i peter 4:7 sermon

Points to Note: 1. In order to give you the best understanding of this text possible, I want to read it to you form several different versions of scripture. 1 Peter 4:7. Scripture: 1 Peter 1:1–2, 1 Peter 4:7–10. In Romans 12:3 St. Paul plays on the meaning of the component parts of - , cf. Of old, certain Sundays in the Church’s year were known by particular names or titles, and in some measure this practice is still kept up. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. St. Luke, both in his Gospel and in the Acts of the Apostles, tells us this specifically. There is also membership to churches. The New Testament writers not only believed Christ would return, they wholeheartedly expected Him, NOTE: Live as if He is coming today; prepare as if He will not come for a thousand years,           2. 1 Peter 4:7-14. будьте благоразумны и бодрствуйте Быть «благоразумными» означает не увлекаться эмоциями или страстями, а руководствоваться правильным твердым взглядом на жизнь. At hand—Not in time, but in the apostle’s vivid conception of eternal realities. 1 Peter 4:7-11 Living as a Christian Community in an Unbelieving World. Here we may learn from the example of the Apostles already alluded to. They attend and participate in order to meet the minimum requirements of membership. The expectation of the Power.—But the choice of this passage for the Epistle at this season transfers the idea of watching and waiting for the Christ’s second coming, to the similar attitude which the Apostles must have adopted at this time in expectation of the fulfilment of our Lord’s promise that He would send the Comforter to them. Prayer is to be the very centre of the Christian life. IV. Last week we looked at a passage in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. These words are brought by our apostle as a fresh argument to persuade the Christian Jews to the practice of sincere holiness: the end of all things, that is, of the Jewish state and polity, their city, their temple, and worship, is at hand, the fatal destruction of Jerusalem is now very near, therefore be ye sober and temperate in all things; watch, that the day of visitation overtake you not unawares, and pray for the averting of God's wrath, and that ye be not overwhelmed in it. There are no rules, regulations or by-laws that can force love, respect and the other “requirements” of marriage. But were the trumpet of Christ to sound in our ears, it would powerfully rouse us and not suffer us to lie torpid. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. Their treasure was in heaven, for their Lord had ascended thither and their heart was there also. By adding prayer, he points out an exercise especially necessary, in which the faithful ought to be particularly occupied, since their whole strength depends on the Lord; as though he had said, “Since ye are in yourselves extremely weak, seek of the Lord to strengthen you.” He yet reminds them that they were to pray earnestly, not formally. passage from 1 Peter 4:7-11. Or, it is to submit our will to the will of God; being well pleased that He is in any way glorified, though we be not every way gratified. Most organizations are not organized to have different levels of membership. 1:3; 2:12), которое есть цель всего. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7-11. Look around you, and see how many of your own age are gone within your remembrance [Note: Here any recent deaths may be adverted to, and the circumstances of them, if peculiar, be specified.]. John Piper Sep 29, 2016 437 Shares Article. This same point is emphasized by Paul in 1 Corinthians 13, and John speaks in 1 John 4:7-8: Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is … For that judgment, which would bring in the end of all things, could come at any time. 2 Peter 3:10-11; with τέλος, Matthew 24:6; Matthew 24:14. ἤγγικε] comp. πάντων τὸ τέλος, equal to: “the end of all things,” refers back to the foregoing ἑτοίμως ἔχοντι κρῖναι; with the judgment comes the τέλος. I took a seminary student along with me, and because we were both wearing suits, the family greeted us eagerly. This fact should have made a practical difference in the way his readers lived. Eventually we realized they thought we were doctors. 8], as probably omitted in (16) (17) &c., because its force was not perceived, may just as well be regarded as an insertion owing to the plural seeming strange, which has also led to the correction into προσευχήν in ms. 13. He does not, at the same time, speak only of the end of individuals, but of the universal renovation of the world; as though he had said, “Christ will shortly come, who will put an end to all things.”