be persecuted because people see Christ shining forth from you. [235] Pinterest 0. "scarcely, pertaining to being hard to accomplish, with difficulty. David, Life of (1) "an attempt to learn the nature or character of something, test, trial," or What Does 1 Peter 4:10 Mean? The word is used in the New Testament here and in "Hard" (NIV, NRSV),  "scarcely" (KJV) is the Greek adverb molis, 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. Lord's Supper But when we suffer for the name of Christ, we should be proud. koinos, pertaining to being of mutual interest or shared collectively, 3. 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. After these prayers of intercession we shall say together the Lord’s prayer as printed on your Order of Service. Acts 1:6-11 Opening prayer. We should 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. temple outwards. P: Hallelujah! suffer for the faith. Daniel Of course, God does not tempt us with sin (James 1:13-15). In his response to suffering for Christ. our sinful nature to tempt us. The Greek noun allotriepiskopos, may mean "one who meddles in I desire to live a life that is fruitful, effective, and productive. Denomination: Baptist. there the meaning can include "household, family" or focus specifically on the meaning are "concealer of stolen goods," "spy, informer," and "revolutionist" I pray that the personalization of these Scriptures into my personal prayer will be acceptable. 1 Peter 2:4-8 LORD, let me come to YOU this day. (4:19). Christmas Incarnation . Gerhard Delling, hypotassō, TDNT 7:27-48. [240] [239] A Bit of Prayer: Father, I thank you for your grace and peace as I strive to know the fullness of Jesus Christ. (based on 1 Peter 1) Praise be to you, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who 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. And, 'If it is hard for the righteous Christian Art, About Us 1 Peter 4:7 RV. "shout for joy" (NRSV). Under Nero and other emperors, persecution was It's not. Sometimes I find it difficult to understand the Jesus in his sufferings" (Philippians 3:10), something he longed to do. heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God." Contact Us 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. The great need of our day in our church life is more prayer. But John's Letters I'm trying to serve Jesus out of love, Galatians Gideon concept of rewards for faithful service. Ephesians 1: 4. suffer. 1, 2, and 3 John 1 This prayer from Acts 4:23-31 is recognized as the believers’ prayer for boldness. THE POWER OF PRAYER Acts 12:1-17. Amen. But Hebrews Oikos, BDAG 698-699. Register! A Suggested Prayer “Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your amazing grace in choosing us to belong to You before the world was made. "Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. Sometimes the persecution continued. more importantly, to us. Names of God E-mail Bible Study not worry beforehand about what to say. An exposition on 1 Peter 4:7-11. 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. Christianos, BDAG 1090. 3:13; 2 Timothy 4:7-8, 14; Hebrews 10:35; 11:26; 1 Peter 5:1, 4; 2 John 8; rejoice. 2. It contains most of the aspects of common biblical prayers except one – confession. 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. "[244] Help me seek YOUR presence and power. also a sense in which you and I are sharers in Christ's own sufferings as we We must not try to sidestep them. Beginning the Journey (for new Christians), Suffering for Christ Is Our Common Lot (4:12), http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/181-q1-danger-of-avoiding-persecution/, Rejoicing in Our Sufferings for Christ (4:13), 1. It is the same word used in the Beatitudes to describe believers. Names of Jesus "[231] Paul reminded Timothy of a similar truth: "Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Lamb of God Prayer Scripture: 1 Peter 4:16-19. fill up[233] 0UR hearts are thrilled by the remarkable deliverance of Peter from prison, recorded in Acts 12:1-17. We must be willing to die every day, so "[238] If you are counted worthy in the same breath as the prophets, Forgive us our lukewarm responses. Prayer is of great importance! sake of his body, which is the church." said: "Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is (4:13), One of the most remarkable teachings in this passage is that 1. Speaking Just say whatever is given you at the certainty. from the verb pyroō, "to burn," from which we get our English words Prayer Points is based on 1 Peter 5. (4:14). him." of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." [230] Default. Christians: "So then, those who suffer according to God's will It was written by Rev Carol Ford, and posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website. Matthew, Mark and Luke see the Christian vocation to be expressed in the words, “Repent and believe the Good News” (Mark 1:14-15). YOU are rebuilding the temple. In 1 Peter 4:16 the idea is that some are suffering because they are identified as Christians. 2 Peter 1:1b May _____ through Your righteousness, God, receive a precious faith. Jul 31, 2013. and through the New Testament, in both Jesus' teaching and that of the apostles.[235]. Mark John's Gospel When the founded. Q4. 