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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
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
LAB119 Treasure Jesus More than Safety
1 Peter 3:14-16
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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LAB156 Tracking Ps Piper's Thought Process
1 Peter 4:13
LAB156 A Tale of Two Joys
Published March 23rd, 2017
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Refer to I found this to be a very intense and dense LAB. I could have come up with my own arcs, but I wanted to follow Ps Piper's thought process because he had a way of seeing that I wanted to learn. So I decided to track it. I hope this is helpful for others too.
1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice
Command for present joy
insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings,
#1 Joy in response to present suffering
that you may also rejoice and be glad
Purpose of 13a-b
when his glory is revealed.
#2 Joy in response to future glory
On following the thought processes of Pastor John Piper Pray for understanding, for revelation, for inclining of the heart,for connections, to please God Read the verse in context. Here taking 1 Peter 4:12 together with 4:13 Observing the contrast between "do not be surprised" and rejoicing Observing how this passage is contra to a notion that Christians are unhappy, grumpy Break verse into various pieces, Focus on each one and their relationships Step back Look for patterns Noticing a two-pair pattern of joy in present suffering and future glory Observing that Christianity involves suffering now and glory later Asking whether this has been mentioned elsewhere in the epistle? Yes,a two stage suffering-glory in 1 Peter 5:1 "So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed" Yes, two stage again in 1 Peter 1:10-11 "Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories ." Christianity progresses through suffering of Christ to the consummation in glory Likewise we in 1 Peter 4:13 will share in present suffering of Christ and future glory Understand this process, don't expect the glory to be present. Don't be confused. Be patient. Ask how does the present joy in suffering relate to the future joy in glory? Desire the that future joy and ask how we can have it? In seeking the above question, find the answer in the text... "that (in order that)" ie the purpose that is, we should pursue this joy in the present suffering, (e.g. by the Holy Spirit), in order not to be excluded from that future joy Seek further verification of a typical Petrine idea: to do something now for the purpose of later joy. E.g. 1 Peter 3:9 "Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing." Avail ourselves of resources to bless that we may be blessed, we may rejoice. Push another question: Do we rejoice because we have a great reward or in order to get it" Think of other parts of relevant Scripture to answer this E.g. Matthew 5:11-12 Rejoice now because there is a great reward Returning to 1 Peter 4:13 Rejoice now in suffering because we do have a great reward Rejoice for the purpose that we will have a great reward (see #20) Put it all together "Rejoicing now in Christ's sufferings shows that our treasure is Christ and not the world. Thus showing that we are born again." Affirm the above from other parts of 1 Peter. 1 Peter 1:3-6 If we are born again, we are being kept, our faith being guarded until the consummation. Therefore if we are born again, our reward is sure. Wrap up loose threads Loose thread #1:The Word reveals two statements that appear contradictory but are not. Loose thread #2: Two statements are true: we rejoice because of a great reward, AND in order to get a great reward Loose thread #3: Apparent contradiction is resolved in seeing the whole logic of the Word The logic here is #36-#39: we should rejoice that our reward is sure. Our rejoicing in itself shows that our treasure is in heaven And shows that we are born again Therefore without this rejoicing now in the sufferings of Christ, we don't have any assurance that we will rejoice and be glad when He comes.
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