1 Peter 4:14-17

Bayleaf Baptist Sermon text, June 24, 2018

1 Peter 4:14-17If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed.  The Spirit of Glory rests upon you. The Spirit of God rests upon you. 1 Peter 4:14

Judgement begins with the family of God. It begins with us. 1 Peter 4:17

If you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed. Praise God!  1 Peter 4:14

Lord, may I not be ashamed of your name today. May you judge the family of God, judge us. Please remove the religious apostasy that has spread like a cancer through the Body of Christ. Judge us when we willfully abandon your commands, statutes, and laws. There is a way forward that leads to salvation, a way that leads to righteousness through Christ. But it begins with You, Your Holiness, and our repentance.  If we suffer for your name, may we do so with joy and show love to those who hate us, hate You, and hate Your Words. 

I Will Put My Spirit On Him …

I Will Put My Spirit On Him ...The family of Recabites replied, “We do not drink wine, because our forefather Jehonadab, a son of Rekab, gave us this command: ‘Neither you nor your descendants must ever drink wine. Also you must never build houses, sow seed or plant vineyards; you must never have any of these things, but must always live in tents. Then you will live a long time in the land where you are nomads.’ ” ~ Jeremiah 35:6-7

Lord, help me to obey all your commands, not just the ones I understand.

“This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘You have obeyed the command of your forefather Jehonadab and have followed all his instructions and have done everything he ordered.’ Therefore this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Jehonadab son of Rekab will never fail to have a descendant to serve me.’ ” ~ Jeremiah 35:18-19

Father, help me to serve you today.

I will put my Spirit on Him … He will not be discouraged. ~ Isaiah 42:1 & 4

Lord, please place your Spirit IN me, today.

New things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them. ~ Isaiah 42:8 & 9

Revive my soul; refresh your Spirit within me. Give me your Spirit of courage. Those things that are yet to be, declare the to me as you desire.