Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sunday Sermon Outline: 1 Peter 4

Here is the outline for tomorrow's message. It accompanies the audio sermon, found in the sermon files section of this page.

“Glorifying God in All Things”
1 Peter 4

Introduction: 1 Peter 3:17-18

I. Submitting to the Will of God vs. 1-6

“Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. 3 For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousals, drinking parties and abominable idolatries. 4 And in all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excess of dissipation, and they malign you; 5 but they shall give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.”

A. Consider your purpose, vs. 1-2

Philippians 2:5; 2 Timothy 2:11-12; Romans 6:6-7; Romans 6:2; 1 Peter 3:21

B. Consider your pursuits, v. 3

C. Consider your partners, vs. 4-5

Matthew 12:36-37

D. Consider your preaching, v. 6

John 12:48; Hebrews 4:12

II. Serving the People of God vs. 7-11

“7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. 8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint. 10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 Whoever speaks, let him speak, as it were, the utterances of God; whoever serves, let him do so as by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

A. Prayer, v. 7

Mark 14:37-38

B. Love, v. 8

Proverbs 10:12; Isaiah 43:25

C. Hospitality, v. 9

Matthew 25:37-40

D. Gifts, vs. 10-11

III. Suffering like the Son of God vs. 12-19

“12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; 13 but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with exultation. 14 If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15 By no means let any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler; 16 but if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not feel ashamed, but in that name let him glorify God. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER? 19 Therefore, let those also who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.”
Proverbs 17:3

A. The Test of Fire, v. 12

Matthew 5:11-12; 1 John 3:13

B. The Test of Joy, vs. 13-14

Romans 8:17; Philippians 3:10; John 15:19-20; James 1:2-3; Mark 13:13

C. The Test of Conscience, vs. 15-18

Matthew 10:28; James 1:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10

D. The Test of Faith (Conclusion), v. 19

“Therefore, let those also who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.”
(1) Entrust yourselves to God. Luke 23:46

(2) Continue to do what is right. Deuteronomy 13:17-18

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