Fight the Good Fight Message at Harbourview Church

Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.
(NIV) 1 Peter 4:1-6

 

Speaker Paul Bergmann

 

Message Notes

 

Four reminders of our new condition that will help all of us arm ourselves.

1. We no longer serve SIN as our master (4: 1). . . .arm yourselves with the same attitude he had and be ready to suffer too.

2. We don’t spend our days overwhelmed by DESIRES (4: 2). Spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires

1. We no longer serve SIN as our master (4: 1). . . .arm yourselves with the same attitude he had and be ready to suffer too.

3 We’ve opened the door to the WILL of God (4: 2b). anxious to do the will of God

2. We don’t spend our days overwhelmed by DESIRES (4: 2). Spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires

4. We’ve closed the door on godless living (4: 3). You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy

3 We’ve opened the door to the WILL of God (4: 2b). anxious to do the will of God

Vs. 4 The word blasphēmeō: refers to a harsh, slanderous outburst against sacred things. The sacred thing they slander or malign is the BELIEVER.

 

 

 

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