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1 Peter 5:5-14

Cast your cares on Christ, because He cares for you.  Your troubles are His troubles.  The Devil is ready to pounce and wants to catch you napping.  Keep your guard up!  You are not alone and Christ has the final word.  Remember, this world is not our home, we are just passing through.

 

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The Pastor’s Work

1 Peter 5:1-4

What is the role of pastor?  To lead his flock with a humble, sacrificial love.

 

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Suffering: The Big Picture

1 Peter 4:12-19

Should we rejoice in our suffering?  Even though we may suffer for the name of Christ, it is God and His glory in you that made others take notice.  As Christians, do not be ashamed, but glorify God during life’s trials.  So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God says, relax!  Trust Him.  He knows what He’s doing.

 

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It’s Just About Time

1 Peter 4:7-11

The end is near!  We are living on the edge of eternity.  Jesus is coming soon, so be mindful and pray.  Love each other and be generous with what God has given you!

 

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He Don’t Live Here Anymore

1 Peter 4:1-6

Jesus suffered for us, so we don’t have to live the way we used to live.  Now it’s time to be done with that old life.  Your friends may not understand why you won’t do the things you used to do.  Because of your witness, they too can know Christ.

 

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Guess Who Wins

1 Peter 3:18-22

Even though we may suffer because of our witness, it can never match the price Jesus paid for us on the cross.  He bore witness because of his righteousness through an unjust death.  We can bear witness to others through baptism and holy living in a wicked world.  Jesus’ resurrection and ascension into Heaven assure us that He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

 

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Loving Life

1 Peter 3:8-17

Do what is right, even if it hurts.  In these verses we are shown how we should treat one another.  He also instructs us how to behave towards our enemies.  Love life and live in a way that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick.  It will be them that end up realizing that they’re the ones who need a bath.

 

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Help For Your Marriage

1 Peter 3:1-7

The Bible lays out what a marriage should look like.  Wives, cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in.  Husbands, be good to your wives, honor them, delight in them.

 

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He Died For Me

1 Peter 2:21-25

There’s no sugarcoating it, Jesus was brutally tortured and put to death.  He never did anything wrong, yet he carried the punishment for our sins.  He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right.  Jesus serves as the example for us how to act when treated unjustly.

 

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How to Silence the Critics

1 Peter 2:11-20

What’s the best way to silence the critics of the Christian life?  Live the kind of life Jesus lived.  Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules.  Treat everyone you meet with dignity.  Love your spiritual family.  Revere God.  Respect the government.

 

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