008 – August 2018

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THE CALL OF ELISHA THE PROPHET

1 Kings 19:19-21 (NKJV):

So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him. …
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THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING AND THE DAY OF THE LORD

2 Peter 3:1-13 (NKJV):

Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Saviour, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, …
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PUT ON THE GARMENT OF HUMILITY

1 Peter 5:5-14 (NKJV):

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”…
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EXHORTATION TO ELDERS

1 Peter 5:1-4 (NKJV):

The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, …
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GLORIFY GOD WHILE SUFFERING AS A CHRISTIAN

1 Peter 4:12-19 (NKJV):

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. …
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THE CHRISTIAN COUPLE

1 Peter 3:1-7 (NKJV):

Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. …
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BEWARE

1 Peter 4:7-11 (NKJV):

But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” …
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ETERNITY IN FOCUS

1 Peter 4:1-6 (NKJV):

Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. …
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FINDING PURPOSE IN CHRISTIAN SUFFERING

1 Peter 3:13-22 (NKJV):

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defence to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; …
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CALLED TO LOVE

1 Peter 3:8-12 (NKJV):

Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tender hearted, be courteous; 9not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. …
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