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.
Today’s Message: Tried and True 1 Peter 1:6–9
Something that is tried-and-true has been tested and proven to be worthy or good. Without being tried, how do you know if it is true? This is certainly true of our lives as a Christian. God doesn’t waste pain.