Sunday, March 25, 2007

Facing An End - 1 Peter 4:7-11

We all face ends in our lives. There are times when certain parts of our life come to an end - things will never be the way they were before. These can be good times, like a graduation or a birth. They can also be hard times, like the dissolution of a relationship or a death. How do we react to these situations? How do we respond to changes? Peter writes about facing big changes in 1 Peter 4:7-11.

When facing an End, Peter says we should:
  • Be Clear-Minded and Self-Controlled
    7b - Therefore be clear-minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
  • Be Loving
    8 - Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.
  • Be Hospitable
    9 - Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
Use God's Words and God's Strength to do all these things to praise Him.