Inspecting the Expected (1 Peter 4:1-19)


Rev. Clint Smith
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Inspecting the Expected – 1 Peter 4:1-19

Peter commands Christians to fight like warriors in order to keep the spiritual mind of Christ. Our thoughts and responses should all be seasoned with truth, smothered in grace.

A Christian’s old sinful life is in the rearview mirror. Enough time has been wasted in sin, so a Believer must not look back or go back there.

When a person becomes a Christian, their unbelieving family and friends can become resentful and surprised that they do not think like them, value their values, and run hand in hand with them into sin.

Jesus Christ is the Judge and all, the living and the dead. The Gospel gives all men the opportunity to repent and live according to God in the spirit. 1 John 3:1-23
Christ Jesus is soon to return. Christians must be serious and watchful, using their God-given spiritual gifts for His glory.

Fiery ordeals will take place in the Christian’s life. These things take place to test the quality of a Christian’s faith. Christians must not act as though something strange or unusual is happening to them.

Christians must share in Christ’s sufferings. The faithful keep on rejoicing, so that when His glory is revealed, they will rejoice with great joy.

Blessings are promised to those who are insulted and reviled for bearing the name of Christ. Why? Because the Holy Spirit of glory and of God rests upon the Believer, regardless of the circumstances. The world curses Jesus, we worship Him.

Christians must inspect their lives daily. We have been saved by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Christians should continue to do right and commit their souls to their Creator God. This is His will.

When you inspect your life are you doing what God expects?