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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

12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And

“If the righteous is scarcely saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. (ESV)

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