But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15
Peter tells the early Jesus-followers in Rome some crucial truths. He tells them that if they live the way God created them, people will notice. Treating others properly will make them stand out. Truly making Jesus the Lord of their life will cause people to ask questions about why they live that way.
This is valid today. Our series called us to be a community that cares for each other in ways unlike any other group. We’re told to bless others and not curse them, even those who do us harm. We’ve learned it isn’t our job to make sure God wins or defend him but to have the right attitude and treat others well when we talk about Jesus. We talked about being called to surrender our sexuality to God. And we’re to treat those in authority with honor. In total, these are all part of THE QUESTIONABLE LIFE. When we follow Peter’s instructions, we will live in such a way that people will ask, “Why do you do that?” When that happens, the door is open to tell them about Jesus.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Journal about the most significant things you learned in THE QUESTIONABLE LIFE series. If you need to, go back and review past sermons here. If you’d like a conversation about anything in this series, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
Join us all of 2023 developing a different spiritual practice each month. SPIRITUAL PRACTICES are intentional regular activities to deepen our relationship with God and mold us to be more like Jesus.
February is SABBATH. Keep track of our spiritual practices at beyondtheweekend.org/spiritualpractices.
Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.