Living for the Glory of God

This morning as you begin your time with God pause and consider the ways in 
which you are his ambassador to the world

As you read through the passage take note of any phrases or words that stick out to you, 
write them down and after finishing the passage consider how they affect the 
message of scripture, 

What lessons does the language help portray?

1 Peter 4: 1-11 (NIV)
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude,
because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their
earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3 For you have spent enough time in
the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing
and detestable idolatry. 4 They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and
they heap abuse on you. 5 But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and
the dead. 6 For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that
they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in
regard to the spirit.
7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all,
love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another
without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as
faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who
speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so
that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever
and ever. Amen.
Read through the passage a second time, What is God trying to say to you?

On this final reading of the passage, focus on verses 7 through the end, What steps can you take so
that in all things you do God is being praised?

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