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Practice What You Preach

Peter could speak credibly about persecutions because he endured them himself. He practiced what he preached (1Pet 4:12-14).

In Acts 5 we can see how he suffered for his faith. Acts 12 reports his imprisonment. Eventually, the Romans crucified him upside down instead of right-side up.

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Cost of Victory

Godly leaders act in love and truth regardless of the cost (2Cor 4:5). Victory costs! Paul knew this when he became a believer. The Lord said about Paul, “For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake” (Acts 9:16).

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Why Suffer?

How mature are you as a leader (Rom 5:1-5)? If you are running from tribulation, you may be running from the people God wants you to reach. Afflictions are God’s method of developing patience in you. You might not like it at the time, but God’s timetable is different from yours. Get used to it. Embrace it. Anticipate it. Dare to love it.

For a study covering key Bible teachings from Romans, see the:

Romans, part-1 Study Guide

Romans, part-2 Study Guide

 


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