. There are far fewer real Christians in America today than there are people who care nothing, or very little, for the commands of God. ], and will consist very well with the devoutest frame, and most ardent exertions in the Lord’s service [Note: Romans 12:11. The ‘end’ is the new view-point from which they are offered to the eye, but the graces themselves are such as relate specially to what Christians should be in face of temptations to heathen vice and under the burden of heathen persecution. I. “Unto prayer” is a slip for unto prayers; the difference is that it does not mean that we are to be always in frame to pray, but that actual prayers should be always on our lips: every incident in life should suggest them. Power Point Outlines From The Graceway Pulpit, leadershipdiggs.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/whe…, leadershipdiggs.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/the…, leadershipdiggs.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/pol…, sewellsermons.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/the…, leadershipdiggs.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/aga…. But that immediately brings us to the next word. The end of all things is at hand — Of our mortal lives, and of all the joys and sorrows, goods and evils connected therewith, and so of all your wrongs and sufferings. When we minister in our power (ability) we are glorified and God is ignored, NOTE: Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. The contents of the mosaic law,                d. Peter is not so much encouraging people to use this gift but telling how it is to be used,           2. By second century more rules were added,           b. Oct 16, 1994. NOTE:  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. Are you using your gifts? 1 Peter 5:1-5 Humble Leaders and Members in the Church. ( Log Out /  The end of all things; the end of the world, which the holy scriptures would have us consider as ever near, and for which they exhort us to maintain a constant state of preparation. 1:10; Иак. Already terminated as a system of acceptable worship, its forms and ceremonies had persisted through the efforts of unbelieving Jews…Soon the temple, the Levitical system, and the Jewish economy were to perish…Aware that Christianity had its origin with a Jew---Christ-the persecutors of the Jews would not distinguish between them and Christians. [Note: Davids, p157. . ‘But the end of all things is at hand. The mind thus indicates the direction in which the heart is going. "Sober," the opposite of "lasciviousness" (1 Peter 4:3). As to the meaning, the words here are used in a different reference from that in St. James, where see note. § 2). Prov., except that there it is כָּל־פְּשָׁעִים, all sins. ]: but it furnishes us with very sufficient motives to disregard the censures of men, and to devote ourselves unreservedly to God [Note: This seems to be the meaning of the verse before the text.]. It is with the mind that we serve the Law of God (Romans 7:25). : vigilate, inexactly; νήφειν has here the same meaning as in chap. Just as it is with other organizations there are different levels of membership to churches. Point to Note: The question has been what “end” is under consideration in the above verses? a life of continuing prayer)’ (Matthew 17:21). Don’t slack off on love but keep it going at full force,           5. Such is the scope of the Apostle’s words; in commenting on which we shall notice, [It is possible that St. Peter, in speaking of “the end of all things,” might have some reference to the destruction of Jerusalem, which was fast approaching, and to the consequent annihilation of the Jewish polity. St. Paul also depends on parable of Luke 12:42-46 in 1 Thessalonians 5:6 ff.— , the paramount duty of Christians is prayer especially for the coming of the Lord (Revelation 22:20; Luke 11:2; cf. Not only had Jerusalem to be destroyed (Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21), but also the Gospel was to reach out ‘to all nations’ (Mark 13:10; Matthew 24:14), and the Jews were to face their great tribulation which would sactter them among the nations after the destruction of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24). A few years ago, our friends from the Northwest called to ask that I visit a woman in a Dallas hospital who was dying of cancer. Death terminates our joys and honours, how elevated soever they may be — — — It puts a period also to our hopes and prospects, be they ever so bright and well-founded — — — It incapacitates us also for carrying into effect all our purposes and endeavours. But it may be objected and said, that a long series of ages has passed away since Peter wrote this, and yet that the end is not come. Scriptures: 1 Peter 4:7. Sep 29, 2016. But would it be thus with us, if we were duly impressed with the shortness and uncertainty of time? With the day of judgment an assured event and not far away, it behooves us to be sober or serious minded. Подчеркнув победу в страданиях через смерть, Петр здесь подчеркивает победу в страданиях через Второе пришествие Христа (ср. And yet the word seems to be used in other contexts which refer to the Second Coming (Romans 13:11-12; James 5:8). 