Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Second Coming Thinking for Daily Living – Part 4

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.  1 Peter 4:7-11

A.  Second Coming Thinking: 1 Peter 4:7

B.  Second Coming Thinking for Present Day Living

          1.  Build a spiritually-minded prayer life: 1 Peter 4:7

         2.  Intensify obedience to the Greatest and New Commandments: 1 Peter 4:8


               3.  Meet the needs in the body of Christ: 1 Peter 4:9, Romans 12:13, 1 Tim. 3:2, Titus 1:7-8

Gaius:  A Model and Example to follow

        –  A Commitment to obey known commands: 3 John 1-3

        –  An active love for people especially God’s people: 3 John 5-6, Acts 2:42-47, 1 John 3:16-18, 2 Cor. 1:3-4, Phil. 2:19-21, Matt. 20:25-28