", [Note: D. Edmond Hiebert, "Living in the Light of Christ"s Return: An Exposition of1Peter4:7-11," Bibliotheca Sacra139:555 (July-September1982):245. ): because love covereth a multitude of sins (from ref. 7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. To be calm and collected in spirit,                c. To be temperate,           2. (7) The end of all things is at hand.—Or, hath come nigh; the same word (for instance) as in Matthew 4:17; Matthew 26:46. Watch, [ neepsate (Greek #3525)] - 'be soberly vigilant;' not intoxicated with worldly cares and pleasures. 7. 5:9, 10). Scripture: 1 Peter 1:1–2, 1 Peter 4:7–10. When we turn from our prayers and worship and have strengthened our bond with Christ and the Father, our first concern is to love other Christians,           3. “I love (him, her, them), but I don’t like (him, her, them)”,                a. HAVE THE PROPER USE OF OUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS, Filed under Bible Study, Discipleship, Sermon. It is spirit communing with spirit. This can also be understood in view of John’s last hour (1 John 2:18).You must be. Here it is the hiding of offences (both from one another and in God’s sight: see below) by mutual forbearance and forgiveness, which is meant. Joel Gilbert. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. It was inevitable that they should suffer in consequence of the doom soon to befall the Jewish state.’ (Woods pp. John Piper Sep 29, 2016 437 Shares Article. In light of what is ahead, be sober minded,                a. Generous to Christian guest,           2. ( Log Out /  ‘not the prayer based on daydreams and unreality, nor the prayer based on surprised desperation, but the prayer that calls upon and submits to God …for proper prayer is not an “opiate” or escape, but rather a function of clear vision ….It is only through clear communication with headquarters that a soldier can effectively stand guard.’ (Davids pp. Then it comes to mean sober-mindedy discreet, self-controlled. We come this morning to the end of our series on I Peter. To the Jewish mind, the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple was the end of all things! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Our minds are apt to be very strongly fixed on the things of time and sense; we are fascinated with the prospect of some pleasure, some honour, some emolument, for the attainment of which we labour day and night, and in the possession of which we are ready to say, “Soul, take thine ease.” But should we do thus, if we considered how transient our enjoyment of them will be? 1 Peter 1:13. “The end of all things is near. The rich, self-satisfied, who are conscious of no need and are quite content with their condition, these are sent empty away, and so there must be this strong and fervent desire for something better and higher than ourselves. I. Tyndale’s rendering, therefore, expresses the point most happily, ‘Be ye, therefore, discreet and sober, that ye may be apt to prayers.’ The prayerfulness which sustains the believer under heathen revilings, and brings health to the life of the Church itself, must be fed by a mind lifted above the agitations of passion and fear. The greatest hindrance to spiritual life is scantiness of devotion.—Prayer is the great spiritual act of our life. 1:3; 2:12), которое есть цель всего. These counsels are for personal life. 8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for () “love will cover a multitude of sins.” Read full chapter The opposite duties to the sins, 1 Peter 4:3, are inculcated. Already terminated as a system of acceptable worship, its forms and ceremonies had persisted through the efforts of unbelieving Jews…Soon the temple, the Levitical system, and the Jewish economy were to perish…Aware that Christianity had its origin with a Jew---Christ-the persecutors of the Jews would not distinguish between them and Christians. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. There are no rules, regulations or by-laws that can force love, respect and the other “requirements” of marriage. It is not ours but we are responsible for how it is used i. e., mark of a good steward,      C. Examples Of The Use Of Our Gifts vs. 11,           1. What level of membership is dependent on what the individual decides to do in participating. [Note: Davids, p157. The word is used elsewhere of things that were soon to happen (Matthew 26:45; Luke 22:1 ‘was approaching’; Matthew 3:2). For some it could come through death, as it had for those described in 1 Peter 4:5-6. A few years ago, our friends from the Northwest called to ask that I visit a woman in a Dallas hospital who was dying of cancer. It is, then, no wonder that the cares of this world overwhelm us, and make us drowsy, if the view of present things dazzles our eyes: for we promise, almost all of us, an eternity to ourselves in this world; at least, the end never comes to our mind. всему конец Греческое слово, переведенное как «конец», нигде в Новом Завете не означает хронологический конец, т. е. что что-либо просто прекращается. Are you using your gifts? Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter) Sermon. The primary sense is that of freedom from drunkenness. Sermon Bible Commentary. Рим. At all events, where subjective considerations are so equivocal, it is our simple duty to follow the most ancient testimonies), 8]. We must realise what we mean by the spiritual life, and what is implied in spiritual gifts. 1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming Click chart to enlarge Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Chart from Charles Swindoll - click chart on right side. They are to hunger and thirst after righteousness who are to be filled. Greek – to yourself,           2. But the answer is, that the Apostles warned the men of their own age, and through them the men of every age, that by remembering the uncertainty of the world's duration they should assign to temporal things their true value and see that the true safety of a Christian consists in a life of prayer, and love, and active duty. But were the trumpet of Christ to sound in our ears, it would powerfully rouse us and not suffer us to lie torpid. πάντων, placed first by way of emphasis, is not masc. "The End is Here" Sermon: I Peter 4:7-11 “The End is Here” [I Peter 4:7-11] December 31, 2017, Second Reformed Church We have reached the end of the calendar year. Soundness of mind and sobriety are essential to the prayerful frame, and specially so where the believer suffers from the contagion of vicious surroundings and the distraction of trial. John Piper ... God in Everything at the End of the Age. By second century more rules were added,           b. But that eschatological encounter introduced a new element into the nature of history. