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Jeannie Koh
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Jeannie's published pages
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
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
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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LAB157 Would I Be Able to Endure Persecution?
1 Peter 4:14
LAB157 God Gives Us A Taste of Future Glory Now
Published April 5th, 2017
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Learning from Ps Piper
Refer to webpage: Note: I've decided to examine and understand how Pastor Piper looks at the book. This time I've also added my own responses to his process.
1 Peter 4:14
If you are insulted
Conditional clause
for the name of Christ,
basis for the condition
you are blessed,
Result of condition
because the Spirit of glory and of God
Ground for the blessing
rests upon you.
Learning from Ps Piper
1 Peter 4:14
Ps Piper's Process
My Learning
1. Start with question: How does God come to us personally to help us in our persecution so we are not left to ourselves to endure?
I find Ps Piper's questions always so helpful. I would like to ask good questions.
2. Decide on an approach. Here to see connection to preceding verse 1 Peter 4:13, and to see connections to other parts of the Word.
I find being able to discern how to approach a text helpful too. Here to see that the verse before is critical to knowing the meaning of this verse.
3. Pray to God for Him to show us how He is with us so we don't despair in trouble.
This praying reminds me it is always God who is the ultimate cause of any right understanding.
4. Break up the verse into its parts.
5. Examine each part. First part has the term "insulted". The closest reference to this is 1 Peter 4:3-4 where believers are maligned. Ps Piper notes that what led to the insult was when believers were not behaving in the same fallen way as the world.
6. Second part shows that the name of Christ has led believers to change their behaviour such that unbelievers don't like that and hurl insults because they feel judged. Believers' response is to realise this is not their problem and they are to respond in love, good deeds, in hope that unbelievers will give glory to God someday.
I appreciate the detailed care where the insult is arising from not participating in sinful behaviours. That unbelievers will feel judged. What is my responsibility and what is not.
7. Third part, the word "blessed" when insulted is an echo of Matthew 5:11-12. Both passages use the same word for 'revile' or 'insult'. There is a big difference: In Matthew, Jesus tells of a future reward and hope, which is something Peter addresses in v. 13. However in v 14, Peter focusses on the present hope.
Being able to find parallels requires me to be as familiar with the Bible as possible. Reading through the Word is important.
8. The present hope is found in the fourth and last part of this verse, and that is God is with believers. Significant is the term "Spirit of Glory" which rests upon believers in the present now, and that similar glory in v. 13 which will be revealed when Christ returns. So this part of v. 14 shows how this reward of glory is also in the present.
How good and caring of God to know we need present assurances and comfort. For Him to give a way for us to experience future glory now, that's amazing!
9. Ask the question what does it mean to experience the future glory now? Check other parts of the letter. One helpful reference is 1 Peter 1:8 to rejoice with ...'glorified joy.'
I love this question, what does it mean? Oftentimes we use terms and phrases when really, we don't know what it means. This question helps to push things further to achieve understanding.
10. Ask what does glorified joy mean? a) Connecting with 1 Peter 4:14, one possible answer is when the Spirit of Glory rests upon believers, we are able to experience the joy of that glory presently. b) Drawing on Ephesians 1:17-18. Paul prays for eyes to be enlightened so that the riches of the glory of His inheritance can be known presently.
11. Ask the question what is this experience that can cause us to endure persecution? This experience of glory now is God helping us by blessing us with the Spirit of Glory. This Spirit will rest on us, something extraordinary done by God.
12) Summarise this present experience which is a) seeing glory as real and valuable, supremely, over anything that may be taken away. b) tasting glory as supremely satisfying to not have regrets. c) feeling great assurance that we will rejoice in Christ forever.
To break down the summary to specific points. This is so helpful to bring all the various parts together.
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.