Sermon Sunday May 26, 2013

A small sampling of the sufferings in my life this week would include waiting 4 hours in a car dealership for repairs that were supposed to cost $150 that now look like $500. It would include listening to the story of a disintegrating marriage, a triple bogey on hole 15 and, by far, worst of all, standing at a graveside burying a young man. Suffering. Yuck! Nobody wants it.  What do you do with it?

Peter says, “Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting to get your own way.”


Sermon, May 26, 2013 – Andrew Allison 1 Peter 4:1-11

Study Questions: 1 Peter 4:1-11

  1.  This may sound gory but describe what you know about Jesus’ sufferings.
  2.  How could Jesus’ suffering help you in your suffering?
  3.  Have you ever had someone turn on you because you chose to follow Jesus? Tell that story.
  4. Of the three – Pray, Love and Serve – explain which you find easiest and which is hardest. Why is that?
  5. Decide one of the three that you could specifically do in the coming week. If you’re willing, share that with the group.