Throughout our series on 1 Peter, we have discussed the changing dynamics of our world. We are finding ourselves in a very different place as a church these days. Church no longer finds itself in a privileged place in our social order. Before we get too stressed out about this dynamic, we must remember life in the first century. Christians were greatly misunderstood and even persecuted. This is the context in which Peter pens his first letter.
In this week’s text (1 Peter 3:8-17), Peter sums up his instructions.
(1 Peter 3:8 NIV) Finally, all of you, be …
How does Peter tell us to live? What words does he use to describe the faithful Christian. We will spend most of our time this week on verse 8. Highlighting the five adjectives in this verse will paint a picture of how we should live.
(1 Peter 3:8 NIV) Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.
Join us on Sunday as we explore these words together.