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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Suffering for Christ and Others

1 Peter 2:18-25

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Jesus is our pattern.
    • 2. It is very personal (Matthew 16:24)
    • 3. What it means to suffer following Him.
  • I. SUFFERING FOR CHRIST
    • A. What Does that Mean?
      • 1. Rejection
        • a. People in general hate our teaching.
        • b. Hate authority.
  • II. CHRIST OUR EXAMPLE
    • A. GREEK hupogrammon=pattern copied exactly
      • 1. Christ died in our place.
        • a. People, not our desires, are what is important.
        • b. Die to our physical desires.
      • 2. Christ did not deserve to suffer.
        • a. Willingly
        • b. Adjust attitude
        • c. Seen in three things
          • 1. He did not rail at His revilers
          • 2. Beaten and willingly suffered the humiliation
          • 3. Committed Himself to God
  • III. BORE OUR SINS IN HIS OWN BODY
    • A. He Did Not Become Sin (2 Corinthians 5:21)
      • 1. He was a sin bearer.
      • 2. Substitution
  • IV. RETURN TO SHEPHERD, BISHOP OF OUR SOULS
    • A. What Does that Mean?
      • 1. Shepherd: love, peace, joy, care, provision, protection, security.
      • 2. Bishop: overseer, caretaker, guardian, protector, guide, director.
      • 3. Congregation elders to emulate our Bishop.
  • Conclusion
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