Church Life

Stabilizers for Enduring Body Life

A Bible Exposition of 1 Peter 4:7-11

3 Practices for Producing Long-term Stability in the Church

1.  Live watchfully, awaiting his return (7)

2.  Love earnestly, protecting the body (8-9)

3.  Minister faithfully, exalting Jesus (10-11)

1 Peter 4:7–11—7The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. 8Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 9Be hospitable to one another without complaint. 10As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.