A LIVING HOPE: The Rest of Your Time! 1 Peter 4:7-11

TUESDAY 6/16/20
 
Verse 7 opens with “The end of all things is at hand;”
 
What is the meaning of this?
 
Christ came to earth 2,000 years ago and after 33 years, He died on a cross for our sins that we may choose forgiveness.  He died in our place that we could have a relationship with the Father.
 
The last days began at Christ’s coming 2,000 years ago and will end upon His return (second coming).  Read 1 Thessalonians 8:2, Matthew 24:36, Matthew 25:13.
 
No one knows the date and time of His return, but as Christians we should live each day as He is returning at anytime!
 
Describe how we should be using the rest of our time here on earth!  What do you think Christ desires from us?
 
Verse one also tells us to be self-controlled and sober-minded – for what reason?
 
Describe being sober-minded.
 
How important are these traits to your prayer life?
 
Describe the importance of prayer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and in making the most of the rest of your time for the Kingdom of God.
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY 6/17/20  1 Peter 4:7-11
 
Verse 8 says “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” (ESV)
The key thought in verse 8 is “loving one another”!  How important is this to you – to our church – to Jesus Christ?
 
How can “loving one another” help us in times of suffering?
 
Read Mark 12:30-31, 1 Corinthians 13:13, Proverbs 10:12.
 
How can “loving one another” overcome conflict and disagreements?
 
How can “loving one another” help us forgive -having the same type of love Christ has for us?  John 13:34
 
“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:35 (ESV)
 
When the world sees us – the church living out this type of love – how might it impact them?
 
Think of one change you can make today to help invest more of your time in God’s work.
 
 
 
THURSDAY 6/18/20  1 Peter 4:7-11
 
“Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.”  1 Peter 4:9 (ESV)
 
Define hospitality.
 
When have you been shown hospitality in a time of need?
 
What is the difference between hospitality and entertaining?
 
How are some of the ways hospitality might cost you?  (financially, time, emotionally)
 
How might it impact the one or ones receiving the hospitality?
 
“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:35 (ESV)
 
Think of an opportunity or time you might show hospitality to someone in the near future.  
 
Pray for God to use you in this person’s (or persons’) life.
 
 
 
FRIDAY  6/19/20  1 Peter 4:7-11
 
In verse 9 it speaks of using our spiritual gift to save others.
 
Read Romans 12:4-8 and 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 to help identify your spiritual gift.
 
Are you using the spiritual gift the Lord has given you to serve others?
 
Every believer has at least one spiritual gift, given to us to serve others, by the Lord.  Some gifts are noticed and some are not; however, each gift is important and enables us to serve one another!
 
Where does our strength to serve come from?  (verse 11)
 
Working and serving together (and serving each other) as a body of believers (a church) glorifies the Lord!
 
Describe a church that serves one another, and the impact that has on those outside the Church.
 
Pray!  “…in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.  To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever.  Amen.”  1 Peter 4:11b (ESV)
 
 
 
SATURDAY 6/20/20
 
Pray that you will become intentional in using your Time for the glory of God in these Last Days!
 
Pray Harder!
 
Love One Another!
 
Serve One Another!
 
For the Purpose of Glorifying God!
 
Pray for Sunday, June 21st, 11:00 a.m. message.  1 Peter 4:12-19
 
Pray for our Country!!!