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DEVOTIONALS
05-Jul-2004
Preparing for persecution [Wasserfall Collection]
    So then, Peter makes clear what he has intimated in verses 12 through 18 about suffering for being a Christian: that it is Godís will. Our suffering for Christ thus being Godís will, requires that we act in obedience to that will, for to love God is ...
28-Jun-2004
Preparing for persecution [Wasserfall Collection]
    1 Peter 4:17 reads ďFor it is time for judgement to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?Ē Notice the semicolon after Ďthe family of God.í Therefore read 1 Pete ...
21-Jun-2004
Preparing for persecution [Wasserfall Collection]
    Up until now, Peterís teaching on how to suffer for being a Christian has been to not be surprised that we do suffer for preaching the name of Jesus, but rather to rejoice for bearing and suffering under His name, and thanking God that because of it, ...
14-Jun-2004
Preparing for persecution [Wasserfall Collection]
    If we were to take the first three words of 1 Peter 4:15, “If you suffer,” and amend them with the phrase ‘for Christ,’ the meaning of the rest of the verse becomes manifestly clear. One might well ask though how is it even p ...
07-Jun-2004
Preparing for persecution [Wasserfall Collection]
    This Scripture is a link right back to Christ’s great promises of living a kingdom life in a fallen world—the beatitudes: “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because o ...
31-May-2004
Preparing for persecution [Wasserfall Collection]
    It is a fact of human existence that the amount of joy we experience in receiving a long awaited and hoped for object is proportionate to the amount of suffering undergone waiting for that object. One just need remember those I-can’t-wait-any- ...
24-May-2004
Preparing for persecution [Wasserfall Collection]
    Dear friends, we are indeed strangers in this world, scattered throughout the earth, many of us living in places not dissimilar to the Asia Minor Peter was writing to (1 Pet 1:1). Asia Minor was a world of brisk trade, and comfortable easy living. ...