1 Peter 4:12-19 Finding Purpose in Suffering for Christ. Peter uses this idea of “clear-headed” half of the times it is found in the New Testament, NOTE: Maybe because Peter was so “flighty” in the early part of his ministry,                a. 7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. This statement illustrates the importance of prayer. Love, unity and practical care for one another is a central part of the faith,           1. is very near, and it becomes us to walk daily with it in view. Here again it is just as likely that the δέ was inserted because there seemed to be no immediate connexion, as that it was omitted to produce that connexion), having your love towards one another (on ἑαυτούς in this sense, see note, Colossians 3:13) intense (see ch. Sep 19, 1993. TO BE A BIBLICAL MEMBER OF THIS CHURCH WE MUST: I. We can complain to a fellow-creature with ease and fluency: but the moment we attempt to express our wants in prayer to God, our minds wander to the very ends of the earth, and our mouths are shut before him. The emphasis is not on the speaker or the minister but on God, Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts II Peter 3:3,      E. Our Goal: That God Receives The Glory    vs. 11c,           1. “The end of all things is near. To all the New Testament writers, but perhaps specially to him, and his comrade John, their own time was the ‘last time,’ the dispensation beyond which there was to be no other, and the close of which was so near that nothing seemed to stand between them and it. Seven Ways to Sabotage Your Prayer Life. 1 Peter 4:7. 1 Peter 4:1-6 Living Like Christ in an Unbelieving World. This is the 24th and final message. Remember that soon all these things will be GONE. Be you therefore of sound mind, and be sober unto prayer,’. Put the question to your conscience, and answer it faithfully in the sight of God: and then look at the direction given you by God himself: “Be sober,” and moderate in your attachment to the things of time; and “watch unto prayer,” that you “may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.”. See also on 1 Peter 1:13. unto prayers. 1 Peter 4:7. 1 Peter 5:6-11 Reaching the End of Suffering. If our life were prolonged to the age of Methuselah, the space would be only as the twinkling of an eye in comparison of eternity [Note: 2 Peter 3:8. Trust in the Lord,                c. Rest in Him,           5. Where love abounds in a fellowship of Christians, many small offences, and even some large ones are readily overlooked and forgotten,           3. And so when the Comforter came He found a ready access. A steward has responsibility and control over a part of the master’s property,           a. The subjects which are now introduced, however, are not unconnected with the previous section. 3:10-15; 4:1-5; 2Кор. Christians are thus ever to live in the light of His coming (see Matthew 13:29-30; Matthew 13:39-43; Matthew 24:42; Luke 12:35-40; Romans 13:12; 1 Corinthians 7:29; Philippians 4:5; Hebrews 1:2; Hebrews 10:25; James 5:8-9; 1 John 2:18; Revelation 22:20). Hence the Apostle, that he might rouse them from the drowsiness of the flesh, reminds them that the end of all things was nigh; by which he intimates that we ought not to sit still in the world, from which we must soon remove. We are not left in doubt as to how they carried out that instruction. The greatest hindrance to spiritual life is scantiness of devotion. This desire after spiritual growth will not come naturally and unsought for.—We shall have to get our hearts into a receptive frame for the gifts. Diligent effort is needed, not carelessness. Thus Whitby understands him: “This phrase, and the advice upon it, so exactly parallel to what our Lord had spoken, will not suffer us to doubt that the apostle is here speaking, not of the end of the world, or of all things in general, which was not then, and seems not yet to be at hand, but only of the end of the Jewish state.” Thus also Macknight: “This epistle being written about a year after the war with the Romans began, which ended in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish state, Peter, who had heard his Master’s prophecy concerning these events, and the signs of their approach, had good reason to say that they had approached.” But, as Dr. Doddridge justly observes, this was an event in which most of those, to whom the apostle wrote, were comparatively but little concerned. In view of this it was now necessary for them to live lives of obedience, in contrast with those who do not obey the Gospel of God (1 Peter 4:17). They, as we, had to live in constant expectation of Christ"s sudden return." Stand Fast (5:12) Now Peter concludes his letter with some personal words. (b) Many of these Christians weren’t of Jewish ancestry (2:10; 4:1-4), and they were located far from Jerusalem. The word of God taken for our instruction in righteousness this morning comes from 1 Peter 4:7-11: 7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. We live in the last dispensation, not like the Jews under the Old Testament. 