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"Continue to Suffer" from 1 Peter 3:13

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We always have persecution in our family and friends though we don't like it and yet the Lord wants us to learn.

In 1st Peter the Christians were under the rule of Romans.

Even in the world today we are in suffering. Even though everybody are not believers, even Jesus, all of us suffer to do what is good.


Romans 8:22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.


Luke 6:22-28
22 Blessed are you when men hate you,
when they exclude you and insult you
and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.

23 "Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.
24 "But woe to you who are rich,
for you have already received your comfort.
25 Woe to you who are well fed now,
for you will go hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now,
for you will mourn and weep.
26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you,

"Be Honest to the Lord" from 1 Kings 9

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It was 12.5 years - Solomon built the temple for the Lord.

God hears the prayers of the righteous person so be honest to the Lord
1 Corinthians 10:12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!

Be careful with relationship with others specially with none believers.

Trust in the Lord...
1 Kings 8:56 "Praise be to the LORD, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.


Deuteronomy 7:1-3 When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations—the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, seven nations larger and stronger than you- and when the LORD your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy. Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their…

"Follow God's Order" from 1 Peter 3:1-12

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"Obey before we complain, do it and follow God's order."

Before I can remember... I always complain before I obey, but as the word of God above and from the concept of 1 Peter we must obey before we complain.

For wife -must be submissive to the husband.

Ephesians 5:22-24 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Being submissive = cooperate entirely and volountarily

A change life speaks loudly and clearly. Be a good sample of Christian.

The pattern of God is to change inside - out.
Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.


Genesis 2:22-23 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

23 The man said,
"This is now bone …

"Let God Dwell in You" from 1 Kings 6

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1 Kings 6 Solomon Builds the Temple
1 In the four hundred and eightieth [a] year after the Israelites had come out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the temple of the LORD.

2 The temple that King Solomon built for the LORD was sixty cubits long, twenty wide and thirty high. [b] 3 The portico at the front of the main hall of the temple extended the width of the temple, that is twenty cubits, [c] and projected ten cubits [d] from the front of the temple. 4 He made narrow clerestory windows in the temple. 5 Against the walls of the main hall and inner sanctuary he built a structure around the building, in which there were side rooms. 6 The lowest floor was five cubits [e] wide, the middle floor six cubits [f] and the third floor seven. [g] He made offset ledges around the outside of the temple so that nothing would be inserted into the temple walls.

7 In building the temple, only blocks dressed…

"Be Pleasing to the Lord" from 1 Peter 1:13-25

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The Bible will help us to keep away from sin but sin will keep us from the Bible.

Peter was reminding the believers that Jesus is coming.
In order to please God let us please HIM with our thoughts and actions.
Be self control = sober, serious and clean minded - clear thoughts.

Please God with our mind, set your mind on things above, behave decently with good acts.
Are we ready for the coming of Jesus?

Christian life is very serious we walk against the flow of the things in this world...

Against the flow of current.

Ephesians 4:22-23 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds;


Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.


Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—con…