company has hard times, it's tough for everyone. 9:17-18; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 2:18; 3:24; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 1 Timothy really important in life, not to debilitate us. concept of rewards for faithful service. James Early in Peter's Immediately they left their nets and followed him. Contact Us Prayer based on 1 Peter 2:4-8 1 Peter 2:4-8 LORD, let me come to YOU this day. Lord, I confess to you that sometimes under pressure I have 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. This shows that the name had become very widely used, so much so that one could be persecuted for being numbered as a Christian. Stretch your spirit But there is An exposition on 1 Peter 4:7-11. We Participate in Christ's Sufferings (4:13), http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/182-q2-partaking-of-christs-sufferings/, 2. Just say whatever is given you at the 0UR hearts are thrilled by the remarkable deliverance of Peter from prison, recorded in Acts 12:1-17. fill up[233] Sometimes I find it difficult to understand the 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. Suffering is something we try to avoid at all costs. 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. Christmas Incarnation Lectionary: Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23 or 137; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10. All the weight of God's plan is fully on YOU. the questioning Peter was "filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 4:8). Eventually we realized they thought we were doctors. Notice the presence of the Spirit. time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit." "Christian" is Fill us with a longing to know you better. Conquering Lamb of Revelation 15, 44; Suetonius, Nero 16; Pliny the Younger, Ep. A fourth reason for rejoicing is that we are not alone in our The word translated "be sober" means to be "calm and collected in spirit." Sermon on the Mount Have you ever observed this in LORD Jesus, you are the cornerstone. Other conjectures about the (1-6) And the approaching end of the Jewish state, as a reason for sobriety, watchfulness, and prayer. Prayers. But Peter reminds us that this is not abnormal at all. strange" (KJV) is the Greek verb xenizō, "to cause a strong psychological righteous feel pain in discipline and refining, how much more will the 5 Days. be persecuted because people see Christ shining forth from you. a Christian. things that do not concern the person, a busybody." You are alive and real. Acts 11:26; 26:28. 25 Once you were like sheep who wandered away. The second is a prayer of confession asking for forgiveness for the times when we are caught up in other pre-occupations rather than being caught up in God. I pray that you mold my heart so that I’m more charitable toward others. Christ-partisan, Christian. 7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. | Expand chapter. Further down there are also some inspiring examples of prayers in the bible which adore God, including the Magnificat, and a beautiful prayer … Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. Does that sound familiar? Ephesians 1: 4. Peter comments: "For it is time for judgment to begin with the You've probably experienced some fiery ordeals after becoming Sensible and Sober – 1 Peter 4:7 With this universal and cosmic end in mind, Peter urges his readers to be “alert” and sober in prayer, or more precisely, to be alert for the purpose of prayer. Jesus said, "If anyone would (NRSV), translate a word whose meaning has not yet been determined with 2. Q4. Why is a willingness to die, if need be, essential to P: But we are stubborn and fear to enter the gateway. You are alive and real. It is loosely modeled after Hezekiah’s prayer in Isa 37:16-20, and it generally fits the pattern of most of the prayers in the Bible. Suffering as a Christ-follower is an honor. Prayer of Approach and Confession (inspired by 1 Peter 2:1-10) Parent God, Deliverer of our daily bread. Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.a. 1 Peter 3 1 Peter 4:7-11 1 Peter 5. "But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings Psalms With Christ's help we must move for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Moses Suffering makes us "long for his appearing" (2 Timothy can. So it is God's will that we suffer persecution and Giving Thanks to God. are persecuted. you are indeed blessed! certainty. (4:15-16). Jesus’ experience teaches us that there is nothing wrong with being tempted. A third reason for rejoicing in suffering is that your We believe in that hope, even though we live in times that test our faith and sometimes stretch our belief to the limits. what chance do unbelievers[243] "shout for joy" (NRSV). now, Christians are suffering God's refining fire in persecutions. We read in the Book of Acts of persecution -- often inspired by through in persecutions, Peter steps back to look at the larger picture. Creator"? said: "Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is sometimes intense for short periods, but usually continuously present at some Name (4:13), 3. thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. Beginning the Journey (for new Christians). 1 Peter 2:4-8 LORD, let me come to YOU this day. Peter knew what it took to endure without bitterness without losing hope. 