1Peter 4: 12-19…Suffering as a Christian.

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ,Continue reading “1Peter 4: 12-19…Suffering as a Christian.”

1 Peter 4: 1-6….Choices to make.

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. For the time that isContinue reading “1 Peter 4: 1-6….Choices to make.”

1 Peter 3: 13-19a…Be ready.

Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honour Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyoneContinue reading “1 Peter 3: 13-19a…Be ready.”

1 Peter 1: 6-8…..Consider suffering as a prelude!

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honour at the revelation of Jesus Christ. ThoughContinue reading “1 Peter 1: 6-8…..Consider suffering as a prelude!”