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Jeannie Koh
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LAB184 The Future Hope for Suffering
1 Peter 5:10-11
LAB182 The Art of War Part 2
1 Peter 5:8-10
LAB181 The Art of War Part 1
1 Peter 5:8-9
The Tale of Two Covenants
Hebrews 8:1-9:10
LAB180 Ways to cross-reference to understand a passage rightly
1 Peter 5:8-9
LAB177 God's Grace means I just sit back and relax? Hah! Think Again!!
1 Peter 5:7-9
LAB176 Three Ways to Fight Anxiety
1 Peter 5:7-8
LAB175 Why Romans 5:21 refers to imputed righteousness
Romans 5:20-6:2
LAB174 God relieves the humble of their fears
1 Peter 5:6-7
LAB170 Reading the passage supernaturally
1 Peter 5:2-3
LAB168 Reading Narratives to See Truths
Acts 16:19-31
LAB165 The Surpassing Wonder of the Truth of Election
Acts 13:46-49
LAB165 The Importance of Forming a Worldview
1 Peter 4:12-19
LAB161 Divine Conception and the Joyful Purpose of Christ's Arrival
Matthew 1:18-25
LAB160 The Ground for Seeking Purity of Faith in Suffering
1 Peter 4:17-18
LAB159 Seven Ways God honours us so we don't have to be ashamed for being Christians
1 Peter 4:16
LAB158 A Simple Verse With More Than Meets The Eye
1 Peter 4:15
LAB157 God Gives Us A Taste of Future Glory Now
1 Peter 4:14
LAB156 A Tale of Two Joys
1 Peter 4:13
LAB155 Using Word Searches to Understand Persecution in Peter
1 Peter 4:12
LAB154 Complaining in the right spirit
Jeremiah 12:1
LAB153 Don't Miss the Wonder of an Introduction
Galatians 1:3-5
Ask Questions to Reveal the Text's Dense Logic
1 Peter 4:10-11
LAB150 The Jigsaw Puzzle of Change
2 Corinthians 3:15-18
LAB148 Mine Within the Immediate Context First
1 Peter 4:10
LAB147 To See Requires God's Extraordinary Power
2 Corinthians 4:6-7
LAB146 Using varied contexts to understand godly hospitality
1 Peter 4:9
LAB145 How love helps cover sins by others
1 Peter 4:8
LAB144 The Levels of A Doxology
Romans 11:33-36
LAB143 Using Search Tool for Big Ideas like "Last Days"
1 Peter 4:7
LAB142 Praying after God's WORD when dealing with sin
Psalms 19:12-13
LAB141 Ground, Context and Logic to Determine Who the Dead are
1 Peter 4:6
LAB140 Loving Enemies and Trusting God's Justice
1 Peter 4:5
LAB139 Holiness defined by context, in part
1 Thessalonians 4:11-13
LAB138 The Inference that Leads to Meaningful Work
1 Corinthians 15:58
LAB137 The Ground For Not Boasting in Men
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
LAB136 What baptism has to do with salvation
1 Peter 3:21-22
LAB135 Show the World A Life Worth Living
1 Peter 4:3-4
LAB 134 Living for Godly Passions
1 Peter 4:2
LAB133 Who Are The Antichrists
1 John 2:18-19
LAB132 Christ died to make us dead to sin
1 Peter 4:1
LAB131 Can a True Christian Fall Away from God?
