The Patient Suffering

1 Peter 4:1 (MEV): Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, Therefore. Peter is using all he has written before. That is, what Jesus has already done for us. He even tells us …

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Jesus is our Example in Submitting to Suffering

1 Peter 2:18–19 (MEV): Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God a person endures grief, suffering unjustly. It is an ugly and brutal world. Back in our previous excisions (verse 13,) …

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The Living Temple of God

1 Peter 2:5 (MEV): you also, as living stones, are being built up into a spiritual house as a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. From our previous excursion we note some important things: What God is doing is new, and it is alive. It is …

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Jesus as Stones

1 Peter 2:4–5 (MEV): Coming to Him as to a living stone who is rejected by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up into a spiritual house as a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Peter presents …

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Those Who are Sanctified are All of One

1 Peter 1:10–12 (MEV): Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that should come to you have inquired and searched diligently, seeking the events and time the Spirit of Christ, who was within them, signified when He foretold the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them …

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Especially to Those Who Believe

1 Timothy 4:10 (MEV): For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Sometimes, Scripture is very precise in what is being said. Many times, that precision is glossed over. This is one of those …

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Jesus is Best in Every Way

This is what is being taught in the book of Hebrews. It teaches of the superiority of the new covenant in Jesus. It relies on a familiarity with the Torah and the commands set forth there. Hebrews 6:1–3 (MEV): Therefore, leaving the elementary principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to maturity, …

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