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Title: “Don’t Apologize…but Apologize!”
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:13-22
Date: May 14, 2023

Main Theme: “Defend the faith with zeal because Jesus has died and risen and You belong to Him.”

  1. Peter teaches that it is good to suffer for the faith
    • But we must always be prepared to defend the faith and the hope we have
    • We must confess/defend the faith with meekness and fear so no one accuses us of false teaching
  2. Peter shows us how Jesus suffered and died for us
    • His suffering means salvation for us and thus we need not fear the good
  3. We are covered in His life, death, and resurrection in baptism which saves us
    • Our consciences are clear and good because of Jesus’ good.
    • In Him, we are good, and in Him we can be bold to defend our hope and faith.