LIVING HOPE #23: The Trials of Life
Topic: Sunday Worship Passage: 1 Peter 4:12–4:16, Philippians 4, Matthew 5:10–5:12, Isaiah 11:1–11:4
November 1, 2020 Rev. Thomas M. Cox
LIVING HOPE #23:
The Trials of Life
1 Peter 4:12-16
A) TRIALS ARE… (vss. 12, 13)
- Not S__________________ or S____________
- For your T____________
- Cause for R________________
B) A NEW BEATITUDE (vss. 14-16)
- Blessed are the R__________ believers, for the Spirit of G______ and of God R____ on them.
- Christians suffer I____________ in Christ’s N______ for the glory of God.
1 Peter 4:12-16 (ESV)
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed. 14If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. Amen.