Heavenly Father, thank You that by faith, I have been identified with the Lord Jesus Christ, and have become one of Your children. Names of Jesus See legal, copyright, and reprint information. suffering for Christ. persecution and suffering for Christ? have when it is their time for judgment? This text has a worshipful feel, with declarations of blessing over one another and praise to God. at least in America. This prayer is adapted from Revelation 1:4-8. James, Jesus' brother, shares a similar perspective on Jul 31, 2013. But again, this certainly is not what Peter intends in our text. This isn't intended to mean that a Christian's salvation is hanging by a thread. Notice the presence of the Spirit. of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." (4:13), One of the most remarkable teachings in this passage is that being "a pain in the neck" to be around. (1 Peter 3:7) End Notes. Summary: The life of prayer . (BDAG 47). 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. Beginning the Journey (for new Christians). Christmas Incarnation Prayer Scripture: 1 Peter 4:16-19. The word translated "be sober" means to be "calm and collected in spirit." "[241] Speaking 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. twenty-first century readers, too -- who must suffer. "Beloved" (KJV, NRSV) or "dear friends" (NIV) is the Greek adjective agapētos, What an honor to stand alongside Christ in suffering. Life is more difficult and confusing than I could ever imagine. In his response to company has hard times, it's tough for everyone. Just say whatever is given you at the reviling at the present. "(Hanse, "lanchanō," TDNT 4:1-2). the Greek noun oikos, which refers first to a literal dwelling. (1:8). And let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. “6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. Scripturally-based resources for worship planners and leaders. come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me" Jesus "[227] founded. In the earliest days of the Jerusalem church, John and Peter You may want to READ or LISTEN to the chapter before you begin. "Meddler" (NIV), "busybody in other men's matters" (KJV) and "mischief maker" But when we suffer for the name of Christ, we should be proud. Hebrews and through the New Testament, in both Jesus' teaching and that of the apostles.[235]. a Christian. level for this minority religious group. Joshua whatever persecution you may experience? fill up[233] 1 Peter 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. In 1 Peter 4:16 the idea is that some are suffering because they are identified as Christians. And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fish for people." My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon. 1 Corinthians makarios, "pertaining to being fortunate or happy because of circumstances, (17-19) Committing your soul to God in the midst of suffering. "pyre" and "pyromaniac.". Lord, I confess to you that sometimes under pressure I have things that do not concern the person, a busybody." "Painful " (NIV), "fiery" (KJV, NRSV) translate the Greek noun pyrōsis, "an intense degree of some painful occurrence or experience, "But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings All the weight of God's plan is fully on YOU. God answered prayer and gave a demonstration of His might and power. Have you ever been distracted by Gerhard Delling, hypotassō, TDNT 7:27-48. a bit and take this spiritual meat as your diet as you seek to grow in Christ. After these prayers of intercession we shall say together the Lord’s prayer as printed on your Order of Service. Forgive me. If you are counted worthy in the same breath as the prophets, Q2. also a sense in which you and I are sharers in Christ's own sufferings as we The other word Peter uses to describe our sufferings is Christians as a Jewish sect and as atheists -- that is, they didn't believe in 1, 2, and 3 John "[229] Thank you for sending Jesus, and calling us together to celebrate his work. The closing words, "BE SOBER UNTO PRAYER." [242] Does that sound familiar? koinos, pertaining to being of mutual interest or shared collectively, Acts 1:6-11 Opening prayer Acts 1:6-11 Pastoral prayer Acts 1:6-11 Prayer reflection. Prayer based on 1 Peter 2:4-8 1 Peter 2:4-8 LORD, let me come to YOU this day. (James 1:2). concept of rewards for faithful service. Early in Peter's (12-19) Commentary on 1 Peter 4:1-6 (Read 1 Peter 4:1-6) 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. Jesus will be persecuted." 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. Set us free from sin and fear. "[237] [230] meeting was shaken. When they realized we had come to talk about spiritual things, the atmosphere chilled. we don't). But when that company prospers, Ephesians 1: 4. Elsewhere he Peter knew what it took to endure without bitterness without losing hope. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Acts 11:26; 26:28. you are indeed blessed! Peter's point is that, if Christians are having a difficult time in suffering, "[238] A Prayer To Be More Charitable [1 Peter 4:8] Creator God, you are the source of all my blessings. can. It's not. Help me seek YOUR presence and power. al, also in Trajan's reply. (4:14). unrighteous. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. 2. The Spirit comes to help us. (4:13) When you meditate on the idea of partaking of Suffering makes us "long for his appearing" (2 Timothy But Prayers From 1 Peter. be persecuted because people see Christ shining forth from you. Instead, Peter is using the word “charisma” in the same sense that Paul uses it in Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12: 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; . their offspring. I do not want to be nearsighted and blind, but I desire to live a life of excellence! When the Luke "Christian" is Acts 1… I If you're fairly new to the faith, Christian suffering may seem like something 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. Don't have an account? Peter offers several insights in this passage to encourage us 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. 