Remembering Christ when you are suffering for His Cause
1 Peter Chapter 3:17-18
“ It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil ”.
Irritable (mareklamo) Patient
Proud (mapag-mataas) Humble
Critical (mapunahin) Forgiving
Jealous Happy when other succeed
Focus on rights Sacrificial
Self-centered God Centered
Making the Right Choices in Life?
…… ...Does it glorify God? (1 Cor 10:31)
.……..Does it help my witness for Christ? (1 Cor 9: 19:22)
……… Is it against a specific command in the Scripture and would cause me to sin? (1 Cor 10:12)
.……..Am I motivated by a desire to help others to know Christ? (1 Cor 9:23; 1 Cor 10:33)
……… Am I thinking only of myself, or do I truly care about the other person? (1 Cor 10:24)
……… Am I acting lovingly or selfishly? (1 Cor 10:28-31)
……… Will it cause someone else to sin? (1 Cor 10:32)
……… Does it help me do my best? (1 Cor 9:25)
……… Is it the best and most beneficial course of action (1 Cor 10:23; 33)
Why does God allow us to suffer for doing good?
“ Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character, and character hope.”
“ Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
“ Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory”.
How should we respond "Remember Christ's Suffering on the Cross" 1 Peter Chapter 3:18 “ For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit”.
1. Christ’s suffering is propitiatory
Significance of Christ Suffering on the Cross: 1 Peter 3:18 “ For Christ died for sins once…..
Hebrews 9:22 and 26-28
“ In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
verses 26-28 “Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Just as man is destined to die once after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time not to bear sin but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.”
2. Christ’s suffering is substitutionary
Significance of Christ Suffering on the Cross: 1 Peter 3:18 “ For Christ died for sins once FOR ALL..
2 Corinthians 5:21
“ God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God”
“ But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
3. Christ’s suffering is complete
Significance of Christ Suffering on the Cross: 1 Peter 3:18 “ For Christ died for sins once for all, THE RIGHTEOUS FOR THE UNRIGHTEOUS ….”
“ By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all . .”
4. Christ’s suffering is reconciliatory
Significance of Christ Suffering on the Cross: 1 Peter 3:18 “ It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, TO BRING YOU TO GOD.
5. Christ’s suffering is victorious.
Significance of Christ Suffering on the Cross: 1 Peter Chapter 3 verse 18: “ It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. HE WAS PUT TO DEATH IN THE BODY BUT MADE ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT”.
Christ’s suffering is propiatory
Christ’s suffering is substitutionary
Christ’s suffering is complete
Christ’s suffering is reconciliatory
Christ’s suffering is victorious
Significance of Christ Suffering on the Cross:
Romans 3:24…………We are justified (declared
“ not guilty” of sin).
Romans 8:1 ………….No condemnation awaits us
1 Cor 1:30…………….We are righteous and holy in
1 Cor 15:22………….. We will be made alive at the
2 Cor 5:17…………… We are new creation
Galatians 3:28……… We are one in Christ with all
Ephesians 1:3……… We are blessed with every
spiritual blessing in Christ
Our Identity in Christ
Ephesians 1:4………… We are holy, blameless and
covered with God’s love
Ephesians 1:5-6………. We are adopted as God’s
Ephesians 1:7…………..Our sins are taken away and we
Ephesians 1:13………….We are marked as belonging to
God by the Holy Spirit
Ephesians 2:6…………..We have been raised up to sit
with Christ in glory
Ephesians 2:10…………We are God’s work of art
Ephesians 3:6…………..We share in the promise in
Ephesians 3:12…………We can come with freedom and
confidence into God’s Presence
Our Identity in Christ
Ephesians 5:29-30……. We are members
of Christ’s body, in church
Colossians 2;10………. We have been
given fullness in Christ
Colossians 2:11………..We are set free
from our sinful nature
2 Timothy 2;10………..We will have
Our Identity in Christ
“ Your attitude must be like my own, for I the Messiah, did not come to be served, but to serve and to give my life.”
Six (6) Attitudes of Servant
C ARING -> Focus on the needs of others and not on your needs.
H UMBLE -> Do not promote or call the attention of others.
3. R EADY ALWAYS -> Always be ready to take a step of faith for your service to the Lord.
I MITATOR OF CHRIST -> Commit and attach yourself to Jesus
S ECURED IN CHRIST -> Serve God not People
6. T OWEL BEARER -> Do your service out of love for one another.
1. God will bless you because you suffer for His name.
2. God uses the suffering to bring blessing to others.
1. What new thoughts did God reveal to you during the lecture?
2. How did God bless you after you became Christian?