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  1. I am a partaker of the sufferings of Christ. Father, please help me to fill a church with those people. Write your name here:

    1 Peter 4:13-15 The Passion Translation
    13 Instead, continue to rejoice, for you, in a measure, have shared in the sufferings of the Anointed One so that you can share in the revelation of his glory and celebrate with even greater gladness![a] 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are greatly blessed,[b] because the Spirit of glory and power,[c] who is the Spirit of God, rests upon you.[d]
    15 Let none of you merit suffering as a murderer, or thief, or criminal, or as one who meddles in the affairs of others.
    Footnotes:
    1 Peter 4:13 The Greek verb tenses can imply either present or future. There is a glory unveiled in us as we focus on Christ in our difficulties. This brings immediate joy and rejoicing when we pass through suffering. Yet the greatest joy will be as we are free from mortal pain and see the revelation of his glory throughout eternity.
    1 Peter 4:14 See Matt. 5:11.
    1 Peter 4:14 Some Greek manuscripts have “and of power.” The Aramaic can be translated “the [Shekinah] glory of the Spirit.”
    1 Peter 4:14 See Isa. 11:2. A few manuscripts, deemed unreliable, add “On their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.”

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