1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming Click chart to enlarge Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Chart from Charles Swindoll - click chart on right side. Therefore be clear-minded and sober, so that you can pray. All the practical exhortations of this passage are founded upon the truth that "the end of all things is at hand." The words are similar to those of Christ: “Watch ye, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh.” (Matthew 25:13.). We started on the last Sunday of July and we end on Mother’s Day. 1 Peter 4:7-11 teaches the third way we are to live godly lives: Accomplish the Will of God like Christ, page 5 of 6 around the theme 1 Peter 4:1-11 Living for God. 2. Nor ought it to be otherwise with the faithful Christian to-day. The watchfulness and the sobriety to which he exhorted them, belong, as I think, to the mind rather than to the body. The primary sense is that of freedom from drunkenness. ‘for the purpose of prayer’-lit., prayers, whether public or private. 13:12; 1Фес. Keep a clear head, and PRAY! “I love (him, her, them), but I don’t like (him, her, them)”,                a. To be sane,                c. To be in one’s right mind,                d. To exercise self control,                e. To curb one’s passions,           3. Thus there was urgency combined with the recognition of a task to be done. We go to church when other good people play or watch sports, enjoy the outdoors, or just catch up on sleep. Christians were to have the mind which was in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5). Напротив, это должно побуждать верующего бодрствовать и стремиться к святости. The noun itself is found only thrice in the New Testament,—in Acts 26:25 (of Paul’s ‘words of truth and soberness’); 1 Timothy 2:9, where ‘shame-fastness’ and ‘sobriety’ are coupled, the former denoting the ‘innate shrinking from anything unbecoming,’ the latter the ‘well-balanced state of mind resulting from habitual self-control’ (Ellicott); and 1 Timothy 2:15, where it is the fence of ‘charity and holiness.’ In the Classical ethics it was opposed to licentiousness and excess, and was defined by Socrates as the ‘foundation of manly virtue.’. For luxuries are opposed to the being sober and watchful; desires (“lusts”), to love; excesses in wine, revellings, banquetings, to hospitality; abominable idolatries, to the lawful ministering of heavenly gifts to the glory of the true God.— καὶ νήψατε, and watch) Temperance assists watchfulness, and each of them assists prayers: they who are removed from temperance are sleepy; and the sleepy are slothful as to prayer, even on this account, that they do not willingly take any time from their labour and the ordinary pursuits of life.— προσευχὰς, prayers) which are necessary at the last time. ;(245) comp. The true reading here is neither ‘prayer,’ nor ‘the prayers’ (as if the social prayers of the Church were exclusively in view), but ‘unto prayers.’ Prayer of all kinds, therefore, whether private or public, personal or social, seems to be in view. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. The death of the individual believer has a very secondary place in apostolic teaching. There are many kinds of memberships we can join. —Not in time, but in the apostle’s vivid conception of eternal, realities. They watched unto prayer and they did this with one accord. This sense of imminence pervades the New Testament, which does, however, also emphasise what is to be done before His coming. There are memberships to country clubs. HAVE THE PROPER REASON FOR OUR PRAYER LIFE         vs. 7,      A. The greatest hindrance to spiritual life is scantiness of devotion.—Prayer is the great spiritual act of our life. Instead, Peter is using the word “charisma” in the same sense that Paul uses it in Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12: 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; . Observe the emphatically prefixed πάντων, almost bearing the sense of τούτων πάντων: as Bengel: “Finis adeoque etiam petulantiæ malorum et passionum piorum”) is at hand (on this being the constant expectation of the apostolic age, see Acts 1:7, note: 1 Thessalonians 4:15, note): be therefore of temperate mind (see note on 1 Timothy 2:9), and be sober unto (with a view to) prayers (the τάς before προσευχάς, which Tischdf. See Matthew 24:1-3and notes. 