Anticipate the Price (1 Peter 4:12-19)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, March 27, 2022
Part of the All In - Tested By Fire series, preached at a Sunday Online service

1 Peter 4:12–19 (Listen)

12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And

  “If the righteous is scarcely saved,
    what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.


Sermon Notes

All In - Tested By Fire
Anticipate the Price
I Peter 4:12-19

How often do you calculate the price to follow Jesus?

Fiery Ordeal - Burning with fire

*so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus.vs.1:7

*Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing was happening to you.vs.4:12

*Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.vs. 4:19

Unique key phrases -
*Do not be surprised-v.12
*Keep on rejoicing-vs.13
*You are blessed-vs. 14
*Suffering according to the will of God-vs.19

I. Fiery ordeal for every believer - vs.12-13
A. Preparation - Don't be surprised
B. Position - Rejoice in the midst of trials

II. Transforming truths in the midst of trials.vs14-18
A. Divine power is reserved for those who are faithful
B. Unwise choices lead to inevitable pain
C. There is no shame in living to glorify God
D. Accountability is key to impact
E. Contrast of saved and unsaved related to judgement

III. Big picture in the fire - vs.19
*Do what is right no matter the price as you realize the ultimate destination - He is faithful!

Will you stay true to Jesus?

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