Whose opinion do you value most? The unbeliever’s or God’s? At first that question seems like an easy one to answer. That is, until we take a good look at our lives. The fact of the matter is what unbelievers think about us and about Christian faith often influences our lives more than we think. Their opinions often influence the way we speak. I mean, where would you say it is easier to talk about Christ and the gospel? At church, or at work? At church, of course. At church we have no problem saying, ‘The Lord is more important … Continue reading The One Opinion that Counts…1 Peter 2:4
“So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” Reading these verses for the first time you might think the main point would be how much you need the Bible. After all, you’ll remember that the immediate context in which this verse is set is one where Peter is stressing the importance of the Word. He reminds us in verses 22-25 that as believers we’ve been … Continue reading 1 Peter 2:1-3 – Do You Want It?
I think one of the most difficult things about believing in Jesus is the fact that so many people don’t.Day after day we go to work and are surrounded by people who dismiss Him; day after day we turn on our televisions and watch people who reject Him; day after day we read in our newspapers about people who don’t believe in Him. Our lives are filled with people who ignore, minimize and reject Jesus; people who simply do not believe in Him.And their lack of faith often wears on our faith.Sometimes it plain wears it out. I’ve known people, … Continue reading 1 Peter 2:7,8 – The Problem of Unbelief