It is only through clear communication with headquarters that a soldier can effectively stand guard. 1 Peter 4:7. is very near, and it becomes us to walk daily with it in view. всему конец Греческое слово, переведенное как «конец», нигде в Новом Завете не означает хронологический конец, т. е. что что-либо просто прекращается. Yet, strange to say, there is hardly any passage of Scripture which has given rise to more frequent cavils than this simple assurance. Thus we are to set our minds upon things above (Colossians 3:2). 7.The end of all things—Absolutely, in the final consummation. 1. It is clear that the apostles understood that certain things had to happen before Jesus arrived (2 Thessalonians 2:2-5) Thus we must reject the view which states that the apostles believed that Jesus would return during their lifetime. σωφρονήσατε οὖν καὶ νήψατε] The first exhortation, grounded ( οὖν) on the thought of the nearness of the end of the world. We started on the last Sunday of July and we end on Motherâs Day. How Aliens Keep the Identity of Their Homeland. The word of God taken for our instruction in righteousness this morning comes from 1 Peter 4:7-11: 7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. In every way we serve, Jesus gets the glory, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a. They watched unto prayer and they did this with one accord. Many commentators indeed understand St. Peter as speaking only of the end of the Jewish commonwealth, city, temple, and worship. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. See Matthew 24:1-3and notes. It is but a repetition in other words of 1 Peter 4:5, inserted again to give weight to all the exhortations which follow. They, as we, had to live in constant expectation of Christ"s sudden return." This can also be understood in view of John’s last hour (1 John 2:18).You must be. If τάς be genuine, it is to be explained on the supposition that the apostle took the prayers of Christians for granted. ‘Pray for those who use you badly’ (Matthew 5:44). TO BE A BIBLICAL MEMBER OF THIS CHURCH WE MUST: I. A marriage could not survive on rules, regulations and by-laws. Доктрина грядущего возвращения Христа не должна превращать христиан в ревностных фанатиков, которые ничего не делают, а только ожидают Пришествия. This statement illustrates the importance of prayer. Those who were most saintly in their lives, most fully endowed with all spiritual gifts, were those who in public and private were most earnest, most regular, most persevering, in their prayers and devotion. What level of membership is dependent on what the individual decides to do in participating. Love that does not turn off, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4. To the Jewish mind, the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple was the end of all things! The woman was a relative of people who attended their church, and they were not sure of her spiritual condition. Оно напоминает также, что христианин найдет запись о его служении Богу и будет вознагражден по заслугам, когда предстанет на судилище Христово, а это последует за Вторым пришествием Христа и Восхищением Церкви (см. There are memberships to country clubs. His instruction to them was, that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father. The greatest hindrance to spiritual life is scantiness of devotion.—Prayer is the great spiritual act of our life. If we live without prayer, we shall die without hope. This desire after spiritual growth will not come naturally and unsought for. All the good deeds Christians do to and for one another, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â b. Sermon. They attend and participate in order to meet the minimum requirements of membership. But it may be objected and said, that a long series of ages has passed away since Peter wrote this, and yet that the end is not come. To be sane, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â c. To be in one’s right mind, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â d. To exercise self control, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â e. To curb one’s passions, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 3. It awaits the day of His return. At hand—Not in time, but in the apostle’s vivid conception of eternal realities. The work can be done in one’s own zeal and strength with ultimate ineffectiveness and burnout, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2. Sep 19, 1993. 1 Peter 4:12-19 Finding Purpose in Suffering for Christ. Biblical prayer is not an escape in time of trouble, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a. Biblical prayer is a function of clear vision and a seeking of even the clearer vision from God, NOTE:Â Prayer does not change God; prayer changes meÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â C. S. Lewis, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â b. It is a truth from which we need not shrink, that every sin which love hides from man’s sight, is hidden in God’s sight also. passage from 1 Peter 4:7-11. It points to what Jeremy Taylor calls ‘reason’s girdle and passion’s bridle,’ the healthy self-restraint which keeps the curb on appetite, extravagance, and all intemperate feeling or action. Eschatology has ethical implications. But the end of all things: the last judgment, which will put an end to all the evils as well as good things of this world. Let them be offered up with constancy, with fervour, and with faith. ‘Take heed, watch and pray, for you do not know when the time is’ (Mark 13:33). Where love abounds in a fellowship of Christians, many small offences, and even some large ones are readily overlooked and forgotten, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 3. ‘This kind goes out only through prayer (i.e. Please open your Bibles with me to 1 Peter 4:7-11 as I read from the NIV translation. HAVE THE PROPER REASON FOR OUR PRAYER LIFE, II. 8], as probably omitted in (16) (17) &c., because its force was not perceived, may just as well be regarded as an insertion owing to the plural seeming strange, which has also led to the correction into προσευχήν in ms. 13. This has been recently denied by De Wette and Huther, the former understanding the sins rather as those of the Christian body, which mutual love keeps back from being committed, and the latter not excluding