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Led by the Spirit - Part 5

SUFFERING                                     Page 6

V. 9 ** So in the midst of our suffering for the truth of the gospel, what is to be our preoccupation regarding this deceptive adversary?

We must “resist him, firm in our faith”.

** Peter let’s us know that we are not alone, who else has been successful in “Suffering” for the Lord?

“...your brethren who are in the world...” have been experiencing the same type of suffering. They have done it by God’s grace and so can we! (2Timothy 3:12)

V.10 ** We know that it is God’s expressed will for Christians to experience “Suffering” while living for Jesus Christ, but how much longer will it go on?

“...a little while...” Possibly our entire lives!
cf. James 4:14, Psalm 90:10 and 2Corinthians 4:16-17

** Peter says that the “God of all grace...called you to His eternal glory in Christ”. What has He yet to do
for us in the future?

He will: Perfect (to bring to completion), Confirm (to stabilize by providing support), Strengthen (with God’s indwelling strength) and Establish (a secure foundation upon which something rests).

** How does that encourage your heart’s willingness to accept the “Suffering” role to which God has called us?

We know that we can do all things through Him who strengthens us! (Philippians 4:13)

V.11 ** What should be our worshipful response to all that God has given to us, even though we have been called to suffer for His name’s sake?

We should respond in worship - “To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen!”

EXTRICATE

** This study has shown us the expressed will of God for all Christians to be willing to experience “Suffering” for the name of Christ. What did verse 19 of chapter four teach us about that suffering?

It is actually the design of God and proves it is according to His will. We should respond with trust!

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