1 Peter 3:14-15 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; … More Picture this text as a sandwich
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. (1 Peter 3:8-9) John Piper, in a sermon, “Your Calling … More Go on trusting in God’s future grace.
“While being reviled, He [Jesus] did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously.”—1 Peter 2:23 John Piper, in a sermon “How To Suffer for Doing What Is Right” Here is one of the most important keys to how patient endurance of unjust suffering … More God is the final judge and will settle accounts justly
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9) John Piper, in a sermon “Christian Identity and Christian Destiny” God made us who we are … More What is the meaning of our identity?
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. I do not receive glory from people. But I know that you do not have the love of God within … More Embrace your Scriptures
Moab shall be destroyed and be no longer a people, because he magnified himself against the Lord. Jeremiah 48:42 Let them be put to shame and disappointed altogether who rejoice at my calamity! Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me! Psalm 35:26 WHO and HOW do YOU magnify? John … More Two kinds of magnifying…get it right!
John 5:25-29 “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27 And … More Jesus raises them all.
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ…..He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers … More Increase your faith and hope in God
When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps … More The Compassion of Christ
So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at … More See the grace and power of Jesus