Holiness, Joy and Suffering #16

A journey through 1 Peter 3:13-18

By Aaron Holman, February 21, 2021

Why do you believe what you believe? Peter describes the church living in such a way that people will ask us about our faith. We need to be ready to give a reply and give a reason for our hope.

1 Peter 3:13

The righteous life will

It will also

1 Peter 3:14-15

I need to be ready

Romans 1:19-20

Lucky the Fish

1 Peter 3:15

I am not preparing for

Practical tips

  • Tell them
  • It’s ok to say


  • Podcast - Unbelievable with Justin Brierley
  • Youtube - Capturing Christianity
  • Books - The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, The Reason for God by Timothy Keller, Unbelievable by Justin Brierley

1 Peter 3:16

Our life either or our reasons for belief

1 Peter 3:17-18

Who do I know that doesn’t know Jesus?

Verses for further study

  • Mark 12:30
  • 1 Corinthians 9:20-23

Questions for discussion

  • When is a time someone asked you why you are a Christian? How did you respond?
  • What makes it hard for you to answer questions like this?
  • How is our belief in Jesus different than believing in Santa?
  • Why is listening in order to understand so important?
  • Why does Peter keep mentioning the way that we live when he talks about sharing our faith?

Parent Cues

  • Review what kindness means to each of you.
  • This week we are learning that we need to be kinder to others you have to be. What can that look like either at home or at school?
  • Each one in the family come up with 3 ways in which you can be kinder this week than you have to be.
  • Read together and practice your verse for this month in Colossians 3:12.
  • Pray together and ask for God to provide opportunities to each of you to go the extra mile or someone this week.