The Sunday evening lesson from August 11, 2019.
Focus On Examples (1 Peter 2:18-25)Phillip Stuckey, August 11, 2019
Part of the Focus On Fundamentals series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
All authority rests with God (Gen. 1:1; Matt. 28:18; Rev. 4:11). If we believe and love God, we will seek to know His will and respect it (John 14:15; Col. 3:17). We have noted before that God communicates with us by telling, showing, or implying what He approves or disapproves. In this lesson, we want to focus on how God shows us His will through examples.
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1 Peter 2:18–25 (Listen)
18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.