1 Peter 3
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, 6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
Suffering for Doing Good
8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For,
“Whoever would love life
and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
and their lips from deceitful speech.
11 They must turn from evil and do good;
they must seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”[a]
13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats[b]; do not be frightened.”[c] 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 17 For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 19 After being made alive,[d] he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits— 20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God.[e] It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.
-Purpose of suffering Glory-God
-A godly woman and a ungodly man creats friction in the household
-Holy Spirit is in your heart. A man should be responsive to a woman's actions and not her words. A woman has a beauty that is more inner then outer. In 1 Peter 3 women are trusting God thru her husband, who follows God thru the Holy Spirit.
-A man has respect for his wife and a wife has love for her husband, who both have love and respect for God. In verse 7, Peter says to love your wife so your prayers are not hindered. In verse 8 he is talking about unity.
-We are called to return good for evil. By doing this we get a blessing or are happy in return. Evil for evil puts spite in your heart.
-In Verse 10-13 it talks about doing good and if you do good He will hear your prayers and will see if your actions have been good or bad. Mind, Will, Emotions, and Conscience makes up the Cross of the Heart.
-Spirits in prison are lost souls or people who have not accepted Christ, or God in their hearts. While Noah was building the ark he was speaking the Gospel of Grace thru his actions.
Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ
6 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
Slaves to Righteousness
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[b] Christ Jesus our Lord.Galations 2:20I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
-We are all sinners or lost souls and who through justification we are saved and become Christians.
-Justification-has been saved from the guilt of sin.
-3 Points of Salvation
-As sinners we are seen as flithy rags until we are saved.
-Other words that are used to relate to Justification:
-3 Points Paul Talks about Faith
Source of Wisdom
-Focus: faith & peace with God instead of others. Don't lose sight of the Cross. Don't lose the power of your testimony. Not about reciting, but revelation of His work.
What does the Cross mean to you?
-Content: should be the Gospel or the wisdom of God. If you have a traditional marriage with God, the cutlure won't understand it. Culture has nothing compared to the Glory of God.
-The gospel is news to everyone because it means your free thru the death of Jesus Christ. In Corinthians it talks about how during that time people forgot how to be christians.
-In Acts 18, Luke writes about what happened to Paul with the Corinthians.Acts 18:2There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them,
-We are finite and sinful, God is infinite & merciful, and praise should flow from our experience and praise of God.Fruit of the Spirit1 Corinthians 7:15
But if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.Matthew 7:15-20“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
-Reasoning from experience to truth is emotional and heart. Speaking in tongues aka Tongue Movement is considered the Holy Spirit moving thru us, when it is in us. Having experiences leads us to many truths. Truth=Experiences is related to Scriptures and is related to Jesus. It's considered the Biblical World View.-Fruit of the Spirit
-Love:seeking another's highest good over one's own self.
-Joy:supernatural happiness comfort & contentment within us as a result of the Holy Spirit that is residing within us.
-Peace:same as Joy,where Joy & Peace exist together. Be at Peace with God, with yourself, and with others at all times.
-Jesus is called the Prince of Peace who brings peace to the hearts of those who desire it. Peace is NOT the absence of conflict, but IS the presence of God no matter what the conflict. Phillippians 4:4-9 is a perfect way to achieve peace.
-If we we go about to mainfest peace, we must be at peace, trust in Christ and have a clear conscience. Live peacefully with people if possible. With Joy you must have both faith and peace.-There are 4 types of Love(Greek):Agape:
true, unconditional loveEros:
-Satan though he won when Jesus died on the cross, but it was null and void when Jesus had risen.-Fruits of the Spirit
-Without Self-Control you can't really experience any of the other fruits. Self-Control is evidence of faith and the Holy Spirit is in us. There are consequences with lack of Self-Control.-Lack of Self-Control Consequences is evident with:
Adam & Eve
Cain killing Able
Esau trades birhtright
Lot's wife looks back-Examples of Self-Control:
Joesph ran from Pharoh's wife
David did not kill Saul
Daniel refused to eat the king's food
Jesus in the wilderness
Jesus waiting 3 days before going to Lazarus