In 1 Peter 4:12-19, the apostle reminds us that as pilgrims in this fallen world, we are not to be surprised, we are not to be ashamed, and we are not to doubt God's faithfulness when sufferings come. This was how believers throughout history endured unimaginable sufferings.
Scripture Readings: Genesis 6:5-8; 1 Peter 4:1-11 â€¢ Text: 1 Peter 4:1-11 May 17, 2009 To download a printer-friendly PDF version of this sermon, click here. My wife recently had a conversation with a Filipino lay pastor who is relatively well off compared with most Filipino pastors. He was very thankful for all the blessings [...]
This is the good news for you: that not only are you united to him in his suffering and dying unjustly for your sin, but also in his glorious resurrection. This is your hope as you continue in your pilgrimage in this perishing world of pain and persecution.