It does require faith and practice, but it is what God calls us to. 48 Days. Day 5 – 1 Peter 3:15-16 – How should I tell others about my hope? John Piper Sep 19, 1993 105 Shares Sermon. Day 6 – Romans 15:13 – What must I do to “overflow” in hope? devotional thoughts on Bible passages . Sep 26, 1993. Other folks are so busy wishing they had a different ability that they do not use the one bestowed by the Holy Spirit. This is the main emphasis of our text of Scripture in 1 Peter 4:7-11. Someone has said, "Hatred makes the worst of everything. In today's devotional, you will learn how to love your spouse deeply by taking some intentional actions. Loving others includes using the gifts provided by God’s Spirit. Daily Devotion and Bible Verse – 1 Peter 5:7 Posted on September 15, 2017. Love is entitled to bury things out of sight."*. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982. In addition, we have spiritual gifts “for the common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7). We can come boldly to the “throne of grace … and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). To faithfully serve and to faithfully suffer is not only beneficial to us, but it brings glory to God. The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. 26:20). Neither His own countrymen, simply because they were Jews (consider His Words in Matt 8:5-13). Week 3 – Hope for Noah Day 1 – Genesis 6:9 - How is Noah described and how can I be more like him? hospitable to one another without grumbling." Maybe that's why hospitality so clearly marked Jesus Christ's Person and ministry. Romans 12:4-8 » 1 Peter 4:7-11. It requires faith and practice and often we have to change our perspective to line up with God's. Daily Devotions. Many consider that when Peter said, "it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God", he was referring to God’s judgement falling on the physical House of God in Jerusalem, in AD 70.Indeed, Ezekiel 9:6 describes such a judgement spreading out from there. To remain self-controlled (so we can pray) takes practice. Confirm Your Calling and Election. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. John Piper Oct 16, 1994 57 Shares Sermon. The woman was a relative of people who attended their church, and they were not sure of her spiritual condition. To ten lepers who needed healing, and yet, "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.". Devotional - 1 Peter 1:13-15 Devotional - Hosea 6:6; Nicaragua Spring 2009 - Going Full Throttle ; Posted in Devotionals by JD Russell on 3/28/2009 Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Subscribe for Updates Amen. 1 Peter 1:4-7 New International Version (NIV) 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. We’re on a mission to change that. Each of us has talents and abilities we can use to bring glory and honor to God. May 27, 2007. For as the Apostle Paul once noted, without love everything else fails (1 Cor 13). Devotional Thought : 1 Peter 4:7. Being hospitable, that is receiving each other, indeed all believers, with warmth and kindness, is probably one of the most important and liberating things that we can do for each other, and all people as Jesus Christ's envoys. To His receiving and or publicly removing social shame and stigma from those once enslaved by it (Luke 8:41-48; Luke 17:1-19). 2 Peter Greeting. God is powerful enough to deal with any situation we find ourselves facing, plus he’s a loving God who has our best interests at heart. To remain clear minded (so we can pray) takes faith. 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. from Pastor Kerry Nelson « Luke 19:20-26. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you may pray. See more recent sermons from Grace Life at: http://gracelifesocal.org/sermons/ The end of all things is near. ... Scripture: 1 Peter 1:1–2, 1 Peter 4:7–10. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. Browse daily devotions with Scripture passages from1 Peter, from the Today Daily Devotional library. – 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT) Have you ever gotten a birthday gift that came with instructions? 1 Peter - Following Jesus. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7… Eventually we realized they thought we were doctors. Instead Jesus received both native Israelite and foreigners alike, irrespective of their social standing. Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 1 Peter 4:10 Posted on July 30, 2019. We can have no doubt, that one of the things that made Christ willing to suffer was a proper view of eternity. 1 Peter 4:10-11. Use them well to serve one another. 7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. I have found this to be true in my experience, if I’m worried and upset I don’t pray. We left, indicating we … Amen. Browse daily devotions with Scripture passages from1 Peter, from the Today Daily Devotional library. ", The New King James Version. Browse devotions about Community, from the Today Daily Devotional library. Let’s say … You can do it without even trying. From Nicodemus (a teacher of the law) who late one night sought Jesus with pressing questions (See John 3 and the beautiful discourse and critically important message born out of their encounter). 