The Sunday School Lesson Life In God's Grace by David McGee
Apr 28, 2019
Life In God's Grace (42:46)
Referenced Scriptures: 1 Peter 1:13-23; 1 Peter 2:18-25; 1 Peter 3:13-18; 1 Peter 4:1-16
The scriptures below are from the WEB Bible.
1 Peter 1:13-23
13) Therefore, prepare your minds for action, be sober and set your hope perfectly on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ --
14) as children of obedience, not conforming yourselves according to your former lusts as in your ignorance,
15) but just as he who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all of your behavior;
16) because it is written, "You shall be holy; for I am holy."
17) If you call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judges according to each man‘s work, pass the time of your living as strangers here in reverent fear:
18) knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers,
19) but with precious blood, as of a lamb without spot, the blood of Christ;
20) who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of times for your sake,
21) who through him are believers in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.
22) Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:
23) having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which lives and remains forever.
1 Peter 2:18-25
18) Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.
19) For it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience toward God.
20) For what glory is it, if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God.
21) For to this were you called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps,
22) who did not sin, "neither was deceit found in his mouth."
23) Who, when he was reviled, didn‘t revile back. When he suffered, didn‘t threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously;
24) who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.
25) For you were going astray like sheep; but are now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
1 Peter 3:13-18
13) Now who is he who will harm you, if you become imitators of that which is good?
14) But even if you should suffer for righteousness‘ sake, you are blessed. "Don‘t fear what they fear, neither be troubled."
15) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear:
16) having a good conscience; that, while you are spoken against as evildoers, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ.
17) For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for doing well than for doing evil.
18) Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring you to God; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
1 Peter 4:1-16
1) Forasmuch then as Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind; for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin;
2) that you no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
3) For we have spent enough of our past time living in doing the desire of the Gentiles, and to have walked in lasciviousness, lusts, drunken binges, orgies, carousings, and abominable idolatries.
4) They think it is strange that you don‘t run with them into the same excess of riot, blaspheming:
5) who will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
6) For to this end was the gospel preached even to the dead, that they might be judged indeed as men in the flesh, but live as to God in the spirit.
7) But the end of all things is near. Therefore be of sound mind, self-controlled, and sober in prayer.
8) And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins.
9) Be hospitable one to another without grumbling.
10) According as each has received a gift, be ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the grace of God in its various forms.
11) If any man speaks, let it be as it were oracles of God. If any man serves, let it be as of the strength which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, whose is the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
12) Beloved, don‘t be astonished at the fiery trial which has come upon you, to test you, as though a strange thing happened to you.
13) But because you are partakers of Christ‘s sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also you may rejoice with exceeding joy.
14) If you are insulted for the name of Christ, blessed are you; because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. On their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.
15) For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil doer, or as a meddler in other men‘s matters.
16) But if one of you suffers for being a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this matter.
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