7 references to the sufferings of Christ

Thought for the month

November 2014
  1. 1 Peter 1:11-12 The prophecy of his suffering. The entire theme of the old testament prophets was Christ’s suffering preceding his glory Acts 10:39
  2. 1 Peter 2:21 The pattern of his suffering. We are to imitate him.
  3. 1 Peter 2:23 The purity of Christ’s suffering. In his suffering he did no sin, never was guile found in his mouth. Even though his suffering was real, he was without sin.
  4. 1 Peter 3:18 The purpose of Christ’s suffering. This is a deep a glorious truth that Christ suffered once, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God.
  5. 1 Peter 4:1 The pain of Christ’s suffering. Christ suffered in a real human body. He identifies with us, in our suffering.
  6. 1 Peter 4:13 Partakers of Christ’s sufferings.
  7. 1 Peter 5:1 The promotion of Christ’s sufferings.