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Keep Rejoicing

Keep Rejoicing

Season 16: Hope & Encouragement

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:12-19

Title: Keep Rejoicing 

Peter addresses his audience as “Beloved, dear friends.” He shares difficult truth with them about the suffering of Christians. We often view testing and persecution as strange and abnormal. Is God against us? We are surprised when we face times of suffering, and quickly become discouraged. But Peter warns us to expect difficult times, persecution, and suffering. 

Jesus spoke these words to Peter: 

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” 

– Matthew 5:11-12

God will leave something in each of our lives that we cannot fix. This will cause us to come to the Lord and seek His strength, endurance, and grace. God is our mighty fortress and strong helper. God’s truth abides and His kingdom is forever. 

Song: A Mighty Fortress

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Through the centuries, people have responded to Jesus’ call and made personal decisions to follow Him. God’s Word guides us along the path of life as we walk with the Lord. Our hearts grow and mature with a deeper understanding of His marvelous grace, abundant mercy, and amazing lovingkindness.
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Walt and Brenda have served in full-time Christian ministry for 40 years. Walt taught at Moody Bible Institute for 14 years – including Old Testament and New Testament Bible, Preaching & Communication, and Leadership classes. Brenda directed major events and conferences at Moody Bible Institute, taught Bible study groups, and served as a Director of Women’s Ministry. They actively participate in church ministry, including marriage enrichment seminars and pre-marital classes. Walt and Brenda enjoy speaking at retreats and conferences. They have led over 35 Biblical tour groups in Israel and Jordan.
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