suffering, 1 Peter 3:17-22; 4:1, John 16:33; John 15:21-22, Six ways we are strengthened for suffering: 1. We are not out of God's will. 2. Christ suffered. 3. Jesus has brought us safely to God. 4. Remember Noah. 5. Remember your baptism. 6. Remember where Jesus ended up
1Peter 3:8-17, 5 rules of engagement: 1 keep your community connections clean; 2 meet mistreatment with blessing; 3 fanatics about being good; 4 make Jesus the governor of your life; 5 be prepared to answer, Psalm 34; Isaiah 8; Jeremiah 29; Ephesians 4:3
1 Peter 2: 13-25: 3:1-7, proactive submission, cultural way verses kingdom way, Doctrine first then practice, Guiding principles for proactive submission: We are God's slaves; Jesus acted this way; Jesus healed us.
1 Peter 2:9-12, Understanding our purpose is key to who we are; is essential if our lives are to be lived with any beauty and grace; is bearing up under the difficulties of life, Challenges: Philosophical, Theological, Social / Cultural, Practical
1 Peter 2:4-10, God has a local address (it's worth it.), Jesus is a fork (so don't be surprised.), This is huge (and we are part of it). (So stay in the game.), Galatians 6:9-10, Luke 9:23-26 or Mark 8:34-37 or Matthew 16:24-26, Ephesians 2:19-21