1¶Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
2That he no longer should live the rest ofhistime in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
3For the time past ofourlife may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
4Wherein they think it strange that ye run not withthemto the same excess of riot, speaking evil ofyou:
5Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
6For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
7¶But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
8And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
9Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
10As every man hath received the gift,even sominister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
11If any man speak,let him speakas the oracles of God; if any man minister,let him do itas of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
12¶Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
14If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happyare ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
15But let none of you suffer as a murderer, orasa thief, orasan evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
16Yet ifany man sufferas a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
17¶For the timeis comethat judgment must begin at the house of God: and ifitfirstbeginat us, what shall the endbeof them that obey not the gospel of God?
18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their soulsto himin well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
I am starting a new-to-me Bible study system that I totally love!! ❤ So . . how my study is posted here will be changing . . hoping you’ll enjoy the difference as much as I do!
We need to reach out, quickly, to those in need . . too too many child and teen runaways living on the streets all over the world . . too too many . . for me, personally, this is heart wrenching .. .
I am getting back into my outreach but am concentrating specifically on teens/children . . I am going to aquire hygiene items and snacks/bottled water and place these in small sacks (nap sacks?) to hand out . . by deliberately prepacking these bags and keeping these in the car I will always be ready. . also, we will keep any excess blankets, tarps, coats, warm clothing in the car to be distributed as needed. . .
I also need to include things like chapstick/lip gloss, small stuffed animal (comfort item), and of course a pocket testament so they can get to know Jesus . . .