under someone else’s law.
Ephesians 6: 5-9
Colossians 3:22-4:1
Colossians 3:11
1 Peter 2:18-20
1 Peter 2:21-23

Click Here for Link to article on slavery in the bible by Doug Becker, Pastor of Theology at Emergence Church (New Jersey)
https://emergencenj.org/blog/2019/01/04/does-the-bible-condone-slavery


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