Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church
Cultivating Christlike Living
July 12, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Peter 3:9,

Cultivating Christlike Living

July 12, 2020 / 1 Peter 3:9

Cultivating Christlike Living

Surviving Times of Suffering

1 Peter 3:8-12

 

In these verses, Peter is not concluding his letter but summing up the section that began in 2:11 to live as “aliens and strangers” in their conflict with fleshly desires (2:11-12), when they are treated unjustly by the government (2:11-17), unfairly by their masters (2:18-25), and in the challenges of married life (3:1-7).  When Peter sums up the virtues of the ideal “resident alien” living in the world, he’s asking them to do more than simply believe something is true – he wants to see it in their lives.   

 

A belief is something you’ll argue about, but a conviction is something you’ll .

 

1. A general attitude of   (v. 8)

 

FIVE-FOLD DESCRIPTION

 

A. Like-minded – cooperation in the .   

 

“In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.”

 

John 17:21

 

“May the mind of Christ my Savior / Live in me from day to day. / By his love and power controlling / All I do and say.” (Kate Wilkinson)

 

Psalm 119:9, 11

 

Philippians 2:2, 5

B. Be sympathetic –  to have your hurts

 

Romans 12:15

 

1 Corinthians 12:26

C. Love one another –

 

1 John 3:14

 

D. Compassion is

 

Ephesians 4:32

 

E. Humility – to have a of ourselves before God. 

 

2. By our (v. 9)

 

Matthew 5:44, 45

 

Matthew 5:11, 12

 

Romans 12:14, 17

 

1 Thessalonians 5:15

 

3. By our (vv. 10-12)

 

A. Because Scripture (v. 10)

 

Psalm 34

 

B. Because God (v. 12)

 

1 Peter 5:7

 

Romans 5:6-8

 

Daily Meditations

 

Memory verse: “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:9

 

Monday

Read 1 Peter 3:8-12. Peter lists 5 things that we need in order to relate rightly to one another.  List those five things and give a brief explanation of each one:

 

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5.

 

Which of these things is hardest for you to demonstrate to others and which is easiest?

 

 

 

Tuesday

Read 1 Peter 3:8-12. What incredible challenge did Peter give his readers in verses 8 and 9?

 

 

 

 

When are you tempted to return evil with evil and insult with insult? Why?

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Read 1 Peter 3:8-12. Why did Peter instruct his readers to live at peace with everyone in verse 9?

 

 

 

 

Why do our words get us into so much trouble?

 

 

 

Thursday

Read 1 Peter 3:8-12. According to verses 10 and 11, what must a person do who wants to love life?

 

 

 

 

What concrete actions can we use to promote harmony?

 

 

 

 

Friday

Read 1 Peter 3:8-12. Who does God listen to?  See verse 12.   

 

 

 

 

 

How could suffering for doing right be a blessing?

 

 

 

 

Saturday

Read 1 Peter 3:8-12. What can you do over the next few days to promote harmony between you and the believers you know?

 

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