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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 #226, CT 404152
I PETER SERIES, PT. XXIX
"The Road From Grace To Glory"
I Peter 5:5-14
5 You younger men, likewise, be subject to
your elders, and all of you, clothe
yourselves with humility toward one
another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD,
BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the
mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you
at the proper time,
7 casting all your anxiety upon Him,
because He cares for you.
8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert.
Your adversary, the devil, prowls about
like a roaring lion, seeking someone to
9 But resist him, firm in your faith,
knowing that the same experiences of
suffering are being accomplished by your
brethren who are in the world.
10 And after you have suffered for a
little, the God of all grace, who called
you to His eternal glory in Christ, will
himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and
11 To Him be dominion forever and ever.
12 Through Silvanus, our faithful brother
(for so I regard him), I have written to
you briefly, exhorting and testifying that
this is the true grace of God. Stand firm
13 She who is in Babylon, (the code word
for Rome) chosen together with you, sends
you greetings, and so does my son, Mark.
14 Greet one another with a kiss of love.
Peace be to you all who are in Christ.
The Apostle Peter was writing to a church that was facing persecution
and suffering. He also was recognizing something inspired by the
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