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End Time, Exile Living

November 29, 2015 Series: 1 Peter: Exiled Faith

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7–4:19

I. Pray (7)
     A watchful pursuit of holiness. Looking forward to His return and His glorification.
     Hoping in Him leads to a holy life.
     A. Self-controlled
     B. Sober-minded
II. Love one another (8-9)
     A. Earnestly
     B. Graciously - love covers but doesn't condone
     C. Hospitably - open your home and yourself to others
III. Glorify God (11b)
     Using the gifts of speaking and serving for others.
IV. Rejoice in Suffering (12-19)
     Not "if" but "when" it comes upon you.
     A. Expect it
          1. It is not a surprise
          2. It is a part of God's plan to accomplish His purposes - for the Just and the unjust.
     B. Evidence it
          1. The union with Christ - share in Christ's sufferings
          2. The indwelling of the Spirit of God
     C. Employ it
          1. As a mans to rejoice and be glad
          2. As a means to glorify God
     D. Evade it - don't suffer for the wrong reasons
Therefore...
Next Steps:
     > Trust God and Carry On

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