Monday, May 2, 2016

1 Peter 3:13-18

1 Peter 3:13-18
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

  Who is the most hopeful person you know?  What gives them such hope?  How do you display your hope?
  I was reading an article this morning about different ways to keep unfortunate events from ruining your week.  As a Christian, I think we have to keep all things in perspective -- our ultimate hope that Jesus Christ invites us into God's eternal kingdom by defeating the powers of sin and death should be able to prevent us from getting too down about anything.  No matter what threatens or buffets us in this life, the ultimate hope we face in Christ should drive us to be a people who are guided by a strong hope.
  So let us live in such a way that encourages others and displays to the world how rooted we are in our faith.  We will never be abandoned or forsaken by Christ, and we shall live eternally at peace with God.
  How do we show that hope to the world?

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