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Should we expect to always get our way?

Should we expect to always get our way?

We can learn to think like Jesus. He didn’t expect to get His own way.

Now that is radical. Who doesn’t want to get their own way? Seriously.

But that misses God’s goal for our lives. God has a goal for us. He wants us to love Him completely. That is all.

Who is Jesus? Was He rich?

Was Jesus rich in the eyes of God? Larry Pons walks us through 1 Peter 2:18-25 and helps us see God as He strengthens believers to serve under authorities. Christ was not only our example, but he is also our source for endurance and life in this age.

1 Peter 2:18-25 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Submission of Slaves to Masters

18 Household slaves, submit to your masters with all reverence not only to the good and gentle ones but also to the cruel. 19 For it brings favor if, because of a consciousness of God, someone endures grief from suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is there if when you do wrong and are beaten, you endure it? But when you do what is good and suffer, if you endure it, this brings favor with God.

21 For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 22 He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth; 23 when he was insulted, he did not insult in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten but entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree; so that, having died to sins, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but you have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

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4 Powerful Life Lessons from the Books of 1 Peter and 2 Peter 

Here is some great insight from Kristen Terrette holds a Master’s in Theological Studies and served as a Children’s Ministry Director for five years. She cherishes her Southern roots and currently lives forty-five minutes outside of Atlanta, GA. She’s following her dream by writing Christian fiction during the day and being a wife and mom come early afternoon when the family arrives home. She serves on the women’s leadership team at her church and writes for Wholly Loved Ministries and Crosswalk.com

Peter may have demonstrated more spiritual growth than any other New Testament character, going from a greatly flawed human to one redeemed and spiritually mature. My jaw drops at Peter’s actions, then cringes at how badly he eats his words at times.

Do you ever see a bit of yourself in Peter? Can you relate to his ignorance? Lack of self-control? Seemingly thoughtless questions? Quickness to bravery, then flip to cowardice?

Peter speaks to my heart because I think, He’s just like me. 

Through him, our eyes are opened to more of God’s Word, and we’re urged to take another step in our relationship with Jesus. Here are four powerful life lessons from 1 Peter and 2 Peter:

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4 Powerful Life Lessons from the Books of 1 Peter and 2 Peter – Bible Study



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Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — Sept 2 – Nov 9, 2019 | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. ow.ly/Nhag30oRYRK

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. http://ow.ly/l5SU30oS5pQ

Will God lead us in a direction that he won’t give us strength to endure?

GlorySome people don’t get what God is doing. They see His powerful Spirit working in us and are confused about what it means.

They ridicule, scoff, mock and minimize His mighty work. When that happens, we are fortunate. Nothing like some abuse heaped on us because of Him.

God has a goal for us. It may require that to bring glory to God we must suffer. Others may mock us because of what God is doing. We should consider ourselves fortunate.