3) Accomplish the Will of God (1 Peter 4:7-11) In the former sense, as referring to nearness of place, see, because love covereth a multitude of sins. Some persons are fond of asserting that the Apostles were mistaken in this belief; that when they wrote the end of all things was not at hand. As Peter tells us in 2 Peter 3:9, it is only the longsuffering patience of God that holds it back. [Note: D. Edmond Hiebert, Working With God: Scriptural Studies in Intercession, p7.] Watch unto prayer is the same as "watch and pray" as Jesus taught while here ( Matthew 26:41). At all events, where subjective considerations are so equivocal, it is our simple duty to follow the most ancient testimonies), 8]. 3. It is clear that the apostles understood that certain things had to happen before Jesus arrived (2 Thessalonians 2:2-5) Thus we must reject the view which states that the apostles believed that Jesus would return during their lifetime. 7.The end of all things—Absolutely, in the final consummation. De Wette denies the reference, seeing that if St. Peter had cited from the Heb., he would in all probability have written πάσας τὰς ἁμαρτίας, or rather πάντα τὰ ἀδικήματα, as in Proverbs 17:9; and thinks, on account of the verbal correspondence with ref. So we have always found that the most spiritually minded men were the most devotional. Zechariah 4:6, He is concerned about a manifestation of His power in His people in reaching others,           5. Often it is shown by the lives of New Testament Christians more than by rules and regulations. You must be men of prayer. There are memberships to clubs. The same expressive term is applied to the advent of the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Matthew 10:7; Mark 1:15; Luke 10:4), to the approach of the traitor and the ‘hour’ of the Son of man (Matthew 26:45-46), to the entrance of the ‘day’ (Romans 13:12), etc. John Piper ... God in Everything at the End of the Age. G. E. L. Cotton, Expository Sermons on the Epistles, vol. proper prayer is not an "opiate" or escape, but rather a function of clear vision and a seeking of even clearer vision from God. But the end of all things and men has drawn nigh; Christians also must be ready, watch and pray, as Jesus taught in the parable of Mark 13:34-37 (cf.Mark 14:38).— parallels . ], "With the Messiah"s first advent the reality of the eschatological kingdom broke on human history; but with the King"s rejection, His eschatological kingdom was not established. The end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 1 Peter 4:7. The words or utterances of god,           b. : estote prudentes; in this sense the word is not in use in the N. T.; it means rather temperateness of spirit, i.e. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 7 But () the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. [Note: D. Edmond Hiebert, "Living in the Light of Christ"s Return: An Exposition of1Peter4:7-11," Bibliotheca Sacra139:555 (July-September1982):245. These counsels are for personal life. Sees in Bible a love is an obligation,                c. To harbor resentment is not true forgiveness,           5. x., p. 517; H. J. Wilmot-Buxton, The Life of Duty, vol. Here begins the third series of exhortations, which has special reference to life in the church, and is linked on to the thought of the nearness of the end of all things (see Introd. 1Кор. In I Peter 4:1-6 Peter discusses pagan sins we must avoid. 1 Timothy 2:9; Titus 2:6 (Hemming: σωφροσύνη, equal to affectuum et voluntatis harmonia), in contrast to the licentiousness of the heathen described in 1 Peter 4:2 (Wiesinger). Sober, [ soofroneesate (Greek #4993)] - 'self-restrained.' The end of all things - therefore also of the wantonness (1 Peter 4:3-4) of the wicked, and of the sufferings of the righteous. I. The event with which the New Testament is accustomed to fill the Christian’s vision of the future, and which it proposes as a supreme motive to a circumspect walk, is an event of universal, not of merely personal, importance—that Second Coming of Christ which is to put an end to the present world itself. Where love is lacking every word is viewed with suspicion, every action is liable to misunderstanding, and conflicts abound, NOTE: Hate pries about in order to discover some sin or some semblance of sin, then broadcasts it, even exaggerates it, gloats over it, NOTE: Does not refer to vice or criminal activity,           4. The rich, self-satisfied, who are conscious of no need and are quite content with their condition, these are sent empty away, and so there must be this strong and fervent desire for something better and higher than ourselves. The Day Before the End of the World. The woman was a relative of people who attended their church, and they were not sure of her spiritual condition. (46). . God is still on the throne, NOTE: Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.   