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1 Peter 5.8, 9 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
1 Peter 5.6, 7 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Shepherd the Flock

September 29, 2015
1 Peter 5.2-4 2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3 nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; 4 and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive…
1 Peter 5.1 1 The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed:…
1 Peter 4.16-19 16 Yet if anyone suffersas a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter. 17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it beginswith us, what will bethe end for those who…

Fiery Trials

September 26, 2015
1 Peter 4.12-15 12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 1 13 but rejoice to the extent you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when his glory is revealed you also may be glad…

Gifted to Serve

September 25, 2015
1 Peter 4.10, 11 10 As each 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 serves, let him do it as with the ability which God…

Comin’ Right Up

September 24, 2015
1 Peter 4.7-9 7 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 Behospitable to one another without grumbling.
1 Peter 4.6 6 For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that the might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

Time’s Up!

September 22, 2015
1 Peter 4.3-5 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. 4In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with themin the…
1 Peter 4.1, 2 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, 2that he no longer should live the rest of histime in the flesh for the lusts of…

Eyes on Jesus

September 20, 2015
1 Peter 3.18-22 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit 19 by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, 20…

Lived Hope

September 19, 2015
1 Peter 3.15-17 15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always beready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; 16having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile…

Zealous for Good?

September 18, 2015
1 Peter 3.10-14 10For “He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. 11Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. 12For the eyes of the LORDare on the…

Called to This

September 17, 2015
1 Peter 3.8, 9 8 Finally, all of youbeof one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, betenderhearted, be courteous, 9not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.

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