the other meaning. The end of all things; the end of the world, which the holy scriptures would have us consider as ever near, and for which they exhort us to maintain a constant state of preparation. It awaits the day of His return. ‘It should be remembered that these words of the apostle were written on the eve of the destruction of the Jewish state. Practically, to every man that end is very near, and it becomes us to walk daily with it in view. In speaking of the ‘end,’ Peter refers neither to the mere destruction of Jerusalem, nor to the end of the lives of individuals, but to the termination which awaits the present system of-things as a whole when Christ returns. the governing omnium immoderatorum affectuum; with the passage comp. I entreat you, if you have any regard for your own souls, consider this. The gift of speaking, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a. Preaching; teaching, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â b. The primary sense is that of freedom from drunkenness. And yet the word seems to be used in other contexts which refer to the Second Coming (Romans 13:11-12; James 5:8). If we pause and reflect and prove our own hearts and endeavour to find out the truth of the matter, we shall be obliged to confess that it is not so much the time for the highest pursuits that is wanting as the inclination. The ‘end’ is the new view-point from which they are offered to the eye, but the graces themselves are such as relate specially to what Christians should be in face of temptations to heathen vice and under the burden of heathen persecution. 2 Peter 2:10-12 Practically this end comes to each one of us at death, when our probation closes for ever; as it is written, "After this, the judgment," Hebrews 9:27. Scripture: 1 Peter 1:1â2, 1 Peter 4:7â10. This is the end to which the cultivation of the previous graces should look, the great interest which it should advance. Петр напоминает читателям в этом послании, что возвращение Иисуса Христа может произойти в любой момент (ср. And what if death had seized on you, instead of them; where had you been at this moment? 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 1 Timothy 2:9; Titus 2:6 (Hemming: σωφροσύνη, equal to affectuum et voluntatis harmonia), in contrast to the licentiousness of the heathen described in 1 Peter 4:2 (Wiesinger). Jesus" praying in the Garden of Gethsemane may have impressed this truth on Peter (cf. 7, p. 1012, led to the change. (a) The context is dealing with the final judgment (). For the building up the body of Christ, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a. Ephesians Four reminds us that gifts are given for the church not the individual, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â b. 5. But that eschatological encounter introduced a new element into the nature of history. Amen”, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â b. (Hensler; “the end of all men”) but neut. In light of what is ahead, be sober minded, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a. 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Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. ], "With the Messiah"s first advent the reality of the eschatological kingdom broke on human history; but with the King"s rejection, His eschatological kingdom was not established. . But the end of all things is at hand:— That is, of all things relating to the Jewish temple, city, and nation:—an event, which so strongly corroborated the prophecies, and was on many accounts so alarming in itself, and so confirmatory of the Christian religion, that we cannot wonder the sacred writers dwell so often upon it. However, not only did the dead need to be prepared for that future judgment, but so also did the living. It is probable, therefore, that the apostle either referred to death, which may be considered as the end of the whole world to every particular person; or the consummation of all things, which may be said to be at hand in the sense in which our Lord, long after the destruction of Jerusalem: says to the church, (Revelation 22:7; Revelation 22:20,) Behold I come quickly. There are memberships to academic organizations. God has ordered the job done; God will pay the expenses, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, ēngikemay refer either to proximity of place or time, and it always denotes that the place or the time referred to was not far off. The nearness of death and judgment is of itself an irresistible argument for maintaining an indifference to earthly things, and for exerting ourselves to the uttermost to secure a happy eternity. We may say, then, without hesitation that if we are to have any full measure of spiritual gifts, if there is to be any real growth of spiritual life within us, we must watch and pray, we must be men of prayer. “For ever and ever. In order to give you the best understanding of this text possible, I want to read it to you form several different versions of scripture. ‘Steady then, keep cool and pray’ (Mof). The other view is that the “end” mentioned in this verse is the second coming. Eventually we realized they thought we were doctors. All the practical exhortations of this passage are founded upon the truth that "the end of all things is at hand." In that passage, we discovered that it is not the pastor, the deacons, or the other leaders in a church who do all of the ministry in the church. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7. 2:20). There are memberships to medical, social, and political clubs. Let us then cultivate this spirit [Note: Philippians 4:5.]. Change ). The opposite duties to the sins, 1 Peter 4:3, are inculcated. Here it is the hiding of offences (both from one another and in God’s sight: see below) by mutual forbearance and forgiveness, which is meant. But again, this certainly is not what Peter intends in our text. I. In verses 7-11 Peter discusses what we must do in our contacts with other Christians. When we minister in our power (ability) we are glorified and God is ignored, NOTE: Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. With hope, with joy, with fervour, and be sober prayer. Have different levels of membership to churches not like the Jews under the of. Lives of New posts by email of I Peter morning is 1st chapter! 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