Scripture: 1 Peter 4:1-6

Thinking like Christ

  • Arm yourself with Christ’s thinking
  • Ready to suffer
  • Not afraid even to die

The Will of God

  • No longer feed physical passions
  • Live to do Will of God
  • Suffer for doing good

Saved from our Past

  • Past life focused on physical passion
  • Unsaved friends will be surprised
  • All will be judged for how we live

Spiritual Life

  • Hope in spiritual life
  • Physical life is not the end

The Gospel

God’s Word is very clear that everyone will die physically and will then spend eternity in one of two places: eternal life in heaven for those who sins have been forgiven and paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ or eternal judgement in hell for those who deny that Jesus is Lord.

 27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.  Hebrews 9:27-28

Believers have hope in Christ and can look forward to His return or taking us home to heaven.

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Take Aways

Believers, are you prepared for battle each day? Do you arm yourself with the thinking and attitude of Christ?

Are you seeking to live your life for God’s glory according to His Word?

Have you given up your old life and are you daily choosing to please God instead of pleasing yourself?

Do you see an ongoing transformation in your life?

Are you looking forward to the Lord’s return?

Do you recognize that God will judge those who attack or misuse you? You don’t have to get even. Vengeance belongs to God. Instead, they need to see God’s love and forgiveness from you.