1. The frightening thing is that there is a lot of violence and occult elements in many of these games.In one game called Carmaggedon, the player is supposed to drive a virtual car to knock down virtual people. The Scattered Strangers; Who, What, How and When I Peter 1. The Scattered Strangers I Peter 1. How can Peter say the end of all things is at hand, and yet 2,000 years later the kingdom of God still has not come to the earth? Sermon series Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter) A Survival Kit for Tough Times 1 Peter 5 – May 8, 2005. Posted by Pastor Greg Allen on January 13, 2013 under 2013 | Preached Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 1 Peter 1:3-5. But the Lord intends that our prayers should be much more than a way of ordering our thoughts. Theme: Even in the midst of the deepest suffering, we who are in Christ rejoice in a ‘living hope’. As this passage begins, Peter is still focused on the last day. But also we should remember that when we teach God’s Word or tell our acquaintances about the Lord, everything we say should be in line with the general teaching and principles contained in God’s Word. Our lifestyle should reflect a decreasing attachment to the things of this world, and an increasing attachment to the things of the Lord. Amen. Peter says of such situations, ‘Do not grumble,’ when that happens. We should be making profitable and efficient use for the Lord.of whatever resources we have left. Sometimes certain people outstay their welcome, or they forget to say, ‘Thank you for having me,’ when they leave. The term 'charity' in v.8 means love - a brotherly, unconditional love. When they were together, the three bulls could easily withstand the lion, but when alone, each bull, was really no match for him!In the same way, Satan knows that Christians will become weak when they are separated from one another and he may try to sow discord among brethren to do this. So often it happens because of various things which are within us. Yet, strange to say, there is hardly any passage of Scripture which has given rise to more frequent cavils than this simple assurance. Perhaps this is because we have allowed Satan to come in and cause confusion in our minds. Transcript. Whenever there is a disagreement among them, he may take advantage of this to break up the good fellowship we enjoy with one another. Living Like Christ in an Unbelieving World (1 Peter 4:1-6) – Sonnenberg 01/29/2012 1 Peter , 2012 , Dan Sonnenberg , Sermons , The Church in the World (1 Peter) sepcadmin We can expect to be “persecuted” when we live our faith, no different than the 1st century Christians were. The lion did the same thing to the other two bulls. We cannot seem to concentrate upon the things of God. But is that all we need to do now?III. The Salvation of Your Souls I Peter 1. Because they did not want to talk to each other anymore, the three bulls soon separated from one another and grazed in different fields. At that time all who refused to enter into the safety and security of the ark were drowned. 1 Peter 4:7-11 - What Should our Lifestyle be in these Last Days? Observations on 4:1-6: Verses 1-3 address the “sufficiency” of past time spent in sinful behaviors. Some have seen this as evidence that the book is composed of a sermon (1:1-4:11) and an accompanying letter (4:12-5:14). Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. So it devised a clever plan. If we can afford it our family tries to spend the summer holidays somewhere in Greece. Sermon 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 Why Does God Allow Suffering? Oct 16, 1994. There are far fewer real Christians in America today than there are people who care nothing, or very little, for the commands of God. If that is your response right now, that is well and good. Listen here. This is the main emphasis of our text of Scripture in 1 Peter 4:7-11. That is the basic minimum preparation that anyone should make in view of the end times - make sure that you are saved! 9-12. There are memberships to country clubs. We go on now to look at the change that should take place:B. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. And it is so important for us to maintain a sober mind, a mind that sees the true worth of all things clearly so that we will live in reality. That is not why God bestows spiritual gifts. But with the Love of God that we have, we can overcome these conflicts. 1 Peter 4:7-11 teaches the third way we are to live godly lives: Accomplish the Will of God like Christ, page 5 of 6 around the theme 1 Peter 4:1-11 Living for God. Imper.) A man stumbled onto a Only then will all the things that we do be directed toward real and useful purposes.But then comes the question: How can we maintain a sober mind? There are memberships to academic organizations. That may be the reason why the injunction to be sober in v.7 is immediately followed up with an injunction to: 2. They are mainly fictitious portrayals of life presented by skilled actors and special effects. He earned his PhD from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. with the same mind (ennoian).” This is the only imperative command in 4:1-6. That focus continues in this week’s text. The result is that no one just drops in on somebody, because they fear that they will not be made welcome. 1 Peter 4:12-19 . 2. We come this morning to the end of our series on I Peter. There is also membership to churches. When Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, He came to His disciples expecting to find them awake and praying for Him, but instead He found them all asleep! And we do these things in a prayerful spirit knowing that the end is near. We should not complain when we are treated in a similar way. Notes. Watch unto PrayerWhat does this mean? But we must not be ignorant of his devices and must counteract them by learning to forgive one another.And therefore, v.8 of our text mentions that charity shall cover the multitude of sins. There will always be occasions in the body of Christ when fellow Christians may find it hard to get along with each other because of certain personality traits. This is clearly demonstrated in the five examples of expository sermon outlines. They may be natural gifts which are spiritually enhanced at conversion, or. 1 Peter 5:1-4. But they can make the viewer so engrossed with the storyline that for a while he is lost to unreality. Feb 28, 2016 Living the Rest of our Time for God’s Will. Dearly beloved will you be like the foolish virgins in this parable? Verse 1 connects the past suffering of Christ to the command “arm yourselves (hoplisasthe-Aor. 23. Let us first consider what it means to:1. Dearly beloved, how long has it been since you last had real quality quiet time with the Lord? All Rights Reserved. Everything that any of us does should be done only for the praise of God, through Jesus Christ. Sep 19, 1993. Through the messages we were made aware that the signs of the End times are already appearing in the world.I. 1 Pet 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. #1 Expository Sermon Outline: Introduction: There are four WAYS in which we can live in light of Jesus’ return (1 Peter 4:7-11). The precious blood that Jesus shed on Calvary has the power to wash away to vilest of sin! This world will not last forever. In most churches the Pastor is considered the "elder" or "teaching elder." But with God's help, we can do it. Christ's Absence and Return. You can listen to the sermon here. Mailbox Club Bible Correspondence Courses. The Apostle Earns His Place of Service I Peter 1. He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends. For example the use of hospitality that is mentioned in v.9 is one way of showing love to one another.Why is such love for one another needed for life in the End times? 