Saturday, February 28, 2009

I Peter 4:10-11 "Making the Most of Your Life - Pt 4"

Summary: “Whoever speaks is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God.”



1.A. Read I Peter 4:10-11. We are to speak and serve as good stewards by the grace of God, in His strength, for His glory. But what is the context of this exhortation? Hebrews 10:37, I Peter 3:18-22, I Peter 4:7-9



1.B.He’s coming back! In review of last week, what is God impressed with? What happens when someone does not know God for what He’s really like and therefore does not use what He gives him or her? Matthew 25:14-30, Luke 19:12-27



1.C. What can be said about those who use what God has given them? Matthew 25:21, Luke 19:17, John 15:16, Hebrews 6:10, I Peter 4:10



2.A. What two categories of spiritual gifts does Peter point out in I Peter 4:11?



2.B. Who is to exercise the gift of speaking? Ephesians 5:18-19, Colossians 3:12, 3:16, Hebrews 5:12, I Peter 4:10



3.A. The spiritual gift of teaching, apart from the fact that we have just seen we are all called to speak God’s word, can be defined as “the ability to explain the scripture and to apply it to peoples lives.” What does the scripture say about teaching scripture? Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 10, 31:10-12, Joshua 3:7-9, I Kings 10:23-24, Mark 12:28-31



3.B. This phrase was repeated during this sermon: “Stay with the curriculum!” What does that mean? Ezekiel 3:1-4, Acts 7:35-38, Romans 3:1-2, 15:4, II Timothy 3:14-17, Hebrews 4:12, I Peter 4:11



3.C. Today we may see many who readily take on the roll of teacher. Does that match what we see in scripture? Exodus 3:10-14, 4:1, 10-13, Isaiah 6:1-7, Jeremiah 1:4-10, James 3:1



4.A. What is our challenge, in every generation? Jeremiah 5:30-31, 23:16-37, Psalm 34:18



4.B. As we come full circle, we need to see God for who He really is. Where have we heard this before? Exodus 20:1-7



4.C. How are we to see God for who He really is? Isaiah 66:1-2, John 8:31-32

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