1 John 2:19
LAB130 Decrypting Confusing Bible Verses
1 Peter 3:19-20
LAB 129 It is the LORD who raises us up after we fall into sin
Micah 7:7-9
LAB128 Jesus Came to Ultimately Glorify God
Romans 15:8-9
LAB127 The Prayer for Fearless Contentment
Philippians 4:6-7
LAB126 No Other God
Deuteronomy 33:26-27
LAB125 How the OT Promises is Ours
Isaiah 41:10
LAB124 Prepare Your Heart for Cancer
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
LAB123 The Cross is to Bring Us to God
1 Peter 3:18
LAB122 The Keys to Knowing How to Live
Psalms 100:1-5
LAB121  God Wills Sin Done Against Us Without Sinning
1 Peter 3:17
LAB120 Meditating on the Word
James 3:17-18
LAB118 God's blessings in suffering
1 Peter 3:14
LAB117 Sovereign God May Harm Us for Ultimate Good
1 Peter 3:13
LAB116 Love Your Enemies for Your Own Sake
1 Peter 3:9-12
LAB115 The Heart of the Christian Faith
Colossians 2:13-14
LAB114 How can we bless those who revile us?
1 Peter 3:8-9
LAB113 God Blesses Us to Bless the World
Psalms 67:1-7
LAB112 Election Gives Evangelism Power
2 Timothy 2:8-10
LAB111 Do Not Diminish God's Love for You
1 Thessalonians 1:2-7
LAB110 Your Prayers Hang on Your Marriage
1 Peter 3:7
LAB 109 Believe God more than my pain and loss
John 11:1-6
LAB108 The Saving Power of a Fearless Wife
1 Peter 3:1-6
LAB107 Saved by Grace But Not Without War
2 Timothy 2:8-13
Only by Christ's atonement and substitution, will I be able to follow Christ's example of doing good in responding to evil
1 Peter 2:21-25
God's Wise Sayings are delightfully trustworthy
Proverbs 22:17-19
God is Faithful to Himself Above All Else
2 Timothy 2:11-13
Do good when mistreated, keeping God and His reward in mind.
1 Peter 2:18-20
LAB102 Live on Earth as Citizens of Heaven
1 Peter 2:13-17
LAB101 Holy God became like us
Philippians 2:3-8
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LAB119 Treasure Jesus More than Safety
1 Peter 3:14-16
LAB119 Treasure Jesus More than Safety
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Published June 12th, 2016
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Main point summary
Fear, Honour, Treasure Christ in the midst of rejection
1 Peter 3:14-16
ἀλλʼ εἰ καὶ πάσχοιτε διὰ δικαιοσύνην,
d But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake,
you will be blessed.
τὸν δὲ φόβον αὐτῶν μὴ φοβηθῆτε
e Have no fear of them,
μηδὲ ταραχθῆτε,
f nor be troubled,
κύριον δὲ τὸν Χριστὸν ἁγιάσατε
. . . but honor Christ the Lord as holy,
ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν,
in your hearts
ἕτοιμοι ἀεὶ πρὸς ἀπολογίαν παντὶ τῷ αἰτοῦντι ὑμᾶς λόγον
. . . always being prepared to make a defense to anyone
περὶ τῆς ἐν ὑμῖν ἐλπίδος,
who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you;
yet do it
μετὰ πραΰτητος
with gentleness
καὶ φόβου,
and i respect,
συνείδησιν ἔχοντες ἀγαθήν,
j having a good conscience,
ἵνα ἐν ᾧ καταλαλεῖσθε καταισχυνθῶσιν
so that, k when you are slandered,
οἱ ἐπηρεάζοντες ὑμῶν τὴν ἀγαθὴν ἐν Χριστῷ
those who revile your good behavior in Christ
may be put to shame.
