Pastor David Cay
A race, or a marathon, can be a metaphor to describe the Christian life. It can be hard and painful sometimes. Our walk with God will have struggles like we have to give up our comfort to follow him. There are times when we struggle with sin and temptation. It can be really frustrating that a lot of us just want to quit.
This week we are starting a new sermon series in 1st Peter. This book was written to people who were going through hard times. The surrounding culture was mistreating them because they were Christians. They were wrestling with the personal cost of following Jesus and they wanted to quit.
Peter writes this letter to encourage the church and implores them to keep going despite the trials they are facing.
My question today is: Why should we pay the price to follow Jesus? Our Bible passage tells us that it worth it because:
- God’s plan is better than our plan
- The only way to follow God’s plan is to pay the price