1 Peter 4: Since Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind

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1 Peter 4
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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,
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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.
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For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles; when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.
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In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you.
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They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
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For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
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But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.
8
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins."
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Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.
10
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
11
If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. 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. Amen.
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Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
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but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
14
If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
15
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters.
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Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.
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For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
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Now "If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?"
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Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

1 Peter 4:1-6

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

1 Peter 4:1-6
1
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,
2
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.
3
For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles; when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.
4
In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you.
5
They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
6
For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

  1. What has Christ done in the flesh?
    • 1 Peter 4:1
      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,
  2. How are we to arm our minds?
    • 1 Peter 4:1
      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,
  3. What must we do to cease from sin?
    • 1 Peter 4:1
      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,
  4. How should we live the rest of our lives?
    • 1 Peter 4:2
      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.
  5. What have we spent enough time in the past doing?
    • 1 Peter 4:3
      For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles; when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.
  6. How did we once behave?
    • 1 Peter 4:3
      For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles; when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.
  7. What do they think is strange about us now?
    • 1 Peter 4:4
      In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you.
  8. Who will they give an account to?
    • 1 Peter 4:5
      They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
  9. Why was the gospel also preached to those who are dead?
    • 1 Peter 4:6
      For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

1 Peter 4:7-11

And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins"

1 Peter 4:7-11
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But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.
8
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins."
9
Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.
10
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
11
If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. 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. Amen.

  1. Because the end of all things is at hand, how are we to be?
    • 1 Peter 4:7
      But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.
  2. How are we to love one another?
    • 1 Peter 4:8
      And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins."
  3. What does love cover?
    • 1 Peter 4:8
      And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins."
  4. How are we to be hospitable to one another?
    • 1 Peter 4:9
      Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.
  5. What has each one of received?
    • 1 Peter 4:10
      As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
  6. Who are we to use it to?
    • 1 Peter 4:10
      As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
  7. How are we to use our gift?
    • 1 Peter 4:10
      As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
  8. If anyone speaks, how are they to do it?
    • 1 Peter 4:11
      If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. 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. Amen.
  9. If anyone serves (ministers), how are they to do it?
    • 1 Peter 4:11
      If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. 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. Amen.
  10. Why are we to do this?
    • 1 Peter 4:11
      If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. 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. Amen.

1 Peter 4:12-16

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings

1 Peter 4:12-16
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Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
13
but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
14
If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
15
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters.
16
Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.

  1. What should we not think to be strange?
    • 1 Peter 4:12
      Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
  2. To what extent are we to rejoice?
    • 1 Peter 4:13
      but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
  3. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, why are you blessed?
    • 1 Peter 4:14
      If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
  4. What is this on your part?
    • 1 Peter 4:14
      If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
  5. For what things are we not to suffer?
    • 1 Peter 4:15
      But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters.
  6. If you suffer as a Christian, what are you not to be?
    • 1 Peter 4:16
      Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.

1 Peter 4:17-19

Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator

  1. What time has come?
    • 1 Peter 4:17
      For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
  2. What will it be for those who do not obey the gospel?
    • 1 Peter 4:17
      For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
  3. Who is scarcely save?
    • 1 Peter 4:18
      Now "If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?"
  4. Who are those who suffer according to the will of God, to commit their souls to ?
    • 1 Peter 4:19
      Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.