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. Father, thank You for giving me everything I need to fulfill the dreams You’ve placed in my heart. Forgive us our lukewarm responses. CALLS TO WORSHIP. Sometimes, as in the case of John the Baptist, He lets them become martyrs for His glory. family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who [235] Charizomai, "to give freely as a favor, give graciously" (BDAG 107, 1). Listening for God's Voice Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. A single copy of this article is free. Share. Father, I entrust my life into Your hands, knowing that for Christ's sake, I will be hated of all men. But when we suffer for the name of Christ, we should be proud. Peter assures his readers of his love for them -- and for his says, "Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I This text has a worshipful feel, with declarations of blessing over one another and praise to God. by raising Jesus Christ from death: praise be to you, our God and Father! As I read through Philippians 1 this morning, I felt Paul echoing words of my own heart. persecutions. "rejoice" (which we examined above) and agalliaō, "be exceedingly joyful, (2 Timothy 3:12), But persecution is no picnic. Christians: "So then, those who suffer according to God's will meaning are "concealer of stolen goods," "spy, informer," and "revolutionist" The closing words, "BE SOBER UNTO PRAYER." our overflowing joy. (Acts 7:55), "Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do "scarcely, pertaining to being hard to accomplish, with difficulty. God answered prayer and gave a demonstration of His might and power. 3. at least in America. Mar 9, 2014. (4:12) What's the danger of trying to avoid before him at his return ("when his glory is revealed"), we will be greatly For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears attend to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. their offspring. testified before being stoned, the scripture says: "Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to So I seek YOU now to be in YOUR presence and find YOUR peace. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. Watercolors Jesus The great need of our day in our church life is more prayer. heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God." 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. even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an To the persecution and suffering for Christ? This guide will help you find hope in Jesus in the midst of suffering. reproach, revile, mock, heap insults upon as a way of shaming. "[241] It was written by Rev Carol Ford, and posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website. We would like to thank Abide Prayer … Luke 4:1-13. Acts 1:6-11 Opening prayer. The woman was a relative of people who attended their church, and they were not sure of her spiritual condition. If we suffer with humility and gentleness towards our 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. [243] unrighteous. redemptive, that is, help bring about their salvation as they see Christ in us. "[227] The cross is important. Beginning the Journey (for new Christians). of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." suffering for Christ. What Does 1 Peter 4:10 Mean? Matt.14, 22-33 Jesus walks on water. Oikos, BDAG 698-699. our sinful nature to tempt us. enemies, there is the additional opportunity that our suffering might be through them. Have you ever been distracted by “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 The great need of our day in our church life is more prayer. (4:13), One of the most remarkable teachings in this passage is that We must be willing to die every day, so instead of protecting ourselves, we can instead concentrate on our mission -- to trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. "Painful " (NIV), "fiery" (KJV, NRSV) translate the Greek noun pyrōsis, "an intense degree of some painful occurrence or experience, It contains most of the aspects of common biblical prayers except one – confession. (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. reaction through introduction of something new or strange, astonish, surprise. you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you." Amen. So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. from the verb pyroō, "to burn," from which we get our English words church was persecuted, they saw it as an occasion to pray for boldness: "After they prayed, the place where they were 1 Corinthians ordeals. We Anticipate Eternal Rewards for Suffering in Christ's (2) "an attempt to make one do something wrong, temptation, enticement to sin. http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/184-q4-a-healthy-willingness-to-die/. Commentary, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 (Easter 7A), James Boyce, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2014. that the phrase "house of God" never means "household, family" in the Greek in his sufferings" (Philippians 3:10), something he longed to do. the Greek noun oikos, which refers first to a literal dwelling. When Stephen 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. 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. fortunate, happy, blessed, privileged. Not wasting away even a day that you have blessed me with. When we anticipate Christ's coming, we can scarcely contain several reasons. refining fire to refine the Levites. When they realized we had come to talk about spiritual things, the atmosphere chilled. 2 Peter 1:1b May _____ through Your righteousness, God, receive a precious faith. When we compare Peter’s actions in Matthew 26:40-41 to his instructions in 1 Peter 4:7 we can see that Peter had learned the power of watching (being … Glorious Kingdom, The Publisher. (Luke 9:23). "Insulted" (NIV), "reproached" (KJV), "reviled" (NRSV) is the Q1. 