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Distinct Life – Ready Witness
1 Peter 3:8-17
Distinct Life – Ready Witness
Love One Another
Set Your Hope
God’s Life &
live a distinct life…be prepared with an answer to your Hope…1 Peter 3:15
the distinct life is counter-cultural…it stands out from the crowd
Seek(Luke 19:10)…Go(Matt 28:19)…As you go(Acts 8:4)
live a distinct life…be prepared with an answer to your Hope
Matthew 9:36 (ESV) When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Matthew 14:14 (ESV) When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Mark 1:41 (ESV)Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.”
Luke 7:13 (ESV) And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
Matthew 9:10–13 (ESV)And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12 But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
distinct life + God’s heart + truth = powerful witness
Abiding In Christ
Acts 2:41–43 (ESV) So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.
Loving One Another
Acts 2:44–47a (ESV) And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people.
Witness to the World
Acts 2:47 (ESV) . . . And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Titus 2:10 . . . , but showing all good faith so that they will adorn (kosmeo) the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.
"They dwell in their own countries, but simply as sojourners.... They are in the flesh, but they do not live after the flesh. They pass their days on earth, but they are citizens of heaven. They obey the prescribed laws, and at the same time, they surpass the laws by their lives. They love all men but are persecuted by all. They are unknown and condemned. They are poor, yet they make many rich. They possess few things; yet, they abound in all. They are dishonored, but yet are honored.... And those who hate them are unable to give any reason for their hatred."The Power of Life Testimony