A LIVING HOPE: TIME 1 PETER 4:1-6

TUESDAY 6/9/20  TIME – 1 Peter 4:1-6
 
  • How important is your TIME to yourself?
  • How important is your TIME as a follower of Christ to our heavenly Father?
  • Think about the previous day – did you waste any of your time?  What could you have done differently that would impact your relationship with the Lord?   
In verse one, Peter says we are to arm ourselves with the same way of thinking (attitude) as Jesus Christ.
 
Read Philippians 2:5-11, Romans 2:2, 1 Corinthians 2:16.
 
What happens when we begin to desire the “mind of Christ” – to follow His examples – to pursue the Fruit of the Spirit?  (Galatians 5:22-23)  
 
Spend time praying for the discipline and desire for the Holy Spirit to guide you and direct you in the Time you have left.
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY 6/10/20   TIME – 1 Peter 4:1-6
 
1 Peter 4:1 says we are to resist sin!  Identify sins or activities (or attitudes) you need to delete from your life.
If you commit to making these changes – resisting sin – how does this impact your time?
 
1 Peter 4:2 says we are to live the rest of our time for the Will of God!
 
What does the will of God mean to you?
 
y do we experience an ongoing battle between our will and pursuing (surrendering to) God’s will?  Identify your greatest area of struggle.  (If unable to, ask the Lord to reveal to you what you place over God’s will.  Matthew 6:33
 
How do you pursue and desire God’s will in your life?  Is it just something that happens?  What needs to take place in your heart – your relationship with Jesus Christ?
 
 
 
THURSDAY 6/11/20  TIME – 1 Peter 4:1-6
 
1 Peter 4:3 speaks of evil and immoral activities – how we are to let go the past!
 
What things in your past have you struggled with?  Has your past distracted you, kept you from growing spiritually or serving the Lord?
 
Satan often uses guilt to make us ineffective even after we have received forgiveness from the Lord!
 
Read Philippians 3:12-14.  Paul states we are to focus on “one thing” – Jesus Christ forgetting the past!
 
Spend time praying today that the Lord will give you the strength to let go of the past and pursue the will of God for the rest of your time.
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY 6/12/20  1 Peter 4:1-6
 
1 Peter 4:4-6 speaks of reaching the lost!  The gospel is to be preached to all the world!  Matthew 28:18-20
 
Do you have co-workers, neighbors, friends, or family members who do not understand your faith in Jesus Christ?  How do they respond to you!
 
Have compassion for them!  Pray for them!  Love them!  Serve them!  Have patience!  Continue to pray!
 
It is not our place to judge, but one day the Lord will judge both Christians and non-Christians.
 
Remember they are blind!  1 Corinthians 4:3-4  Remember they are dead!  Ephesians 2:1-2
 
They need truth – Light – Hope!
 
Pray for opportunities to share the Gospel!  Pray for the lost!
Pray for a sense of urging in our lives and our church to reach the lost!
 
 
 
SATURDAY 6/13/20  TIME
 
Spend TIME today praying for the services tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. and the 12:00 PM FBC Kidz Hour.
 
Read and pray through 1 Peter 4:7-11.
 
Pray for our people to return to worship together in Spirit and in Truth!