1 Peter: Living as a Christian in a Hostile World

We all dread persecution and suffering... it hurts, discourages and frustrates. Yet the Bible tells us to rejoice and to feel blessed?! How can we do this? Peter gives us solid reasons to help us do this very counter-intuitive thing.

Ezekiel 9
Malachi 3:1-5
1 Peter 4:12-19,3:9,4:7,1:6-7,4:3-4
2 Timothy 3:12
James 1:2-4
John 15:18-19
Colossians 1:24
Luke 12:8-9
Romans 8:17-18
Acts 5:41
Matthew 5:11-12

Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:

  • How can someone rejoice during suffering?

  • What are the reasons given in this passage to do this?

  • How should we, as Christian, view the increasing hostility to believers in this country?

  • What should our attitude be?