TEACHER: Ken Hicks
SCRIPTURES: 1 Peter 3:14-18
BOTTOM LINE: Our HOPE is in the Resurrection of Jesus?
QUESTION: If someone starts taking jabs at our Faith, Why we Believe, etc…, do we have a 1-Liner Answer ready to respond? Can we share a Defense? Are we PREPARED?
What do we say when there’s Little Time… and even Less Interest? These people aren’tsaying Tell me about Jesus, that’s not it at all.
Eventually, if someone gives us enough time, we can explain our Faith. But when all we get is those little pokes … and jabs … and comments … what do we do?
- Don’t Be Afraid! 1 Peter 3:13-14 … “13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed.
- Always Be PREPARED! 1 Peter 3:15 … “15 …. Always be PREPARED to give an answer …”
- What Was Peter’s HOPE?
Now … if we were to say to Peter, ok bro, how do you defend your HOPE and your CONFIDENCE in Christ? I think his answer would be 1-word … RESURRECTION!!!!!
Peterwould say his HOPE is anchored in an the EVENT of the RESURRECTION!
– I’m not sure if the 6 days of Creation was literal or not … I just know he died, and then we had breakfast.
Be PREPARED to give an Answer … to share a Defense … and REMEMBER, while you’re getting your answer and defense together, it may cost you something! But that’s ok … because it cost God something too.
We’ve got to be able to answer Why Have We Chosen to Follow Jesus?
I believe Jesus died, and rose from the dead … and it’s not even just because the Bible says so … it’s better than that!