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"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." –1 Peter 5:6-14
Peter ends his letter encouraging all of us to stand firm in the grace of God. If we relocate to some other foundation for our life, we will find ourselves anxious, frustrated, and discontent. Our life will involve resisting pride on the inside and the Devil on the outside, both of which work together to move us away from God's grace and the peace it brings. This sermon explains pride, anxiety, Satan, and strategies to resist them all to stand firm in the grace of God.
1. What would it look like for you to stand firm in the grace of God in your daily life?
2. How can anxiety keep you from standing firm in the grace of God? How does the gospel produce freedom from anxiety? What would it look like practically to stand firm in the grace of God when you are tempted to be anxious?
3. What strategies do you think the devil has for "vibrating your strings"? Do you see any of them at work in your life now? What would it look like practically to resist the Devil in those areas?
Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.
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