Embracing Life

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A Living Hope: Week 7

This is day Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. It doesn’t have to be just another normal day of going through the motions. Perhaps today is the day someone asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have in Jesus. That might sound scary, but God has promised us that we won’t be alone in those moments. We talk a lot about wanting our church to grow. And more importantly, wanting more people to join the family of God.

How will it grow?

When we open our lives to others and invite them into our church family. It happens with boldness, but also with gentleness and respect. God never gives up. He just keeps reaching out to bring us His message of hope and grace.

1 Peter 3:8-17

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For,

Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats, or fear what they fear; do not be frightened. 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. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.