Stand Firm in the Grace of God
1 Peter 5:12-14 You must stand firm in the truth if you are to stand firm in God’s grace. Trials a part of life; signs of conversion; importance of faithfulness; evidence of 1 Peter’s being inspired; trials come in God’s grace; miscellaneous historical information;
Be on Your Guard Against the Adversary
1 Peter 5:8-11 God calls you to be on your guard against your adversary, the devil. spiritual sobriety and alertness; the devil an enemy; under God’s control; his attacks universal in the church
Clothe Yourselves with Humility
1 Peter 5:5-7 You are to clothe yourselves with humility towards one another. humility; God opposes proud, blesses humility; casting cares on God
Shepherd the Flock of God
1 Peter 5:1-4 This passage deals not only with what the elder is to do and how he is to do it, but also with what he can expect to receive from the Lord if he is faithful to this call. Shepherding the flock; elders; forgiveness; sufferings of Christ
Judgment Begins with the House of God
1 Peter 4:17-19 God is sitting in His Temple as a refiner to purify His children that they might offer to Him holy sacrifices. PLEASE NOTE – the quality of the recording is poor for the first 2 minutes of this sermon, but then is fine for the remainder.
If You Suffer as a Christian, Rejoice!
1 Peter 4:14-16 There is blessing for you if you suffer for the name of Christ
Do Not Be Surprised by Suffering
1 Peter 4:12-13 You should not think that it is a strange thing that your faith is tested by God, but you should rejoice knowing that it will work out for your good and for His glory.
Use Your Gifts to Serve One Another
1 Peter 4:10-11 As a believer you have a spiritual gift entrusted to you which God expects you to use for the good of your brethren
Be Hospitable Without Complaint
1 Peter 4:9 We are to be hospitable to one another without complaining.
Love Covers a Multitude of Sins
1 Peter 4:8 We are to maintain an unceasing and fervent love toward one another.
The End of All Things Is at Hand
1 Peter 4:7 Because the end is near, we should devote ourselves to prayer.
Live for the Will of God
1 Peter 4:1-6 We must die to sin, but live to God