StoneBridge Community Church
Peter: Rock On - Love Covers a Multitude of Sins: 1 Peter 4:7-11
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
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Peter - Rock On

1 Peter and 2 Peter are letters attributed to Peter, one of Jesus' first apostles. Following Jesus marks Christians as different from those around us. Peter wrote to help the Christians in his day understand how to live in a world that doesn't understand us, but how to also love and care for the world so that it can experience the hope of Jesus.

The Text in Context

"When the photographer or (author) does their work rightly, we don’t extol the photographer or (author); we extol the object toward which they point. We say, “What a beautiful scene!” Or, “What a tremendous... work of literature!” And when Christians properly glorify God, people should exclaim, “What a great being God is!” John Calvin rightly says, 'We never truly glory God unless we have...'"Click link to read more.

I. The End Times

II. What do we do?

III. Peter's Guide to the End Times
A. Prayer
B. Love
C. Gifts

IV. Prayer

V. Love - covers a multitude of sins

VI. Gifts

VII. The End Times

1. Choose one of the three things Peter advises - Prayer, Love, Gifts.

2. Think of a concrete, practical way you can put Peter's advice into practice.

1. What does 1 Peter 4:7-11 teach us about the urgency and mindset that Christians should have in the face of the end times?

2. What does Peter mean by "discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers?"

3. In verse 8, Peter emphasizes the importance of fervent love among believers. How does this love cover a multitude of sins, and how can we practically live this out in our relationships with others?

4. According to verses 9-10, how should Christians use their spiritual gifts to serve one another? What are some practical examples of how believers can actively serve and contribute to their church and broader community?

5. In verse 11, Peter emphasizes that whatever we do, we should do it for the glory of God. How can we apply this principle to our everyday lives, including our work, relationships, and service within the church?

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