On episode 137 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss 1 Peter 3:8-4:11. In this section of his letter, Peter is helping us answer the question “how do I live faithfully for Jesus Christ in a time like this?” Even though he was addressing the early church, what a great question for us to ask today! We would love for you to join us as we continue to study this encouraging, convicting, and timely book together.
“Peter isn’t telling us that we do these things to earn points for heaven or that if we do these things we will earn heaven, but he’s saying you are chosen, called, powered by the spirit; you are born again by living hope, purifying yourself by obedience to the truth. Because all of that is true, here are the essential characteristics that will flow from lives like that. This difference is vitally important, because if we don’t get that, it will call us into despair because we cannot do this on our own.” -Alistair Begg
“The context in which Peter writes these things is to encourage us that our suffering is used by God as a testimony for righteousness and is accompanied by the Holy Spirit to bring about the Spirit’s purposes of redemption, in the same manner by which our Lord, who was raised by the Spirit, went and preached and saw so much fruit.” – R.C. Sproul
*The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*