The Laws of the Christian Life
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The Laws of the Christian Life

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To encourage believers, who were facing fearful suffering and give them Hope.

To encourage believers, who were facing fearful suffering and give them Hope.

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  • 1 Peter 5:6-11
  • To encourage believers, who were facing fearful suffering and give them Hope. To do this he reminded them of: their future inheritance(1:4-5) that suffering is for a purpose(1:6-7) that JESUS also suffered(2:21).• Peter exhorts them to be faithful to Christ in the midst of these bitter persecution whenever they come (1:12).
  • To provoke the Readers to live of holiness, love,growth and testimony (1:12 - 2:12)To call for humble submission of believers in allearthly relationship which included civilauthorities(2:13-17), Servants to masters (2:18-25), wives to husbands (3:1-8) and submit toleader of the church with humble attitude.
  • Four Laws of Christian Life:1. The law of Christian Humility, v.5-6 Do you have Humility? Are you Humble? Why there is a need for us to stay Humble? a. Humility brings blessing (2 chron. 7:14) b. Humility brings more Grace (James 4:6) c. Humility brings Wisdom (Proverbs 11:2)
  • The phrase “ the mighty hand of GOD” is common in the old testament; and it is most often used in connection with the deliverance which GOD wrought for his people when he brought them out of Egypt. Exodus 13:9 “ with a strong hand” Deuteronomy 3:24 “ thy greatness and thy mighty hand” Deuteronomy 9:26 “ with a mighty hand”
  • 2. The Law of Christian Serenity v.7 Cast you burden on the Lord “ Psalm 55:22”. Do not be anxious about tomorrow “Matthew 6:25-34” “Casting” (EPIRRIPTO) means to throw something on something else or someone else
  • 3. The law of Christian Effort and of Christian vigilance v.8-9 We must be sober. The Christian is the man who Trust but at the same time puts all his effort and all his vigilance into the business of Living for Christ.
  • 4. The law of Christian Suffering v.9-11 Every words tells us something about what suffering is designed by GOD to do for a man.a) Through suffering GOD will restore a man.b) Through suffering GOD will establish a man.c) Through suffering GOD will strengthen a man.d) Through suffering GOD will settle a man.