Hope for Hard Times
Right Hearts for Hard Times
1 Peter 5:1-14
Therefore in light of Christ’s declaration of war on sin…we need to get good at handling the church, Christ loves, and the devil, whose works Jesus came to destroy!
1. Handle the structures within the community with great care (1-7).
High values to the Lord— 1) Structure and not chaos, 2) Proper behaviour together.
To the elders… BE SHEPHERDS-feed and lead
- Be willing, not resentful
- Be eager, not greedy
- Be an example, not a lord
To the young men…BE SUBMISSIVE TO ELDERS
To everyone…HUMBLE YOURSELVES UNDER GOD’S MIGHTY HAND
2. Expect a fight with the devil (8-11).
Watch out—the enemy is looking to exploit unguarded moments
Resist—devil repellent is truth with trust
Restoration Awaits—you are called to victory and not loss