Embracing Opposition — 1 Peter
Peter is writing to Jewish believers who were living in what is modern day Turkey (Asia Minor). These believers were far from the safety of their homeland (Israel) and were facing opposition from Jewish zealots, the Romans, culture and each other. Living as exiles meant no one would’ve blamed them for losing their desire to remain holy/separate from the world, but Peter was writing to challenge them not to give up. He then tells them throughout the book how to embrace the opposition, not just endure it. Join us as we see how we can apply these challenges from Peter in our days.
Pastor John Lowder
1 Peter 3:13-22
Making plans for the future can certainly be challenging because things don’t always go as planned. Having some contingency plans prepares you more for the unexpected, and this is certainly true even for how we live as Christians. If you are willing to truly live as a Christian, people will notice because the gospel can be very attractive. Not everyone will appreciate the life-changing power of the gospel though, so how can we be ready to embrace the opposition?