“Fearlessly Defend The Hope”

1 Peter 3:13-17

13 And who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?

14 But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR FEAR, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,

15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and fear,

16 having a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who disparage your good conduct in Christ will be put to shame.

17 For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing good rather than for doing wrong.


Referenced Scripture:

2 Corinthians 4:16—18

Deuteronomy 31:6



“Those who are afraid of men have no fear of God, and those who fear God have no more fear of men.” - Pr. Dietrich Bonhoeffer


“Believers who sanctify Christ set Him apart from all others as the sole object of their love, reverence, loyalty, and obedience. They recognize His perfection, magnify His glory, extol His pre-eminence, and submit themselves to His will, with the understanding that sometimes that submission includes suffering.” - Dr. John MacArthur