~5/26- 1 Peter 2:18-25- witness in difficulty- servants and masters
Justin preaches all 3 (Steve and Paul out)
1 Peter 2:18-25 New Living Translation (NLT)/Slaves
18 You who are slaves must submit to your masters with all respect.[a] Do what they tell you—not only if they are kind and reasonable, but even if they are cruel. 19 For God is pleased when, conscious of his will, you patiently endure unjust treatment.20 Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you.
21 For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered[b] for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.
22 He never sinned,
nor ever deceived anyone.[c]
23 He did not retaliate when he was insulted,
nor threaten revenge when he suffered.
He left his case in the hands of God,
who always judges fairly.
24 He personally carried our sins
in his body on the cross
so that we can be dead to sin
and live for what is right.
By his wounds
you are healed.
25 Once you were like sheep
who wandered away.
But now you have turned to your Shepherd,
the Guardian of your souls.
1 Peter 2:18-25 The Message (MSG)/The Kind of Life He Lived
18-20 You who are servants, be good servants to your masters—not just to good masters, but also to bad ones. What counts is that you put up with it for God’s sake when you’re treated badly for no good reason. There’s no particular virtue in accepting punishment that you well deserve. But if you’re treated badly for good behavior and continue in spite of it to be a good servant, that is what counts with God.
21-25 This is the kind of life you’ve been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step.
He never did one thing wrong,
Not once said anything amiss.
They called him every name in the book and he said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right. He used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became your healing. You were lost sheep with no idea who you were or where you were going. Now you’re named and kept for good by the Shepherd of your souls.
~6/2- 1 Peter 3:1-7- witness in difficulty- husbands and wives
Shortened Service/Baptism/Communion/Congregational Meeting
~6/9- 1 Peter 3:8-12-witness in difficulty- summary of attitudes and actions
~6/16- 1 Peter 3:13-22- future vindication- suffering and baptism
/Justin out/Steve?/Kids Sing VBS!
~6/23- 1 Peter 4:1-11- future vindication- lifestyle of faithfulness
Steve all 3/Paul out
~6/30- 1 Peter 4:12-19- suffering and future hope- sharing the sufferings of Jesus/July 4 week
~7/7-1 Peter 5:1-5- suffering and future hope- serving God and leadership- humility
July 4 week/Steve out?
~7/14- 1 Peter 5:6-14- suffering and future hope- humble before God and resisting evil
~7/21- 2 Peter 1:1-15- Peter's final challenge- participants in the divine nature and purpose of the letter
~7/28- 2 Peter 1:16-20- objection #1- apostles made it up/experience of Jesus and prophetic scripture
Justin all 3-Paul and Steve out
~8/4- 2 Peter 2:1-13a- obection #2- no final reckoning or judgement- teachers corrupt way of life, leads to slavery
Communion/Steve all 3- Paul and Justin out
~8/11- 2 Peter 2:13b-22- objection #2- no fial reckoning or judgement- teachers corrupt way of life, leads to slavery
~8/18- 2 Peter 3:1-11- objection #3- when Jesus going to return?-teahers distorted theology vs God's purpose to remove evil
~8/25- 2 Peter 3: 11-16- objection #3- when Jesus going to return? teadhrs distorted theology vs God's purpose to remove evil
~9/1- 2 Peter 3: 17-18- final exhortation