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Summary: Let us put-on Christ - first in attitude then in action

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Attitude Adjustment

1 Peter 4:1-5

Therefore, since Christ suffered physically, you too are to arm yourselves with the same attitude. For whoever has suffered physically is finished with sin,

with the result that he lives the rest of his earthly life no longer controlled by human desires, but by God's will.

For you have spent enough time already living the way the pagans want you to live — in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, wild parties and forbidden idol-worship.

They think it strange that you don't plunge with them into the same flood of dissoluteness, and so they heap insults on you.

But they will have to give an account to Him who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.

We must be armed with the same Attitude –

As Christ.

What type of attitude did Jesus have?

Well we know that when Jesus

Took a stand on an issue

Like working on the Sabbath

The Religious leaders

Did not like His position

When he took a stance on

How to deal with the woman caught in adultery

The religious leaders didn’t like His position

Today is no different

Pastors are immediately attacked –

if we issue any direction,

or correction.

if we take a stand for something

there is always the “religious ones”

who complain –

and take offense

the reason why great

offense has come to the church

it’s because of

the feminization of Jesus

So if we fail to act in a feminine manor

We are attacked

Love to many people

is the “flower power”

type of love

If you love me

you’ll just leave me alone

to do my own thing.

However, If he is lord

Then He don’t just leave you alone.

Try bowing

Every time to you call Him Lord

That will give you the

Understanding we need

As to who Jesus really is.

The feminization of God

Has caused many churches

to not speak the whole truth

For instance

1 Peter 4:1 – Arm yourself is a military term

Think of the many men

who think church is for women

It was the opposite manner

in the time of the apostles

When people thought of Temple –

It was a male dominated

Jewish synagogue world

Listen, the

Instructions to women

in the New testament

Only shows that women were allowed to be in attendance –

Peter and Paul in their writings

included them

And so

when you try and apply the rules

of New testament living

to today

Your missing something

When the women were getting instructions,

it was on

how to enter a men’s world.

Our culture has no idea –

So when they read the New Testament

They are offended

And think women are not allowed

Or women are to be excluded

But that is not true

The apostles knew

That for women to be powerful

In the gospel

And to be accepted by society

They had to enter the men’s world

And be accepted

Therefore they had to follow certain rules,

So the culture of the time

Would accept the women

And not discard them

So most of what was written then

Was culturally based –

And does not apply to today’s world.

There are certain things that women

Then needed to be told

For instance

They needed to be told

not to shave their heads

Because although the women thought it


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