This week, I am continuing our sermon series on 1 Peter. I have come to the passage that many Christians have memorized, but few actually put it to into practice.
1 Peter 3:15 says “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.”
How would it be possible to actively live out this verse?
- Reverence for Christ is the start, which means to be in awe of what God is doing on a daily basis.
- Preparation is essential for having an answer. Just like when we study to take an examination, the same principles apply. Followers of Christ must prepare by studying the Word of God. If we answer someone looking for the truth in our own words, chances are good they won’t find it.
- Answers. The world is looking for answers, and we are the ones that can give them those answers by way of God’s Word.
Sounds like we have some homework to do, right? Let us not just speak a verse that sounds great, let us live out the verse. A friend recently told me this: “I don’t want to know God’s Word, I want to live God’s Word.” Those words melted my heart because in the intellectual age we live in of information, many are crying out that we want to know God’s Word, but few are crying out that we want to live God’s Word. Live His Word today!
Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7