Our household worship this week is focused on developing a robust theology of suffering. We will do this by reading through the book of 1st Peter which addresses suffering and the persecution of Christians. As the U.S. becomes more post-Christian and even anti-Christian, we need to grow in our understanding and expectation of persecution.
Tuesday, April 28th Scripture: I Peter 2 Song: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing vs. 2 pg. 2 Prayer: Pray that God would make our community a “royal priesthood and holy nation” and that we would live as sojourners and aliens in this world.
Wednesday, April 29th Scripture: I Peter 3 Song: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing vs. 3-4 pg. 2 Prayer: Pray that your heart would be moved to live a life of blessing others, of peacemaking, not of attack, speaking deceit, reviling, etc.
Thursday, April 30th Scripture: I Peter 4 Song: Anywhere with Jesus I will Surely Go vs. 1 with chorus pg. 13 Prayer: Pray that you would be willing to suffer for God’s glory following in Christ’s footsteps.
Friday, May 1st Scripture: I Peter 5 Song: Anywhere with Jesus I will Surely Go vs. 2 with chorus pg. 13 Prayer: Ask God to give you humility, that you would stand steadfast in your Christian faith, and that you would be able to remember that you are experiencing the same sufferings as your brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world.
Saturday, May 2nd Scripture: I Peter 5:10 Song: Anywhere with Jesus I will Surely Go vs. 3 with chorus pg. 13 Prayer: Ask the God of grace to sustain you through suffering and to persevere in His work in and through you.