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God's Spirit Will Rest On You (1 Peter 4:12-19)

David Duignan, November 20, 2016
Part of the 1 Peter series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

How should we react when we suffer insult, injury or death for the sake of Jesus and the Gospel? Would we deny Christ in order to save ourselves or our families? David looks at this passage on suffering for Christ and the tough challenges it can bring.

Tags: Christ, cross, Jesus, Joy Peter, love, peace, persecution, sin, Suffering

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1 Peter 4:12-19

12Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. 16Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. (KJV)

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