1 Peter 4 Bible Outline
– Suffering as Jesus did on earth (1 Peter 4:1-11)
– Count it as a blessing to suffer as a Christian (1 Peter 4:12-19)
1 Peter 4 Bible Study
In 1 Peter 4:1-7, we must suffer for Jesus jst like Jesus suffered for us while he was on earth. Often, unbelievers have bitterness in their hearts when they see someone come to know Jesus. The unbelievers may feel jealous about the happiness that the new believer receives. It can casued them to feel threatened because they realize their sins need to be forgiven as well but don’t know how to ask for help. As a Christian, we must be willing to suffer for Jesus’ name. In this way, we will be able to keep our conscience clear. We must stop sinning after accepting Jesus as our personal savior. We must stop following friends to parties and get drunk. On the judgment day, you have to answer to God for their actions. The judgment day is coming so we must behave ourselves properly and live for Jesus.
In 1 Peter 4:8-11, Christians must love each other and strive to live in peace. If someone needs shelter, we must welcome them into our home. Every one of us has a spiritual gift from God. We must use our spiritual gift properly in the ministry of God. Whatever you do, you must do it for Jesus so that his name will be glorified.
In 1 Peter 4:12-19, sufferings make our faith in Christ stronger. You should count it as a blessing when you suffer for Jesus. It shows that you are obeying God. You are suffering for the name of Jesus so you will surely be rewarded. It is different than suffering for a crime such as killing, stealing and cheating. Those who sin against God will be punished eternally. If you are suffering for the name of Jesus, you must show complete obedience towards God and keep on doing right so that you will get your heavenly rewards.