Read Proverbs 7 with Ephesians 5:1-16
Read Matthew 22:15-22, 41-46
Read Proverbs 5 with 1Corinthians 6:12-20
Read Matthew 22:1-14
Read 1Peter 3:18-22
This is perhaps one of the most challenging texts of the New Testament to understand. How do Jesus preaching to "spirits in prison", Noah and the flood, and baptism, relate to our sufferings for Christ?
Read Psalm 26
We are to have an integrity that not only mirrors Christ's, but that rests in his faithfulness, and breathes devotion to the Lord
Read 1Peter 3:8-17
Peter reveals to us the manner in which we are to suffer to the glory of our God.
Read Matthew 17:1-13
The Lord Jesus Christ took Peter James and John up the mountain to bear witness to the glory that Christ had come to gain for his people.
Read 1Peter 3:8-12
The Christian is called by God to many things, and added to this list is the calling of being a blessing and doing good even in the face of suffering and persecution. This begins with doing good to one another in the church.
Read Matthew 16:21-28 with Psalm 49
The way to find your life in Christ is through the active acts of self-denial and taking up your cross to follow him. The world offers many pleasures, which are often steeped in sinful ideals and conduct, but Christ came and offered his life to redeem us from the enslavement of the world, and power of sin.