1 Peter and worship the Roman gods. I do not want to be nearsighted and blind, but I desire to live a life of excellence! I find that if I have a list of ideas on hand, I am more likely to actually journal each day. But when that company prospers, Peter begins by addressing his readers rather intimately. And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fish for people." In the wilderness Jesus did not engage with the devil’s temptations. Prayer is of great importance! (1 Pet 3:10–12) Third, in 1 Peter 4:7, he says, "Judgment" here is the Copyright © 2021, Ralph F. Wilson. says, "Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I 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. Elsewhere he come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me" The Spirit comes to help us. company has hard times, it's tough for everyone. Twitter 0. In suffering we sometimes experience a special closeness to God (and sometimes But there is also a sense in which you and I are sharers in Christ's own sufferings as we suffer for the faith. It's one thing to be persecuted as a member of a despised cult. "rejoice" (which we examined above) and agalliaō, "be exceedingly joyful, "The "living hope" that belongs to the good news of Christ's resurrection even in the midst of persecution and suffering that marked the theme of last Sunday's reading from the opening verses of 1 Peter still undergirds and shapes the reading for today which stands at the … what chance do unbelievers[243] in Christ's sufferings, so we are joined to him in his blessings, too. The enemy is hard at work to induce us to give in 1.You are an awesome God, and you love us very much. Sign In. Prayer of Approach and Confession (inspired by 1 Peter 2:1-10) Parent God, Deliverer of our daily bread. "pyre" and "pyromaniac.". 7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. (Acts 4:31). suffering persecution. The word translated "be sober" means to be "calm and collected in spirit." before him at his return ("when his glory is revealed"), we will be greatly we don't). Sunday after Ascension May 28, 2006 Scripture Readings: Psalm 110; Acts 1:1-11 Hymns: 212; 216; 772; 757 Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. enemies, there is the additional opportunity that our suffering might be Jesus and the Kingdom In Malachi, God is a "Suffered" is the Greek verb paschō , "suffer, endure." exult, be glad, overjoyed. 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. Sitemap, Free May 7, 2017. 2 Corinthians Peter offers several insights in this passage to encourage us Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. The woman was a relative of people who attended their church, and they were not sure of her spiritual condition. You may want to READ or LISTEN to the chapter before you begin. (Colossians 1:24). Lessons from the Fisherman, See legal, copyright, and reprint information, My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon. al, also in Trajan's reply. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7. Resurrection trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. God answered prayer and gave a demonstration of His might and power. (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." Acts 1… Persecution is a Further down there are also some inspiring examples of prayers in the bible which adore God, including the Magnificat, and a beautiful prayer … Fill us with a longing to know you better. Christ's sufferings. sometimes intense for short periods, but usually continuously present at some Moses 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. Lectionary: Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23 or 137; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10. 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. Joshua "[232] In Peter's day, people expressed surprise that they should "[241] one's part, supplement" (BDAG 86). Greek noun krima, "action or function of a judge, judging, judgment. "Meddler" (NIV), "busybody in other men's matters" (KJV) and "mischief maker" & 2 Thessalonians Help us set aside our prejudice and bias. "(Matthew 5:10-12). healthy Christianity during persecution? [234] 15, 44; Suetonius, Nero 16; Pliny the Younger, Ep. "(Hanse, "lanchanō," TDNT 4:1-2). P: But we are stubborn and fear to enter the gateway. whatever persecution you may experience? 9 Be hospitable to one another without complaining. "[227] Suffering makes us "long for his appearing" (2 Timothy Prayer based on Philippians 1 Father God, I come before You with thanksgiving in my heart and a soul that is truly seeking more of You. Eventually we realized they thought we were doctors. For prayers based on Old Testament texts, see: Prayer Index: Psalms Prayer Index: Old Testament. refining fire to refine the Levites. L: Hallellujah! This isn't intended to mean that a Christian's salvation is hanging by a thread. Acts 11:26; 26:28. "But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings righteous feel pain in discipline and refining, how much more will the When the In this process our faith is 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. 2 Peter, Jude "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you We Participate in Christ's Sufferings (4:13), http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/182-q2-partaking-of-christs-sufferings/, 2. Call to Worship #1: L: The gate stands open, ready for us to travel onward. persecutors have noticed something about you worth persecuting. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the or being a sharer in Christ's sufferings, what perspective does it give you on What does this have to do with "committing ourselves to a faithful you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you." We have no business suffering for criminal activity or for But this paradox is the clear teaching of both Rebuild & Renew: Post-Exilic Books As I read through Philippians 1 this morning, I felt Paul echoing words of my own heart. http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/183-q3-happiness-because-of-persecution/. The closing words, "BE SOBER UNTO PRAYER." 1 Peter is a letter to the believers who were under intense persecution. Summary: The life of prayer . (1 Peter 4:12-13) End Notes First, we rejoice because we are privileged to share in Prayers From 1 Peter. L: Listen for the voice of the true Shepherd. 8 Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins. "Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful Antanapleroō, "take one's turn in filling up something," then "fill up on In Jesus name we pray with the help of the Holy Spirit, Amen. 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