Idle Living - 1 Peter 4 July 20, 2008 Turn with me this morning to the end of your Bibles, to the book of 1 Peter, chapter 4. In the United States, the American Dream is often proclaimed as if it were gospel: anyone who works hard and makes good choices can be happy and successful. 1 Peter 4:11. And the speedy approach of death and judgment concerns all, to which these words naturally lead our minds. In verse 7, Peter tells us to be sober and to watch, for "the end of all things is at hand." God's people have long recognized the seriousness of Peter… Don’t be surprised, he says, at the fiery trial that you are experiencing. There's nothing especially … Verses 7-11 brings to an end the second section of Peter’s letter that began at 1 Peter 2:11-12 with a call to abstain from fleshly desires. Amen.” Verse 11 presents two types … Peter comforts the suffering Christians in Asia Minor with the statement that the end, the completion or consummation, of all things, everything, … Read Introduction to 1 Peter “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it 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. The End is Near – 1 Peter 4:7. Amen." Read Introduction to 1 Peter “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” As each one has received a gift, “As” means to the degree that we received our gift.“As” sets up an analogy between the grace of how we received our gift and the grace of … Our approaching end, is a powerful argument to make us sober in all worldly … Amen." (4:11) Peter mentions two kinds of gifts in verse 11, gifts of speaking (Greek laleō) and gifts of serving (diakoneō). If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. The author of 1 Peter understands the gospel and its consequences quite differently. We want to continue on in our study of the book of 1 Peter. Because Jesus Suffered, We Must NOT Do These Things (4:1-6) Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for … Remember that Peter is writing to give practical help to Christians dealing with daily problems. 1 Peter Bible Study (Hope In Hard Times) 1 Peter 4:1-11, The Life For God’s Glory. 1 Peter 4:11 "If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be … Commentary on 1 Peter 4:7-11 (Read 1 Peter 4:7-11) The destruction of the Jewish church and nation, foretold by our Saviour, was very near. In 1 Peter 4:11, the apostle says: "If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Brent Kercheville May 17, 2009 Click here to listen to this lesson. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. In this section on Christian living, the apostle says that the Christian "no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God" (verse 2).In verse 10, he says we must use whatever gift … 1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God gives: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for … Don’t … Continue reading "Commentary on 1 Peter …