Armed with Purpose

1 Peter 4. Peter begins to show us what it looks like – to triumph over sin, to overcome sin, as Jesus did. But to do so, we must be armed with the same purpose He had.

I. LIVING WHOLLY FOR GOD (1 Pet 4:1-6)

A. Wholly in purpose (1 Pet 4:1-2; cf. 2:18, 24; Rom 6:11-13)

B. Wholly in time (1 Pet 4:3)

C. Wholly in commitment (1 Pet 4:4-6; cf. 2:12)

II. LIVING HEARTLY FOR GOD (1 Pet 4:7–11)

A. Throw yourself into prayer (1 Pet 4:7)

B. Throw yourself into love (1 Pet 4:8; cf. Prov 10:12)

C. Throw yourself into service (1 Pet 4:9-11)

III. SUFFERING CHEERFULLY FOR GOD (1 Pet 4:12–19)

A. In the Name of Christ (1 Pet 4:12-14; cf. Rev 3:10; 1 Pet 3:14-15; Luke 4:18)

B. To the Glory of God (1 Pet 4:15-16)

C. To a Faithful Creator (1 Pet 4:17-19; cf. 1:7; 2 Thess 1:7-9)

Jesus entrusted His life to the Father with confidence in the outcome (Luke 23:46). We can have that same confidence in God if we will “put our lives on deposit” with Him.

He is the faithful Creator: we can depend on Him to care and provide for us

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