1 Peter 4:7. My energy is spent on thinking about the “what ifs,” the “maybes,” and the “might be’s.” Rather than focussing on God and his ability to bring good out of any circumstance, my mind is considering all the negative outcomes. It means trusting in God regardless of the circumstances. So these men and women meander through life refusing opportunities to serve. Inevitably there is going to be issues that we will need to face and resolve as maturing Christians, both individually, as well as corporately. A new job, a new car, a vacation, even a good test score can all bring us happiness. 1 Peter 4:7. Wow! God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. ", 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. Helpful thoughts: Jesus Christ is coming again, and we don’t know how soon that might be. The end of all things —Absolutely, in the final consummation. Day 7 – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – How do hope and love work together? Sometimes we might even feel burdened with ‘all kinds of trials’ just like Peter’s first readers. Of course there is (consider Matt 18:15-17; 1 Tim 5:20 etc.). We don’t get the promotion because we refuse to … Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Devotional: 1 Peter 4:7-11. Daily devotional with John Piper. But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. When we are clear minded and self-controlled we can pray. View all posts by Susan Barnes. Our work is great; our time is short; the consequences of our labours are infinite. Therefore only by exemplifying the same grace and love towards each other that God has shown, and continues to show us In Christ, will we strengthen the bonds of Christian love and kindness between us and the church body as a whole. 7. The Believers Bible Commentary says here: ", Such a love will not publicize the faults and failings of other believers, but will protect them from public view. All which causes needless injury and harm to person and reputation and ultimately sows discord amongst brethren (Pr. Are there times when public disclosure is necessary? For only then will love cover (as in forgive, remit or conceal) a multitude of sins. as the oracles of God. When the Israelites faced the Red Sea with the Egyptians bearing down on them, they were “terrified” (Exodus 14:10) but Moses told them, “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still” (verse 14). 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. His sermon must have made a big impression on you if you remember it 15 years later. With a little re-ordering John Newton captures most of the teaching of this section as Peter draws his second part of his letter to a close. As a thank you gift for subscribing to my newsletter, you will receive my, 10 Things My Children Taught Me About God ebook. Divine Election: The Role of the Father and the Spirit. Writer of inspirational articles, book reviews, and Therefore only as we abide in Jesus Christ's love will we exemplify His love for us and all through our own lives. 1 Peter 4:7-11. Marriage, Singleness, and the Christian Virtue of Hospitality. I might not have explained it quite like you have, but I think it's the same thing I have realized. Writer of inspirational articles, book reviews, and devotional thoughts on Bible passages. Everyone is in pursuit of it. ~ pursuing a life worth writing about But the end of all things is at hand", sets that stage for all that follows, and, Now the notion of fervent love here is not merely an "intensity of love", but more readily is an ongoing disposition of love towards one another. Posted on September 12, 2012 January 18, 2020 - 15:36. Which as the Scripture says is only an abomination to the Lord (Prov 6:19). Yes, prayer is challenging. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Today’s Bible Verse on Worry Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 190.Daily Devotion with George Benson // 1 Peter 4:7-5:14 Over these next few weeks, we will be sharing thoughts based on a Bible reading plan that we hope will … We have the ability to dismiss it and replace it with something positive. Browse devotions about Community, from the Today Daily Devotional library. The New Living Translation puts it this way, “Just stay calm.” We stay calm by reminding ourselves of two great truths, God’s mighty power and his great love for us. Only as we remind ourselves of such things as our election (1 Peter 1:2–5), the power of the Gospel (vv. 1 Peter 4:7 (NASB) When they realized we had come to talk about spiritual things, the atmosphere chilled. If we’re not clear minded and self-controlled we won’t pray. It means controlling our thoughts by refusing to entertain negative ideas. