1 Peter 5:1-11
Five Steps for Getting to the Good Stuff
Step 1: Find a guide
1 Peter 5:2-3
When life turns up the heat, run to the church, not away from it.
Step 2: Humbly take their advice
1 Peter 5:5
Humility comes from a proper understanding of the grace of God. Everything is a gift. Nothing is earned.
Step 3: Don’t stress about how it is going to turn out.
1 Peter 5:7, Philippians 4:6
He cares about us.
Step 4: Don’t be naive.
1 Peter 5:8-9
Cast your cares on the Lord, but don’t be careless.
Satan constantly seeks out our weak points.
Two-fold strategy for defeating Satan’s attacks: Resist and Remember
Resist him by standing firm in the faith. Matthew 4:1-11
Remember that there is not a single temptation that we are powerless against. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Step 5: Trust the promise.
1 Peter 5:10-11
Restore = God himself will make up whatever you lack.
Establish = God himself will strengthen that which is weak.
Strengthen = God himself will give you whatever you need to complete the task.
Support = God himself will set you on a firm foundation.