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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Suffering For Righteousness

1 Peter 3:13-17

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. It is guaranteed that Christians will suffer.
    • 2. Sometimes even death
    • 3. How do we bear up under suffering for Christ?
  • I. DO WHAT IS RIGHT
    • A. Find Out What Is Right and Do It!
      • 1. Be a zealot.
      • 2. Several attitudes permeate toward good.
        • a. Want no part of it.
        • b. Selfish attitude toward good
        • c. Sentimental attitude
        • d. Real zeal (Hebrews 13:5-6; 1 Peter 3:13; Romans 8:28)
  • II. SET MIND ON CHRIST AND HOPE
    • A. Christ Alone Is to Fill Our Heart
      • 1. John 17:23; Galatians 2:20; James 1:12
      • 2. Hope is honest expectation
  • III. DEFEND YOUR HOPE
    • A. 1 Peter 3:15
    • B. Defense Follows Guidelines
      • 1. Be reasonable
      • 2. Be gentle
      • 3. Be reverent
      • 4. Give evidence: Your life
  • Conclusion
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