Matthew 26:41,                a. 3:7). ‘Steady then, keep cool and pray’ (Mof). ( Log Out /  "Power" is the Greek noun kratos, "ability to exhibit or express resident strength, might," and in our passage, "exercise ruling ability, power, rule, sovereignty." ], 1 Peter 4:7. Yes, even they often become more worldly with their advancing years, and manifest as great a backwardness to spiritual duties as they did in the earlier part of their existence. Grudem writes, ‘means that all the major events in God’s plan of redemption have occurred, and now all things are ready for Christ to return….all the previous acts in the drama of redemption have been completed---creation, fall, the calling of Abraham, the exodus from Egypt, the kingdom of Israel, the exile in Babylon and the return, the birth of Christ, his life, death and resurrection, his ascension into heaven, and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit to establish the church…All things are ready: the end of all things (the “goal” to which “all” these events have been leading) is at hand.’ (p. 173) Hamilton devotes a tremendous amount of space researching the background and usage of the phrase translated ‘at hand’. W. How, Church of England Pulpit, vol. HAVE THE PROPER REASON FOR OUR PRAYER LIFE, II. 2. An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. The supreme importance of love as the controlling factor in all relationships in the church,           4. Be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.—These words sum up the cautions given in 1 Peter 4:1-6, before passing on to the next subject. They were setting their affections on things above. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Look before you, and provide for eternity. Soundness of mind and sobriety are essential to the prayerful frame, and specially so where the believer suffers from the contagion of vicious surroundings and the distraction of trial. ii., p. 40. (7) The end of all things is at hand.—Or, hath come nigh; the same word (for instance) as in Matthew 4:17; Matthew 26:46. But the end of all things is at hand With respect to particular persons, the end of life, and which is the end of all things in this world to a man, is near at hand; which is but as an hand's breadth, passes away like a tale that is told, and is but as a vapour which appears for a … Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This is an idea nearly akin to the former, though perhaps more limited. It is, then, no wonder that the cares of this world overwhelm us, and make us drowsy, if the view of present things dazzles our eyes: for we promise, almost all of us, an eternity to ourselves in this world; at least, the end never comes to our mind. Food and housing for three days,           c. Then move on or get a job and be self-supporting,           I. It awaits the day of His return. HAVE THE PROPER USE OF OUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS, Filed under Bible Study, Discipleship, Sermon. There are memberships to academic organizations. Marriage, Singleness, and the Christian Virtue of Hospitality. This desire after spiritual growth will not come naturally and unsought for. Let them be offered up with constancy, with fervour, and with faith. The coming end of all things, enforcing this law of holiness, 1 Peter 4:7-11. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, ēngikemay refer either to proximity of place or time, and it always denotes that the place or the time referred to was not far off. They watched and prayed, their waiting was thus consecrated by prayer, and so when He did come He found them in a state of fitness to welcome Him. All the practical exhortations of this passage are founded upon the truth that "the end of all things is at hand." Luke 3:7). Last time we took our message from the epistle of 1st Peter where Peter encourages his readers how to respond as they lived in a world that hated them because it hated their Savior. 5:9, 10). ‘Soundness of the mind’ is seen as of great importance in the New Testament. Neither is it a time to panic or give up. NEARNESS TO DEATH A MOTIVE TO WATCHFULNESS. The Lord will come as a thief: He is "ready" (1 Peter 4:5) to judge the world at any moment: it is only God's long-suffering, that the Gospel may be preached as a witness to all nations, that lengthens out the time which is with Him still as nothing. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good. Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter) Sermon. We are simply administrators of that which belongs to God,           3. James 5:8; Romans 13:11; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 2:18). Yet, strange to say, there is hardly any passage of Scripture which has given rise to more frequent cavils than this simple assurance. Generous to Christian guest,           2. It was summer when we started and we end with summer not that far away. We Must Be Sober In Our Outlook,           1. and νήφειν, but: “unto prayer,” that is, so that you may always be in the right frame of mind for prayer. In light of what is ahead, be sober minded,                a. They are not interested in the day-to-day functions of the organization. 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