‘Living with a sense of urgency’ - First Peter Series

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9. ‘Living with a sense of urgency’ 1 Peter 4:1-11

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1 Peter 4:7-11 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen

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1 Peter 4:7-11 7 The end of all things is near…

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1 Corinthians 10:11 (New Living Translation) These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age.

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Matthew 24:1-3 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2 “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” 3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?

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Acts 1:7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or dates which the Father has fixed by His own authority”

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Luke 12:35-36 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.

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THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST

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THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST 318 times in NT in 210 chapters

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THE NATURE OF HIS RETURN

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THE NATURE OF HIS RETURN Personal Revelation 22:7 Behold I am coming soon

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THE NATURE OF HIS RETURN Personal Revelation 22:7 Behold I am coming soon Literal Acts 1:11 This same Jesus…

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THE NATURE OF HIS RETURN Personal Revelation 22:7 Behold I am coming soon Literal Acts 1:11 This same Jesus… Visible Revelation 1:7

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THE NATURE OF HIS RETURN Personal Revelation 22:7 Behold I am coming soon Literal Acts 1:11 This same Jesus… Visible Revelation 1:7 Sudden 1 Cor 15:52 – in the twinkling of an eye

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THE NATURE OF HIS RETURN Personal Revelation 22:7 Behold I am coming soon Literal Acts 1:11 This same Jesus… Visible Revelation 1:7 Sudden 1 Cor 15:52 – in the twinkling of an eye Unexpected Mt 24:44 So you also must be ready because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him

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THE NATURE OF HIS RETURN Personal Revelation 22:7 Behold I am coming soon Literal Acts 1:11 This same Jesus… Visible Revelation 1:7 Sudden 1 Cor 15:52 – in the twinkling of an eye Unexpected Mt 24:44 So you also must be ready because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him Glorious Mt 24:30 ..coming on the clouds with power and glory

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THE TIME OF HIS RETURN

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THE TIME OF HIS RETURN No one knows Matt 24:36 No one knows about that day or hour, not even angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father

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THE TIME OF HIS RETURN No one knows Matt 24:36 No one knows about that day or hour, not even angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father There will be Signs Matt 24:6 ‘you will hear of wars and rumours of wars’

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ATTITUDES TO THIS TEACHING

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ATTITUDES TO THIS TEACHING Disbelief

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ATTITUDES TO THIS TEACHING Disbelief Hostility

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ATTITUDES TO THIS TEACHING Disbelief Hostility Apathy

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ATTITUDES TO THIS TEACHING Disbelief Hostility Apathy Fear

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ATTITUDES TO THIS TEACHING Disbelief Hostility Apathy Fear Expectancy

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HOW CAN IT ENCOURAGE US AND BUILD OUR FAITH TODAY?

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HOW CAN IT ENCOURAGE US AND BUILD OUR FAITH TODAY? Reminds us of the ‘spiritual side’ of life

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HOW CAN IT ENCOURAGE US AND BUILD OUR FAITH TODAY? Reminds us of the ‘spiritual side’ of life Gives us hope

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HOW CAN IT ENCOURAGE US AND BUILD OUR FAITH TODAY? Reminds us of the ‘spiritual side’ of life Gives us hope Motivates us to mission

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HOW CAN IT ENCOURAGE US AND BUILD OUR FAITH TODAY? Reminds us of the ‘spiritual side’ of life Gives us hope Motivates us to mission Stirs us up to serve diligently

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HOW CAN IT ENCOURAGE US AND BUILD OUR FAITH TODAY? Reminds us of the ‘spiritual side’ of life Gives us hope Motivates us to mission Stirs us up to serve diligently Motivates us to holy living

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1 Peter 4:7-11 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore…………..

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1 Peter 4:7-11 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen

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1 Peter 4:7-11 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all , love each other deeply , because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen

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1 Peter 4:7-11 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all , love each other deeply , because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen

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1 Peter 4:7-11 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all , love each other deeply , because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen

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1 Peter 4:7-11 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all , love each other deeply , because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen

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REFLECTION

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REFLECTION If Jesus came back today what would he find you doing?

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REFLECTION If Jesus came back today what would he find you doing? 1 Jn 2:28 Now little children abide in him, so that when he appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming’.

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REFLECTION If Jesus came back today what would he find you doing? 1 Jn 2:28 Now little children abide in him, so that when he appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming’. Live with a sense of urgency!

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