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the … For love is absolutely critical in maintaining a healthy fellowship and strong unity in Jesus Christ's Church, as the Apostle John emphasized both love and righteousness in first epistle. But this is far different than one who does not first seek reconciliation; or spreads gossips about others (Lev 19:16), or uses the faults or failings of others to undermine them (Psalm 101:5). Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers. Sōphroneō, which is translated as “alert” in the NIV, has several shades of meaning. The coming end of all things, enforcing this law of holiness, 1 Peter 4:7-11. 1 Peter 5:12–14. Jesus was a Man whose goodness of heart and hospitality towards all was never partial to anyone. In today's devotional, you will learn how to allow God to carry your burdens so you can enjoy peace even in challenging times. A few years ago, our friends from the Northwest called to ask that I visit a woman in a Dallas hospital who was dying of cancer. Happiness. Who in faith, or in need, or in a Spiritual search for truth, sought Him. Our study of 1 Peter has reminded us to base our lives on true doctrine so that we might stand firm for Jesus. 1 Simeon 1 Peter, a servant 2 and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a a faith of equal standing with ours b by the righteousness of our c God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 d May grace and peace be multiplied to you e in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. On understanding kingdom ministry – part 1. 1 Peter: A 20-Day Devotional Sometimes doing the right thing means dealing with opposition and suffering. Susan, since my son's 7th birthday (July 6,1997) when our pastor preached on this passage I have been mulling it over in my mind. See 1 Peter 4:7-19. Scripture: 1 Peter 1:1… Read. God does not recognize the line we create in our lives to separate the spiritual from the secular. We’re on a mission to change that. In his first part he dealt with how the true grace of God transformed the Christian and their understanding of the church (1:1-2:10). Peter urges his friends to continue to live for Jesus, despite their present difficulties, … – 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT) Its so easy to get stressed out. The end of all things is near. We may not be able to stop the negative ideas dropping into our mind, but it’s our choice as to what we do with the thought. Neither is more important than the other because both are demonstrations of God’s grace to the church. But what happens when you lose your job, your car doesn’t start, or you get a bad grade? "Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; or the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. We can't see things from God's perspective and be ready to pray if we are not clear minded and self-controlled. Spiritual gifts fall into two basic categories: speaking and serving. 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. Therefore if we as believers make it our goal to love one another as Jesus Christ has loved us, then truly love will cover all sins amongst us (Prov 10:12). I took a seminary student along with me, and because we were both wearing suits, the family greeted us eagerly. 10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ... Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7–11. In addition, Peter says in 1 Peter 4:7-11 that having a proper eschatology, a view of the end times, would also help these believers with being prepared to suffer. Peter had in mind the imminent return of the Lord for His church. Today’s passage: 1 Peter 4:7-11. 1 Peter 1:8-12. Focus verse: 1 Peter 4:8. It means the love of God in us and the denial of self in the interest of others. Daily devotional with John Piper. hospitable to one another without grumbling. By Silvanus Devotional. To faithfully serve the Lord and to faithfully suffer for His sake. If we’re not clear minded and self-controlled we won’t pray. The Christian life is wonderful, but it is rarely easy. However, if members are not using their gifts, then the church suffers. 1 Peter 4 devotionals, Devotionals 18 May 2015 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. If anyone ministers. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you may pray. Having control of your thoughts and thinking rightly are critical for prayer. Even though the Bible clearly states that every believer receives a spiritual gift, some people nevertheless think they were overlooked. Israel's "elite"; (as would be the nature of most men, court the favor of the rich and powerful to forward ones own ministry interests). We can focus on God, pray for wisdom, guidance, and strength. Focus verse: 1 Peter 5:7. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for. From 1 Peter: A 20-Day Devotional. 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