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1 Peter 3:13-22

January 22, 2017 Speaker: Series: Exiles

Topic: Spiritual Growth Passage: 1 Peter 3:13–3:22

It is God’s will to bless

You will be blessed for suffering for righteousness sake

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven”. 
 Matthew 5:11

How do we respond to
 suffering in our lives?

  • No fear! v.14
  • Honor Christ as Lord v.15
  • Share the Hope you have in Jesus with others v. 15
  • Use your good conscience to live in freedom v. 16
  • Know that it is better to suffer in God’s will than to do evil v.17

Jesus our Example

  • Jesus was perfectly righteous but He suffered for the sins of the unrighteous to bring us to God v.18-20
  • Jesus is vindicated and blessed 
v.21-22

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