February 19, 2023
1 Peter 1:1-2 (NASB): Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as strangers, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
1 Peter 2:9 (NIV): But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 4:1-11 (NLT): “So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin. 2 You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God. 3 You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy—their immorality and lust, their feasting and drunkenness and wild parties, and their terrible worship of idols. 4 Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you. 5 But remember that they will have to face God, who stands ready to judge everyone, both the living and the dead. 6 That is why the Good News was preached to those who are now dead—so although they were destined to die like all people, they now live forever with God in the Spirit. 7 The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. 8 Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. 10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 11 Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.
1. CALLED by GOD will affect my ATTITUDE (v.1-6)
a. CALLED by GOD will affect my ATTITUDE towards SUFFERING (v.1)
b. CALLED by GOD will affect my ATTITUDE towards RESOURCES (v.2-3)
c. CALLED by GOD will affect my ATTITUDE towards RELATIONSHIPS (v.4-6)
2. CALLED by GOD WILL AFFECT MY ACTIONS (v.7-11)
a. CALLED by GOD will affect my ACTIONS in how I PRAY (v.7)
b. CALLED by GOD will affect my ACTIONS in how I LOVE (v.8-9)
c. CALLED by GOD will affect my ACTIONS in how I SERVE (v.10-11)
1 Peter 4:11: “SO THAT in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. TO HIM be the glory and the power forever and ever. AMEN”
Matthew 5:16: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
1 Corinthians 10:31: “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.“