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If you should suffer for being a Christian, do not be afraid. When His glory is revealed you will rejoice!

BibleGateway: 1 Peter 4:7-17

ESV Text: 1 Peter 4:7-17

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:53 and ends at about 2:37

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     7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as 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: 13 But 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. 14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are 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. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. 16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 11 :
Safely through Another Week — Organ Audio

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1. Safely through another week 
God has brought us on our way; 
Let us now a blessing seek, 
Waiting in His courts today: 
Day of all the week the best, 
Emblem of eternal rest. 

2. Mercies multiplied each hour 
Through the week our praise demand; 
Guarded by almighty power, 
Fed and guided by His hand, 
How ungrateful we have been 
In repaying love with sin! 

3. While we pray for pard’ning grace 
Through the dear Redeemer’s name, 
Show Thy reconciled face, 
Look not on our sin and shame. 
From our worldly cares set free, 
May we rest this day in Thee! 

4. As we come Thy name to praise, 
May we feel Thy presence near; 
May Thy glory meet our eyes 
While we in Thy house appear! 
Here afford us, Lord, a taste 
Of our everlasting feast. 

5. May Thy Gospel’s joyful sound 
Conquer sinners, comfort saints; 
Make the fruits of grace abound, 
Bring relief for all complaints. 
Thus may all our Sabbaths prove 
Till we join the Church above.