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I Peter 5:5-14
Turn in your bible this morning to the fifth chapter of
I Peter. And we will begin reading with the fifth verse and
read to the conclusion of this book. For about sixteen Sunday
mornings now we have been going through this book together. And
we have been studying it and reading it. And so we are coming
to the closing verses of the letter. I am going to read all
of the verses I really won't deal with the last three verses.
These are words of concluding greetings. And some special things
there. Greetings and this kind of thing. We will really kinda
zero in on verses five through eleven. As we conclude our study
of this book together. So if you will follow along in your bible
as I read and then keep your bible open and we will refer back
to the verses as we go back through it.
"Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yes
all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility:
for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble
yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may ex-
alt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth
for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as
a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he ma\ devour. Uhom resist
steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished
in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who
hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye
have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle
you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Then the
closing greetings. By silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I
suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting and testifying that this
is the true grace of God wherein ye stand. The church that is at
Babylon,and you will notice the three words that is are in italics.
And there is some difference of opinion there. Some fee ...
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