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  1. Dealing with the Enemy 1 Peter 3:13-22

  2. 6 Steps to “Dealing” • V.13-14- Do not fear them! Most anxiety is worse than the actual event, IF it even actually happens.

  3. Suffering for the right reason is a blessing • Jesus and His apostles did it • Relief is coming • Your reward is great This is a plain indication of God's righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.6. For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 2 Thessalonians 1:5-6 "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.11. "Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.12. "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:10-12

  4. There are worse things than suffering. "Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

  5. 6 Steps to “Dealing” • V.13-14- Do not fear them! • V. 15- Be ready for them. • With an answer • With a good attitude

  6. 6 Steps to “Dealing” • V.13-14- Do not fear them! • V. 15- Be ready for them. • V. 16- Practice what you preach. Nothing hurts a good argument like bad actions. Shame bad behavior with good. "BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.”Romans 12:20

  7. 6 Steps to “Dealing” • V.13-14- Do not fear them! • V. 15- Be ready for them. • V. 16- Practice what you preach. • V.17-18- Imitate Jesus A good leader won’t ask what He won’t do himself.

  8. 6 Steps to “Dealing” • V.13-14- Do not fear them! • V. 15- Be ready for them. • V. 16- Practice what you preach. • V.17-18- Imitate Jesus • V.19-21- Trust God to make a separation

  9. Angels, the ancient world, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Lot all demonstrate that God knows how to rescue the godly.

  10. A PARALELL God used WATER in Noah’s day to separate the obedient out. He is still using WATER today in the same way, separating the obedient out.

  11. 6 Steps to “Dealing” • V.13-14- Do not fear them! • V. 15- Be ready for them. • V. 16- Practice what you preach. • V.17-18- Imitate Jesus • V.19-21- Trust God to make a separation • V.22- Keep your eye on following Jesus

  12. Jesus has led the way, subjected all authorities and gone to prepare a place… Are you ready for His return?