The Book of 1st Peter: Resilience – November 14, 2021

1 Peter 2:11-17

Pastor David Cay

How does God want us to represent him? This is a very important question because God has put us on Earth to represent him. This is what it means to be made in the image of God: we represent and mirror God to this world.

So if we take this role seriously, it’s the greatest thing we can do for other people – showing God’s love for them and also great for ourselves. But like almost everything it doesn’t come easily, which is why the Bible keeps encouraging us to keep going.

Our Bible passage today was written to people who were a lot like us – they were a minority in a culture that didn’t believe the same things as them. So Peter’s instructions to them also applies to us as well.

According to our passage, the first key to representing God well is to:

  1. Excel in doing good
  2. Honour everyone

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