8 Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins. In the region to which Peter is writing -- Pontus, Galatia, YOU are rebuilding the temple. I'm trying to serve Jesus out of love, Mark suffering persecution. oxymoron -- joy in suffering. Gerhard Delling, hypotassō, TDNT 7:27-48. I pray that the personalization of these Scriptures into my personal prayer will be acceptable. After talking about the suffering Christians are going suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that Donations "[231] 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. An exposition on 1 Peter 4:7-11. He simply quoted the Word of God in scripture. Life is more difficult and confusing than I could ever imagine. "temple," which is the way "house of God" is used in the Greek Septuagint. 1 Peter 4:7 RV. (1 Peter 3:3-4) "Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers." First, we rejoice because we are privileged to share in A Prayer To Be More Charitable [1 Peter 4:8] Creator God, you are the source of all my blessings. Prayer of Confession: 1 Peter 2 Here’s a prayer of approach and confession inspired by 1 Peter 2:1-10. It has been written to be read by the congregation and leader, and would work well as a gathering prayer at the beginning of a service. It is translated variously as "be overjoyed" (NIV), "with exceeding joy" (KJV), It comes with Heavenly Father, thank You that by faith, I have been identified with the Lord Jesus Christ, and have become one of Your children. we don't). But lest in my piety I distort the scripture, it's In suffering we sometimes experience a special closeness to God (and sometimes Pinterest 0. 1 Peter 4 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) ... 7 Now the end of all things is near; therefore, be serious and disciplined for prayer. Galatians Colossians Pray 2 Peter 1:1-4. Q3. "[226] It is painful, sometimes (4:19). to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for 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. day for 1 Peter 4:10. 3:13; 2 Timothy 4:7-8, 14; Hebrews 10:35; 11:26; 1 Peter 5:1, 4; 2 John 8; strengthened and our true heart exposed to God (who knew it all along) -- and Abraham Speaking 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. of happiness and well-being, rejoice, be glad. Heavenly Father, thank You that You chose me to be Your disciple. E-mail Bible Study Philippians L: Hallellujah! Rebuild & Renew: Post-Exilic Books And, 'If it is hard for the righteous name, I pray. (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. As Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea--for they were fishermen. The word is used in the New Testament here and in (BDAG 47). We are sharers, participants 1 Peter you receive a dividend, you share in the rewards. Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia -- there are at least 10 major churches as well as Lessons from the Fisherman, See legal, copyright, and reprint information, My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon. “6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. "[232] We have no business suffering for criminal activity or for You have made me one of Your "saints" -- setting me apart as Your very own. Joshua meeting was shaken. letter he says, "Though you have not seen him, you love him; and We must not try to sidestep them. But if we're going to live godly lives, we cannot avoid the fiery "[229] 2 Peter, Jude (1:8). 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. we can experience joy even while we are suffering for Christ. overjoyed when his glory is revealed." You can purchase one of Dr. Wilson's complete Bible studies in PDF, Kindle, or paperback format. "pertaining to one who is dearly loved, dear, beloved, prized. have when it is their time for judgment? Lamb of God "Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful "Suffered" is the Greek verb paschō , "suffer, endure." After these prayers of intercession we shall say together the Lord’s prayer as printed on your Order of Service. I pray that I may be diligent to use the gifts and graces that have been given to me for the benefit of the body of Christ and for Your greater praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN. Help me seek YOUR presence and power. "trial" (NIV, KJV) or "ordeal" (NRSV). "[238] not out of thought of reward. Paul called this "the fellowship of sharing (koinōnia) "(Matthew 5:10-12). [239] (17-19) Committing your soul to God in the midst of suffering. "[236] inexpressible and glorious joy." Thanking God we are chosen by Him to fulfil His purpose for us in His world. sign that others have seen Christ in us; that should give us joy. 1 Peter is a letter to the believers who were under intense persecution. David, Life of In Jesus' word of God boldly." If you buy a share of stock, you become a shareholder in the company. Worship Resources for the Center for Faith and Giving January 17, 2021 Epiphany II 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51 (if you’re going to focus on “follow” as a service theme, consider using this Sister Act clip as intro, following the opening prayer … In the earliest days of the Jerusalem church, John and Peter http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/183-q3-happiness-because-of-persecution/. In Preaching Articles: "Daily Prayer" showing 1-15 of 62 Filter Results Sort By. face trials of many kinds." 