June 17, 1990
Peter took it for granted that true believers would be about the business of sharing the faith—but there are many reasons why we are hesitant to do so. In this sermon, Alistair Begg describes the attitude we should have and the actions we should take to prepare our hearts and minds to be ready to share the reason for our hope. While sharing Christ may result in temporary suffering, by focusing fully on Jesus we may rest secure in the joy that is to come.
13Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15but 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, 16having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.
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