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10 Each of you received a spiritual gift. God has shown you his grace in giving you different gifts. And you are like servants who are responsible for using God’s gifts. So be good servants and use your gifts to serve each other. 11 Anyone who speaks should speak words from God. The person who serves should serve with the strength that God gives. You should do these things so that in everything God will be praised through Jesus Christ. Power and glory belong to him forever and ever. Amen.

Suffering As a Christian

12 My friends, do not be surprised at the painful things you are now suffering. These things are testing your faith. So do not think that something strange is happening to you.

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10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,(A) as faithful(B) stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.(C) If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides,(D) so that in all things God may be praised(E) through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.(F)

Suffering for Being a Christian

12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you(G) to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

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