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1 Peter 5 - NIV

To the Elders and the Flock

1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed:

2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;

3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,

“God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”[a]

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings

12 With the help of Silas,[b] whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.

13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.

14 Greet one another with a kiss of love.
Peace to all of you who are in Christ.


a. 1 Peter 5:5 Prov.?3:34
b. 1 Peter 5:12 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas

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Shared by: Dean Courtier on Feb, 2017
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Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: We are called to suffering: but we are also called to glory.
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Shared by: Rodney Fry on Dec, 2016
Summary: God does care about each of us more that we know
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Scripture: 1 Peter 5:7
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Shared by: Rodney Fry on Nov, 2016
Summary: Time to look at a wardrobe change
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:5
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Shared by: GARY ELLER on Nov, 2016
Summary: Utilizing God's Resources to become victorious during attack from the enemy
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Shared by: GARY ELLER on Nov, 2016
Summary: God wants to carry our burdens and cares for us!
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:5-7
Denomination: *other
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Shared by: Larry Turner on Nov, 2016
Summary: We are to honor authority, relationships, and God. In return we will receive honor.
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:6
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Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: Standing strong in the Christian Life
Series: 1 Peter
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:1-10
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Shared by: John Doe on Oct, 2016
Summary: God does not call us to Superhuman status. Rather, he calls us to Overcome. (three-point outline with optional intro.)
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Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Aug, 2016
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Scripture: 1 Peter 5:6-7
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Views: 169
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Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2016
Summary: We can triumph in our trials if we replace our worry with worship
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Scripture: 1 Peter 5:1-14
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Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Aug, 2016
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jun, 2016
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Scripture: 1 Peter 5:6-8
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Shared by: Rev. Dwayne Kight on Jun, 2016
Summary: A sermon pointed to the need for a watchful outlook in resting the devil.
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:8
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Shared by: Doug Gorman on May, 2016
Summary: We should be progressively striving to penetrate enemy held territory. Where is the territory? Everywhere! The world, this country, this state, your town or city, your own home, your family and your own body and mind - no one is exempt from these encounters!
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Shared by: Troy Borst on Apr, 2016
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Shared by: Troy Borst on Apr, 2016
Summary: You see, the help that we receive from the hand of God comes as a result of our humble hearts being yielded to Him in all things. God helps those who are humble before Him in the manner and time in which He sees fit.
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Shared by: Troy Borst on Apr, 2016
Summary: Basic sermon about worry. Congregation participation at the end.
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Shared by: Christabel N. Onuoha on Mar, 2016
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Shared by: Wilma de Waal on Feb, 2016
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Scripture: 1 Peter 5:6
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Summary: A four point message describing the devil in various ways in how he attacks Christ's church
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Scripture: 1 Peter 5:8
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Shared by: Davon Huss on Oct, 2015
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