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Life's challenges can sometimes shake our faith, making us feel lost or uncertain. Yet, the book of 1 Peter offers us a powerful reminder: our faith isn't just a beacon in times of joy, but a sturdy, immovable mountain in times of adversity. Let’s explore how we can maintain an unwavering, steadfast faith for the steep paths we navigate.

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May 26, 2024

Be Who God Has Called You to Be

Be trustworthy. – 1 Peter 5:1-4

Church leaders 1 Peter 5:1, John 21:15-17, Acts 20:28
Care for God’s people. – 1 Peter 5:2
Be a generous soul.
Lead by example. – 1 Peter 5:3
See the big picture. – 1 Peter 5:4

Ministry is hard. Never let what’s hard separate you from what’s good, right, and best.

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Be humble1 Peter 5:5-7
Clothed in humility. – Matthew 18:1-3; Matthew 20:25-28; Philippians 2:3; Colossians 3:12
• Humility in community. – 1 Peter 5:5
• Humility in letting go. – 1 Peter 5:7
• Humility in trust. – 1 Peter 5:6

It requires humility to give control to God; to let go. To stop trying to solve everything yourself.

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Be vigilant1 Peter 5:8-9
Aware of the enemy. – 1 Peter 5:8, Mark 14:37, Matthew 26:41, John 10:10
Alert to the enemy. – 1 Peter 5:8
Resist him with truth. – 1 Peter 5:9
Stay connected. – 1 Peter 5:9

How do we defeat Satan?
1. Be alert. We must keep our eyes open and not relax our guard.
2. Resist him. As Christians, we have the protection of spiritual armor – Ephesians 6:11-18
3. Believe God. We resist him in the faith, that is, trusting in the victory of Christ.
4. Remember. Remember that other Christians are going through the same trials.

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Be confident1 Peter 5:10
• Suffering just is. – 1 Peter 5:10, Romans 8:18, Romans 8:22-23, 1 Corinthians 4:17, Luke 22:32
• The God of all grace. – 1 Peter 5:10
• Who called you. – 1 Peter 5:10
• Will restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you. – 1 Peter 5:10

Be devoted1 Peter 5:11

“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” –Jesus (John 10:28)

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