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Standing Firm in Grace: Living in view of the end

June 9, 2013 Speaker: Pastor Gary Smith Series: Standing Firm in Grace

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7–4:11

1 Peter: Standing firm in grace

Living in view of the end

1 Peter 4:7-11

The end is near so keep a clear head for prayer, love, be hospitable and serve

1) The end is near so keep alert and clear-headed for your prayers, 4:7.

2) The end is near so keep fervently loving one another for love overlooks offenses, 4:8.

3) The end is near so be hospitable to one another without griping, 4:9.

4) The end is near so serve using your gifts as good managers of God’s diversified grace, 4:10.

Romans 12:6, Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them…

1 Corinthians 12:7, To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

1 Corinthians 12:11, All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

Ephesians 4:7, But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

5) If you have a speaking gift, speak in keeping with God’s very words,4:11a

4:11a: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God;

6) If you have a serving gift, serve in the strength God provides,4:11b

4:11b : whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies

7) Speak God’s words and serve in His strength so He is glorified through Jesus Christ,4:11c

4:11c: in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.