LIVING HOPE #19: A Heart to Share the Faith
Topic: Sunday Worship Passage: 1 Peter 3:13–3:17, 2 Timothy 4:1–4:5
September 27, 2020 Rev. Thomas M. Cox
LIVING HOPE #19:
A Heart to Share the Faith
1 Peter 3:13-17
A) WHO CAN H______ YOU? (vss. 13-14, 16-17)
- No need to F______.
- You may well S___________.
B) WHO DO YOU HOLD IN YOUR H________ ? (vs. 15a)
C) LET’S REGARD HIM AS H______. (vs. 15a)
D) LET’S GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF OUR H______. (vs. 15b)
- Be P______________. See 2 Timothy 4:1-5
- With G______________ and R____________
E) ATTITUDES & APPLICATIONS
- Let’s create a church C____________ where we have a M____________ to share the Faith in our own spheres of influence.
- Make room in your life for a “Prayer P______.” Be a good friend and neighbor.
- Consider how you will L______ for and make use of upcoming opportunities:
1 Peter 3:13-17 (ESV)
13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.
2 TIMOTHY 4:1-5
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.