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Category: 1 Peter (Page 2 of 4)

The Journey of the Mind

The Journey of the Mind — 1 Peter 4:1-6

Our feet step where our minds have already traveled.

I. I must think correctly about pleasure and pain. (1-2)

II. I must think correctly about passion and purpose. (3-4)

III. I must think correctly about autonomy and accountability. (5-6)

A Winning Marriage

A Winning Marriage — 1 Peter 3:1-7

Both husbands and wives can win in marriage, though their strategies must differ.

I. A wife’s winning strategy. (1-6)

  • Submission vs. control (1a)
  • Conduct vs. words (1b-2)
  • Internal vs. external (3a, 4a)
  • Character vs. cosmetics (3)
  • Rest vs. fear (6b)

II. A husband’s winning strategy. (7)

  • A shared life
  • A shared mind
  • A shared calling
  • A shared honor
  • A shared inheritance

Life on the Path of Pain

Life on the Path of Pain — 1 Peter 2:18-25

I. A Painful Path. (18-20)

  • Actions
    • Submission. (18a)
    • Endurance. (19-20)
  • Attitudes
    • The fear of God. (18b, 19b)
    • The calling of God. (21a)
  • Aims
    • Salvation. (12)
    • Silence. (15)
    • Approval. (19a)

II. A Perfect Path. (21-25)

  • Christ’s sufferings as an example. (21-25)
    • A pattern to be copied. (21a)
    • A path to be followed. (21b)
  • Christ’s sufferings as redemption. (26-28)
    • Freedom from bondage. (24a)
    • Healing from sickness. (24b)
    • Care in lostness. (25)
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