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  • 1 Peter 4:1-6
  • Mark 14:26-31
  • Romans 12:1-2
  • 1 Timothy 4:7-10
  • 2 Timothy 2:1-7


In this passage, Peter is encouraging readers to “lean into” and prepare for suffering. ¬†Being prepared for the test before it even arrives.

If we don’t transform our minds and think differently about the world and suffering we will not be prepared for it.

Instead of opting for a turn-key study or solution we need to toil and strive for godliness. ¬†Godliness doesn’t come easily.

If we are experiencing persecution/suffering, it is unlikely we will be as easily tempted by sin.