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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
Program #222, CT 403042
I PETER SERIES, PT. XXV
"Daring To Live By the Cross"
I Peter 4:1-6
1 Therefore, since Christ has suffered in
the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same
purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh
has ceased from sin,
2 so as to live the rest of the time in the
flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the
will of God.
3 For the time already past is sufficient for
you to have carried out the desire of the
Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality,
lusts, drunkenness, carousels, drinking parties
and abominable idolatries.
4 And in all this, they are surprised that you
do not run with them into the same excess of
dissipation, and they malign you;
S but they shall give account to Him who is
ready to judge the living and the dead.
6 For the gospel has for this purpose been
preached even to those who are dead, that though
they are judged in the flesh as men, they may
live in the spirit according to the will of God.
Have you ever said, "I wish I had said that!"? There are probably
some things we all wish we hadn't said, but the following is exactly
what I wish I had said. Bob Morehead, who lives in Alabama, wrote
I am a part of the fellowship of the
unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The
die has been cast. I stepped over the line.
r am a disciple of His. I won't look back, I
won't let up, I won't slow down, and I won't
My past is redeemed, my present is secure, my
future is bright. I am finished, done with
low-living, sight-walking, smooth knees,
colorless visions, mundane talking, low
giving and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity,
position, promotions, plaudits or popularity.
I don't have to be right, first, tops,
recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded. I
now live by presence, lean by faith, walk by
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