To Love Life and See Good Days Feb 7, 2016

1 Peter 3:8-17, 20
– character qualities and mindsets we are going to need active in our life to achieve the goal
1. be of one mind (1 Cor. 2:16)
2. have compassion for one another
3. love as brothers
4. be tenderhearted
5. be courteous (John 13:35)
6. do not return evil for evil but return a blessing instead (Matt. 5:44-47, Ps. 34:12-16)
7. turn from evil and do good
8. refrain from speaking evil or deceitfully – to cease or desist, to leave off from speaking guile, deceit – the action or practice of deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth
9. seek peace and pursue it
10. do not be afraid or troubled
11. sanctify the Lord God in your heart
“The simple meaning of the injunction is that at the very centre of life there is to be one Lord, and that is Christ… Other lords are permitted to invade the sanctuary of the heart, and to exercise dominion over us. Our own selfish desires, the opinion of others, worldly wisdom, the pressure of circumstances, these and many other lords command us, and we turn away our simple and complete allegiance to our one Lord.” (Morgan)
12. be ready to give a reason for your hope