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  • 1 Peter 5: 6-11                   

    The celebrations of Canada 150 have been intentional from shore to shore to shore. The City of Kamloops has paid tribute to our nation and recognized our place in it.

    What do I love most about my life in Canada?


    • Peter is writing to a people whose lives are in transition
    • These people are trying to find safe places
    • These people are trying to build a future for their families
    • They could be bitter and hard
    • Peter reminds them that they have hope in Jesus
    • Peter share hope for these moments of the journey
    • Peter talks about our life in Christ that impacts our daily journey
    • Do we live as if we truly believe God?

    Enjoying My Life

    1 Humble yourself to God – vrs 6     

    • Bow or submit my life
    • Acknowledge God as an active part of my life
    • Live with the awareness of God every day
    • God will pick me up and carry me
    • Relax and wait for God’s timing and actions

    2 God cares for me – vrs 7     

    • Care – denotes intentional awareness and help on my behalf
    • Knows about me and is paying attention
    • Be self-controlled and alert – vrs 8       

    o   The devil is our enemy

    o   Makes a lot noise to frighten us

    o   Looks for ways to attack, distract and make our lives miserable

    o   Be on guard

    o   Stand up in the strength of Jesus and resist

    o   Followers of Jesus face the devils opposition

    • God is for us and gives us victory

    3 God will restore us and give us a future – vrs 10    

    • He will give you strength for today’s needs
    • He will give us His resources so that we can stand firm
    • He will help us to be solid and consistent
    • He will help us fight the uncertainties of life

    Application – God cares for me, Satan wants to destroy me, God is has a home for me.

    • God picks me up and puts me back on my feet
    • God cares about the details of my life and helps me
    • God gives me a life with Him – “To Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen”  1Peter 5:11

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