1 Peter 1:1-2; 5:12 Series Introduction: Persevering in Persecution. They become so desensitized to violence and bloodshed that they even begin to show violent behaviour and treat people roughly.Let us be careful of any kind of game or entertainment that can have an adverse influence on the mind and that draw us away from reality, so that we will be able to remain sober. 3 JanRejoicing in God's Wisdom (Prov 1:1-7; 9:9) by Rev Quek KK, 10 JanWill You Walk in God's Wisdom? A sober mind is not clouded by false perceptions of life. The coming consummation of Christ’s return becomes an incentive for disciplined, watchful behavior. What sort of things should characterize their behavior? No Gain! The sinful human nature with which we are all born still shows through. When we are converted we remain human and we still have our irritating little ways (or even irritating big ways!). Sep 12, 1993. He goes on to say, ‘You ought to live holy and godly lives … and speed its coming.’ And in our passage Peter says, ‘The end of all things is near. You come to church Sunday after Sunday but still do not know anyone in the church. To build a personal empire of wealth and treasures in this world is like building elaborate sandcastles on the seashore which will be washed away by the waves. Preparing for the second coming of Christ is the furthest thought from their minds.How utterly unprepared and shocked they will be when Christ comes. I do not believe that blind faith is the answer; we need to have an informed faith, a faith that is based on strong evidence. Pilgrims Of The Dispersion (1:1) The "Elect" Of God (1:2) ... 1-6) Living In The End Times (4:7-11) Persevering Through Persecution (4:12-19) Peter's Exhortation To Elders (5:1-4) Peter's Exhortation To The Young (5:5-9) We should be living our lives in the light of his return. Peter focuses his readers’ thoughts on realities. Sermon Bible Commentary. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.' This was the constant hope of the early church, and we too should realize that we are now living in the last days. Practical Christian living — 7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. Let us all therefore strive to cultivate a lifestyle of fellowshipping with other Christians. I am referring to the high-tech video games and interactive computer and internet games that are on now the market. 1 Pet 4:8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins." He expects us to exercise good stewardship of our time and talents. The pressures of your work, and your family, and influence of your non-Christian colleagues will come upon you. And it is important that we do, because life in the End times calls for the preservation of our relationships with other brethren. However, not every Christian has all of the gifts and. The insecurities of other types of faith will be contrasted by the consistency a faith in Jesus provides. Peter wrote this letter, 1 Peter, to Christians who were going through difficult times and encourages them to trust God to them through those times. Indeed. Welcome To The Sermon Series On The Letter Of 1 Peter. The purpose of our message this morning is not so much to trace these signs of the End times (although this is a very intriguing subject), but to learn how we ought to live now, in the light of the imminent coming of our Lord. Sermon. If we feel that we have been taken for granted then we should remember how the friends of Jesus treated him on many occasions. So this section ends, with a great culmination of praise to God, a doxology: ...that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Ask the Lord right now to help you to change to a lifestyle that is characterized by sober-mindedness and a fully alert and revived spiritual life! To live the Christian life without fellowship with like-minded believers will be extremely difficult. OUR LIVING HOPE – 1 Peter 1:3-5. Should we continue to live the way we are living right now?II. The implication of this is that Greeks are not afraid of strangers (they do not suffer from xenophobia) but they treat unknown people with honor, as welcome guests—even though they may never have seen or heard of them before. This is not the time to be spiritually asleep, but the time to be fully revived. If we look at what Peter wrote in his second letter we will see that he reminded his readers that the people of the world think like that. According to Romans 2:4, the goodness, forebearance and longsuffering of God must lead us to swift repentance.Let us begin today to change our lifestyle. Greg W. Forbes is the Head of the Department of Biblical Studies at Melbourne School of Theology, Melbourne, Australia. The end of all things is near. EXHORTATION - Vss. He states that there is a day coming when all people will be judged (, He then says that it is important for Christians to be those who, ‘live according to God in the spirit’ (v6). I have already heard many cases of students getting addicted to them and showing changes in their behaviour. Sermon The Day Before the End of the World “The end of all things is near. What a terrible price to pay for not being prepared! These gifts come in all kinds of forms - abilities, talents, privileges, wealth and health - that is why they are called 'the manifold grace of God'The main idea of these verses is that of sharing whatever God has blessed us with with others in order to build up and strengthen one another. I shudder when I hear that some churches are so ‘middle-class’ in their attitudes that no one ever visits anyone else without first having a formal invitation. The Scattered Ones And Life As It Really Is I Peter 1. We must remember that, like those to whom Peter was writing, God’s people are a minority in this world. 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