Friday, January 16, 2009
The Perfect Antidote
1 Peter 4: 12-19
"12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trail you are suffering... 13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14If you are insulted because of the name of Christ you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rest on you...16 However if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name....19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. "
Jude 1: 20-23
"20 But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. 21 Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. 22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 snatch others from the fire and save them..."
1 Peter 4: 11
"If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God my be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen."
1 Peter 3 :14
"...Do not fear what they fear..."
2 Peter 3:18
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen."