HopeSS: Suffering for Christ
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Suffering for Christ” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School … [Click to read more …]

Suffering For Christ- Lesson Plan
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Suffering for Christ

Key Thought: Peter told his readers they were to expect trials to test them. They were not to find it strange, but rejoice that they shared in Christ’s sufferings. Lesson 6, May 6, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Peter 5:10. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Fiery Trial
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Persecution of Christians

Read 1 Peter 4:12-14. Why does Peter say that they shouldn’t be surprised at their suffering? See also 2 Tim. 3:12, John 15:18. Peter makes it clear that to suffer persecution for being a Christian is to partake of Christ’s suffering. It is not something to be unexpected. On the contrary, as Paul would write: … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 6
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The small illustration at the top of the page for the Introduction brought to mind: Hymn 237, “In The Cross of Christ I Glory” and Hymn 312, “Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross”. 1 Peter 5:10 in the Introduction was repeated again in Sunday’s lesson study, where we are told we will be made strong, … [Click to read more …]

6: Suffering for Christ – Discussion starters
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Persecution for the Christian: coming? going? or always there? When things are going great and you feel good–really good–does the idea of being persecuted for being a Christian have any appeal? In the New Testament book we’ve named 1 Peter, how real was persecution to the early Christian believers? Why do you think Peter felt that … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Suffering and the Example of Christ
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Read through 1 Peter 3:13-22. How should Christians respond to those who would bring them suffering because of their faith? What is the connection between the sufferings of Jesus and the sufferings experienced by the believers because of their faith? When Peter says, “if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed” (1 Pet. … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Persecution of Early Christians
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Christians fleeing Jerusalem

Read 1 Peter 1:6, 1 Peter 5:10. What is Peter talking about, and how did he tell his readers to respond to what they were facing? For the first few centuries, just being a Christian could result in a horrible death. A letter written to the Roman Emperor Trajan illustrates how precarious the safety of … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Suffering for Christ
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Suffering for Christ

Read for This Week’s Study: 1 Peter 1:6, 1 Peter 3:13-22, 2 Tim. 3:12, 1 Pet. 4:12-14, Rev. 12:17, 1 Pet. 4:17-19 Memory Text: “For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps” (1 Peter 2:21, NKJV). The history of persecution in … [Click to read more …]

Living For God – Lesson Plan
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Large Heart

Key Thought: Peter appeals for us to live lives that exemplify love, sympathy, humility, harmony, and compassion. He sees this standard as God’s calling for us. Lesson 5, April 29, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Peter 3:8-12. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Living for God
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Spectacles on Bible

“The love that suffers long and is kind will not magnify an indiscretion into an unpardonable offense, neither will it make capital of others’ misdoings. The Scriptures plainly teach that the erring are to be treated with forbearance and consideration. If the right course is followed, the apparently obdurate heart may be won to Christ. … [Click to read more …]