Study Questions: 1. Compare Isaiah 8:12-14 and 1 Peter 3:14–15 . What can we learn about Christ from how Peter modifies his citation of these verses in Isaiah? Peter sees that a. "Christ stands where Yahweh stood b. Christ is honoured as holy by our treasuring Him above safety and life c. Christ becomes our sanctuary when we fear and dread Him. " 2. What comes to mind when you think of honoring God? What might it mean to honor Christ as holy in 1 Peter 3:15 ? To honour Christ as holy is to fear Him above all else, including safety and life (Isaiah 8:12-14) to dread Christ more than anything that may happen to us in this world e.g. rejection (Isaiah 8:14) To treasure Christ above all else such that He becomes our sanctuary 3. What is something that you are prone to fear more than Christ? If our fears expose our deepest treasures, what is the competing treasure beneath that fear? I do fear rejection more than Christ The competing treasure is to want the approval of man more than of God 4. What does it mean to make a defense in 1 Peter 3:15 ? Does one need to be an apologist or have a Bible degree to do this well? There is no need to be an apologist or to have a degree Given the context, when people see our hope, they will ask about the hope in our lives specifically 5. What might you say to a co-worker, family member, or friend asked you what your reason for the hope that is in you? We point them to Christ From 1 Peter there are seven things about Christ that we can share 1) 1 Peter 1:20-21 Christ came -- was revealed and made known to us 2) 1 Peter 2:24 Christ died -- bore our sins that we might be righteous 3) 1 Peter 1:3 Christ rose -- Because of Christ's resurrection, there is hope 4) 1 Peter 3:22 Christ reigns -- Christ has risen and received glory and authority over heaven and earth 5) 1 Peter 1:13 Christ returns -- Christ is coming back 6) 1 Peter 3:18 Christ will complete us -- When He returns, our union with God will be made perfect and complete 7) 1 Peter 1:7 All things are for our good -- Our present sufferings and trials are being used by God to refine us so that we will receive praise and honour when Christ is revealed. 6. What can it look like this week for you to better prepare yourself for when someone asks you about your hope? Or, how can you expose your hope in such a way as to warrant questions from unbelievers? I need to think through and ground myself in the above 7 reasons for hoping in Christ I must remember that I can be asked anytime about my hope, and to constantly be alert for these opportunities To arouse curiosity by knowing and living out the truth of hoping in Christ even in the midst of difficult circumstances 7. 1 Peter 3:15–16 gives instruction not only for what we are to say while giving a defense (see previous lab), but how we are to give it. Which ways can you identify from the text? with gentleness ie, to bless see 1 Peter 3:9 with fear keeping a clear conscience 8. What are we called to fear at the end of verse 15? How do you know it’s not the fear of man? We are not to fear men because of 1 Peter 3:14. Have no fear of them, i.e. men. Fear God, dishonouring Him Honour Christ by fearlessness toward men 1 Peter 1:17-18 9. What guilt over personal sin has weakened your boldness for Christ? Is there anything currently? Reflecting on 1 Peter 3:15–16 , how can you begin cleansing your conscience? keep a good conscience by being gentle 1 Peter 3:21 , Hebrews 9:14 good conscience comes by appealing to God by the blood of Christ the conscience that comes from gospel faith, which leads to gentleness and humbly fearful of God and of dishonouring Him. 10. What are possible reasons that Peter would want despisers of the church to be put to shame? Can you think of a personal example of this happening to you or to someone you know? 1 Peter 2:15 the goal of the good behaviour in order to put to silence foolish talk (the shame is not the goal) 1 Peter 2:12 if God is willing, these people who slander may glorify God I sadly know a personal example where someone I know is being falsely accused and badly slandered. We are in the midst of trusting Christ, gospel faith, to do good, to be gentle with others, fearful towards God.Entrusting that God will put to silence foolish talk someday, and they may glorify God truly. 11. How does 1 Peter 2:12 clarify the reason for why we desire that those who despise or slander would be put to shame? see above. 12. Think of someone in your life who might despise or slander you because of your faith. Imagine an actual scenario in which they say something mean or demeaning to you. What might a patient and gentle response actually look like? Someone has said I spoke falsely in a matter because I was biased towards a friend. My response is to continue in quietness, and as best as possible, answer gently withholding some of the more damning evidence. And to explain some of the situation. I continue in prayer, desiring and working and asking to continue in hope in Christ/God, and in fear of God. Takeaway I like the process Dr Piper brought to the surface of treasuring Jesus in the midst of rejection Honour Christ Have hope Be fearless Arouse questions about my hope Give reasons for hope May get slandered and reviled Respond, maintain gentleness False accusers may be shamed They may then be silenced God willing, they may glorify God
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