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1 PETER 3:13-17 ESV
“Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 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, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.”
This morning at 855 and 11am services, we talked about setting aside Christ as Holy. So often we allow our lives and our faith to become a ‘catch-all’, drowning out the presence and voice of God from our lives. Our faith gets buried beneath demands that are ultimately not important compared to sacred time with our Lord. The congregation was challenged to take some things off the sacred table and time with God, and others were challenged to push things off, with force, in order to surrender their lives and schedules to Jesus. God want to do a mighty work in your life, and shows up often to meet with you. But will you do YOUR part and meet with him? Set aside Christ as holy in your heart and spend time with the Lord who sent His Son to die and rise for you, so that a mighty work can be done. Amen.