Suffering in Light of Eternal Glory

June 3, 2018 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: 1 Peter

Topic: 1 Peter Passage: 1 Peter 4:12–19

Suffering in Light of Eternal Glory
Christ Proclamation Church
1 Peter 4:12-19
June 3, 2018

The Lord Jesus suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God. Knowing that reality, believers are able to rejoice as they suffer for the name of Christ, living out the gospel of grace, looking forward to the eternal reward of glory.

I. Command Given: Rejoice in Suffering
      A. Command #1 – Do Not Be Surprised – (v.12)
            1. The fiery trial is normal
            2. The purpose is to test you
      B. Command #2 – Rejoice in Suffering – (vv.13-14)
            1. The joy is sharing in Christ's sufferings
            2. The result is eternal glory
            3. The conclusion is that you are blessed

II. Command Clarified: Suffer for Doing Good
      A. Don't suffer for doing what is evil – (v.15)
      B. Suffer for the name of Christ – (v.16)

III. Command Summarized: Eternal Perspective
      A. Believer's faith is being purified – (vv.17a, 18a)
      B. Unbelievers will be judged – (vv.17b, 18b)
      C. Believers entrust their souls to God – (v.19)

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