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Sōphroneō, which is translated as “alert” in the NIV, has several shades of meaning. prayers, proseuchas) is the general word for prayer and indicates that Peter had all kinds of praying in mind. Also it is to keep God’s counsel, not to be proud or boast of success, or speak of the secret sweetnes., of God’s love without calling; it is to conceal the familiarity of God in secret. We started on the last Sunday of July and we end on Mother’s Day. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7. Unto prayer; the end for which they should be sober and vigilant, viz. III. Those who were most saintly in their lives, most fully endowed with all spiritual gifts, were those who in public and private were most earnest, most regular, most persevering, in their prayers and devotion. ii., p. 40. The watchfulness and the sobriety to which he exhorted them, belong, as I think, to the mind rather than to the body. ‘To him that believeth all things are possible. It is accordingly incorrect to connect the clause with what precedes (Hofmann). Бодрствование создает мышление пришельца. What we have, we share,           5. He has himself given us the divine arithmetic by which he reckons, (2 Peter 3:8, where see notes;) and the Holy Spirit, under whose inspiration he wrote, well knew that it was not literally near, and did not inspire him to write an untruth. Jesus" praying in the Garden of Gethsemane may have impressed this truth on Peter (cf. If our life were prolonged to the age of Methuselah, the space would be only as the twinkling of an eye in comparison of eternity [Note: 2 Peter 3:8. Its cognates occur almost exclusively in the Pastoral Epistles. But that immediately brings us to the next word. σωφρ. The three belong together. This statement illustrates the importance of prayer. The end of all things - therefore also of the wantonness (1 Peter 4:3-4) of the wicked, and of the sufferings of the righteous. The end of all things. Prayer based on knowledge and mature evaluation of a situation is more effective prayer, NOTE: Reading of missionary letters on Wednesday evenings and then praying,           4. 1 Peter 4:7. I do not see why we should not take the saying in its widest reference, understanding it primarily perhaps of forgiveness, but then also of that prevention of sin by kindliness of word and deed, and also that intercession for sin in prayer, which are the constant fruits of fervent love. Christ's Absence and Return. If we live without prayer, we shall die without hope. That this idea is prominent in the passage selected as the Epistle is evident from the opening words of the text, ‘The end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer,’ or, as the Revised Version has it, ‘Be ye therefore of sound mind, and be sober unto prayer.’ No doubt the thought that was prominent in the Apostle’s mind when he penned these words was, the second coming of his ascended Lord. The ‘end’ is the new view-point from which they are offered to the eye, but the graces themselves are such as relate specially to what Christians should be in face of temptations to heathen vice and under the burden of heathen persecution. A BIBLICAL MEMBER I Peter 4:7-11 INTRODUCTION There are many kinds of memberships we can join. All the practical exhortations of this passage are founded upon the truth that "the end of all things is at hand." Grudem writes, ‘means that all the major events in God’s plan of redemption have occurred, and now all things are ready for Christ to return….all the previous acts in the drama of redemption have been completed---creation, fall, the calling of Abraham, the exodus from Egypt, the kingdom of Israel, the exile in Babylon and the return, the birth of Christ, his life, death and resurrection, his ascension into heaven, and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit to establish the church…All things are ready: the end of all things (the “goal” to which “all” these events have been leading) is at hand.’ (p. 173) Hamilton devotes a tremendous amount of space researching the background and usage of the phrase translated ‘at hand’. 111-112) While this is a good explanation, a couple of things concerning this view don’t completely fit. 1 Peter 4:7-11 Living as a Christian Community in an Unbelieving World. ‘This principle is to be held fast,’ says Calvin. But the end of all things is at hand With respect to particular persons, the end of life, and which is the end of all things in this world to a man, is near at hand; which is but as an hand's breadth, passes away like a tale that is told, and is but as a vapour which appears for a … Diligent effort is needed, not carelessness. The word of God taken for our instruction in righteousness this morning comes from 1 Peter 4:7-11: 7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. The tense of the imperatives in the Greek carries out the notion that the persons addressed had slipped into a careless state, from which they needed an arousal. ], The coming end of all things, enforcing this law of holiness. 7.The end of all things—Absolutely, in the final consummation. Some say Peter is speaking about the destruction of Jerusalem. Would you have their graces, their gifts? THE office of the Gospel is, not to fill the mind with notions, but to renew the heart, and sanctify the life. “For ever and ever. We are apt to use these expressions without due consideration or sufficient thought. In opposition to the fleshly lusts of the Heathens, hinted at 1 Peter 4:6 and mentioned expressly, 1 Peter 4:2-4 the Christians are exhorted to be sober, or temperate; and in opposition to the stupor and security of the unbelieving Jews, they were to watch unto prayer; that they might not be involved in the like calamities with the unbelieving Jews and apostate Christians. We may say, then, without hesitation that if we are to have any full measure of spiritual gifts, if there is to be any real growth of spiritual life within us, we must watch and pray, we must be men of prayer. The emphasis is not on the speaker or the minister but on God, Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts II Peter 3:3,      E. 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