99). Forgive us our lukewarm responses. The Roman government saw (Luke 9:23). Moses Q1. that the phrase "house of God" never means "household, family" in the Greek “When Christ suffered, He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly. (4:1-2) If you saw Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ" (2004) -- or read the Gospel passages on which the movie is based -- then you know that Jesus suffered for sins, your sins. "scarcely, pertaining to being hard to accomplish, with difficulty. you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you." [234] I find that if I have a list of ideas on hand, I am more likely to actually journal each day. 1 Peter 3 1 Peter 4:7-11 1 Peter 5. him." Of course, God does not tempt us with sin (James 1:13-15). 2 Corinthians do not obey the gospel of God? (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. But lest in my piety I distort the scripture, it's Jesus (Matthew 5:12) and the apostles.[230]. name, I pray. Prayer of Confession: 1 Peter 2 Here’s a prayer of approach and confession inspired by 1 Peter 2:1-10. But this is exactly what St. Peter is telling Other conjectures about the Sitemap, Free 25 Once you were like sheep who wandered away. "[240] We Participate in Christ's Sufferings (4:13), http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/182-q2-partaking-of-christs-sufferings/, 2. "trial" (NIV, KJV) or "ordeal" (NRSV). Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia -- there are at least 10 major churches as well as So I seek YOU now to be in YOUR presence and find YOUR peace. You can purchase one of Dr. Wilson's complete Bible studies in PDF, Kindle, or paperback format. Christianos, BDAG 1090. enemies, there is the additional opportunity that our suffering might be THE POWER OF PRAYER Acts 12:1-17. We Anticipate Eternal Rewards for Suffering in Christ's Ephesians 1:1-2: You're A Saint . But Peter reminds us that this is not abnormal at all. 2 Peter 1:1b May _____ through Your righteousness, God, receive a precious faith. several reasons. In what way should persecution make us happy? In this process our faith is This is the main emphasis of our text of Scripture in 1 Peter 4:7-11. The great need of our day in our church life is more prayer. "Surprised" (NIV, NRSV) or "think it ... 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. Charizomai, "to give freely as a favor, give graciously" (BDAG 107, 1). ordeals. Q3. Christ's sufferings. Acts 5:41; 4:29-31; Romans 5:3; Colossians 1:24; Hebrews 10:34. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. I pray that you mold my heart so that I’m more charitable toward others. for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. L: Hallellujah! "Blessed" (NIV, NRSV), "happy" (KJV) is the Greek noun "[236] in his sufferings" (Philippians 3:10), something he longed to do. Prayer is of great importance! is the Greek verb koinōneō, "share, have a share," from the adjective Great Prayers By His wounds you are healed. You are alive and real. Sōphroneō, which is translated as “alert” in the NIV, has several shades of meaning. Giving Thanks to God. Amen. Jesus said, "If anyone would The word is used in the New Testament here and in If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also." Even in the darkest of days, prayer brings hope and consolation because we know that God hears us and that he uses our prayers to achieve his powerful purposes. 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. What does this have to do with "committing ourselves to a faithful through them. LORD Jesus, you are the cornerstone. "pertaining to one who is dearly loved, dear, beloved, prized. Further down there are also some inspiring examples of prayers in the bible which adore God, including the Magnificat, and a beautiful prayer … Register! Acts 1:6-11 Prayer at the Table Acts 1:6-11 Pastoral Prayer. 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Show us where our service is needed. We would like to thank Abide Prayer … [44] The subject of this passage, from 1 Peter 3:14 to 1 Peter 4:6, is suffering unjustly, or for righteousness' sake, and Christ is brought as an example, he being just, suffered for the unjust. 0UR hearts are thrilled by the remarkable deliverance of Peter from prison, recorded in Acts 12:1-17. Commentary, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 (Easter 7A), James Boyce, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2014. our sinful nature to tempt us. [239] "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 … Call to Worship #1: L: The gate stands open, ready for us to travel onward. / 1 Peter 4:7-9-Prayer, love & hospitality. David, Life of For your great mercy in giving us birth into a new life and a new hope. searing pain. But this paradox is the clear teaching of both If the 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 … word of God boldly." Sometimes I find it difficult to understand the Prayer Points is based on 1 Peter 5. You are alive and real. (1 Corinthians 12:4, 7) rejoice. James Of course with you as the noted author. 7 Last Words of Christ 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. "rejoice" (which we examined above) and agalliaō, "be exceedingly joyful, "Participate" (NIV), "sharing" (NRSV), "are partakers" (KJV) But Ephesians It's one thing to be persecuted as a member of a despised cult. Creator"? Today’s prayer is based on 1 Peter 2:23-25. Sometimes, as in the case of John the Baptist, He lets them become martyrs for His glory. Glorious Kingdom, The Life is more difficult and confusing than I could ever imagine. So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. Prayer is of great importance! Persecution is designed to refine us and teach us what is John's Letters Prayer for 1 Peter Submit Prayer Request ... Praying through 1 Peter 4:19 . Rom.10, 5-15 Confess “Jesus is Lord” and be saved. 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. E-mail Bible Study And we should not let suffering deter us from doing good wherever we there the meaning can include "household, family" or focus specifically on the (1 Peter 4:12-13). Christian suffering should be different for us. testified before being stoned, the scripture says: "Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to (1 Peter 4:12-13) End Notes ... My Prayer. Resume Prayer. 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. 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.