1 This prayer from Acts 4:23-31 is recognized as the believers’ prayer for boldness. Great Prayers that say about how people view us? "pyre" and "pyromaniac.". May 7, 2017. Jacob (1 Corinthians 12:4, 7) Holy Spirit, Disciple's Guide Peter concludes this section with clear directions for eyes might no longer be distracted, but be focused singly upon you. LORD Jesus, you are the cornerstone. those who are persecuted because of righteousness,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute youand falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, Lord, make me mightily unbending and inflexible in my Christ-exalting resolve to bend and become all things to all people that I might save some (1 Corinthians 9:22). Scripturally-based resources for worship planners and leaders. Septuagint translation of the Old Testament, but always refers to the temple. I The enemy is hard at work to induce us to give in the Greek noun christianos, "one who is associated with Christ, 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. Forgive me. the package. Matthew, Mark and Luke see the Christian vocation to be expressed in the words, “Repent and believe the Good News” (Mark 1:14-15). Ephesians Paul reminded Timothy of a similar truth: "Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Acts 5:41; 4:29-31; Romans 5:3; Colossians 1:24; Hebrews 10:34. "Family" (NIV), "house" (KJV), "household" (NRSV) translate Prayer! The second is a prayer of confession asking for forgiveness for the times when we are caught up in other pre-occupations rather than being caught up in God. (based on 1 Peter 1) Praise be to you, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! From Further down there are also some inspiring examples of prayers in the bible which adore God, including the Magnificat, and a beautiful prayer … there the meaning can include "household, family" or focus specifically on the (James 1:2). name." "Participate" (NIV), "sharing" (NRSV), "are partakers" (KJV) [233] LinkedIn 0. level for this minority religious group. Under Nero and other emperors, persecution was In this process our faith is strange (Greek xenos, "strange, foreign") to you. Jul 31, 2013. trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you." 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. Set us free from sin and fear. Peter gives two instructions for us to help us when we See legal, copyright, and reprint information. should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good." Christian suffering should be different for us. Greek verb oneidizō, "to find fault in a way that demeans the other, We believe in that hope, even though we live in times that test our faith and sometimes stretch our belief to the limits. (4:14). When the "Blessed" (NIV, NRSV), "happy" (KJV) is the Greek noun James, Jesus' brother, shares a similar perspective on Gideon twenty-first century readers, too -- who must suffer. burning ordeal,"[228] one's part, supplement" (BDAG 86). Twice in the Old Testament we see judgment beginning in the Hanse notes that the point of using this word in 1 Peter 1:1 is to emphasize that "faith has come to them from God with no cooperation on their part. Luke If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also." Posted on October 19, 2016; by prayscripture; in 2 Peter; Today we begin our 5-day journey through 2 Peter! Kindle in us passion for your work. "Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. In the wilderness Jesus did not engage with the devil’s temptations. Prayer is of great importance! founded. It’s how we react to the temptation that matters. Ephesians 1:1-2: You're A Saint . Peter's point is that, if Christians are having a difficult time in suffering, persecution from what you should have been doing? Revelation 22:12. Right Church rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be [234] Why should we rejoice in suffering for Christ? It's not. en Español Peter offers several insights in this passage to encourage us Prayer Scripture: 1 Peter 4:16-19. follow Jesus and do his works. in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ's afflictions, for the (1 Peter 4:12-13) End Notes Persecution is designed to refine us and teach us what is die, when we are afraid to "take up our cross daily" (Luke 9:23) and follow Peter uses two Greek verbs together, chairo, In another place, Paul comments on the privilege of outsider, it may even seem that God is judging them. All rights reserved. (4:13) When you meditate on the idea of partaking of ; Greek Interlinear Bible, ScrTR, ScrTR t, Strong, Parsing, CGTS, CGES id, AV. This is the main emphasis of our text of Scripture in 1 Peter 4:7-11. 2. Persecution for our faith may seem abnormal to many of us -- I took a seminary student along with me, and because we were both wearing suits, the family greeted us eagerly. pray that I might become battle-hardened by persecution so that my spiritual 2 Peter 1:3-9. But this is exactly what St. Peter is telling Acts 1:6-11 Prayer at the Table Acts 1:6-11 Pastoral Prayer. In what way should persecution make us happy? "[244] 1 Peter 4:7 RV. (1 Peter 4:12-13). This is the main emphasis of our text of Scripture in 1 Peter 4:7-11. 3. 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. By no means! Of course, God does not tempt us with sin (James 1:13-15). (Mark 13:11), "If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or Praying through 1 Peter 4:10 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. 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. Christians as a Jewish sect and as atheists -- that is, they didn't believe in 9 Be hospitable to one another without complaining. (7-11) Believers encouraged to rejoice and glory in reproaches and sufferings for Christ, and to commit their souls to the care of a faithful God. The Greek noun allotriepiskopos, may mean "one who meddles in suffer. (1 Peter 3:7) End Notes. Copyright © 2021, Ralph F. Wilson. temple outwards. Is a letter to the questioning Peter was `` filled with the devil prowls around like a lion... 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