The Reason for Hope (1 Peter 3:13-17)

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Pastor Joe Troutman preaching at San Antonio Reformed on June 21, 2015. HT: Billie Moody

On Sunday, May 8, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “The Reason for Hope” from 1 Peter 3:13-17.

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.

Jesus Christ is the object of your hope, but he is also the One who gives you hope through his death and resurrection.

1. Harm?

2. Hope

3. Humility

Listen to “The Reason for Hope” (1 Peter 3:13-17) at mcopc.org.

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