1 Peter 3:15-16
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
In this chapter, we see the importance of keeping vows to God and we see God making provision for the father and husband to annul vows made rashly by daughters and wives. We discuss Biblical Patriarchy and male headship in the home (and church) versus modern feminism and it's destruction of the home.
Also Reference: Genesis 3:6, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 1 Timothy 2:14-15, Genesis 3:16
Faith in God and His Gospel is reasonable and logical.
Have you ever heard Christians accused of "blind faith?" This attack is meant to say that Christians have no logical basis for their faith. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Learn about the reasonable Gospel in this Bible message.
We are told to consider, to think deeply and clearly. It is one of four times here in this letter we are told this. The idea here is used to urge us "diligently to behold," "contemplate on," or "to look into" the things proposed… The writer is returning to his original theme, the superiority of Christ over all else; but I want to pause today to think about thinking. To consider consideration. For deep and disciplined thought has become foreign to our age, when parroting the rote arguments of the elite suffices for most, and any argument or even discourse will get you cancelled. Scripture calls us to approach knowledge differently. God invites us, commands us to think, to reason, to consider…
How can we be true and faithful Christians? Two main ways are seen in this text:
-by sanctifying or honoring Christ as Lord in our hearts.
-by always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
(2 Corinthians 4:7)
1/ This treasure .
2/ Where it is placed .
3/ The reason for it being in an earthen vessel .
This sermon was preached at Jireh Chapel Attleborough.
The Christian's main weapon of spiritual warfare against all satanic influence against Christ and His call on our lives to follow Him is to put our anti-christian thoughts into prison so we think right so we live and live right. Take Every Thought Captive in Obedience to Jesus Christ.
Kant saw religion as useful, not because it was an accurate measure of reality, but because it was a useful tool in keeping society in check. However, he denied that religious claims could be the measure of ultimate truth and so relegated religion to the mere ethical sphere.