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My suffering sin.

Christ suffered here on earth. Now you must be ready to suffer as he did, because suffering shows that you have stopped sinning.

-1 Peter 4:1

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

-1 Peter 4:8

Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, rejoice that you get to participate in the sufferings of Christ because they will prepare you for even greater happiness when He returns.

-1 Peter 4:12-13

I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.

-Matthew 5:39

When the Great Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of never-ending glory and honor…for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.

-1 Peter 5:4, 5b


1. I must offer .

Show hospitality to one another without complaining.

-1 Peter 4:9

2. I must others.

Each of you has been blessed with one of God's many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well.

-1 Peter 4:10

3. I must the .

If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.

-1 Peter 4:11


1. I must remain .

Humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.

-1 Peter 5:6

2. I must the .

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

-1 Peter 5:7


3. I must .

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are. In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

-1 Peter 5:8-11

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. What is the hardest you’ve ever pushed yourself physically or mentally? Have you ever had a point you thought you were at your limit but it turned out you were able to push further?

2. How has your view of suffering changed as a result of this message?

3. Which of the strategies are you strongest at? Weakest?

4. What scripture, point or thought from today’s message most stood out to you? Why?

5. What is your next step as a result of this message?