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Following in a Jesus Post-Christian Culture

Following in a Jesus Post-Christian Culture

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Topic: “Do Good for the Glory of God”

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Topic: “Do Good for the Glory of God” Text: 1 Peter 2: 11 -12

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture 1 Pet. 2: 11 ¶ Beloved, I urge

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture 1 Pet. 2: 11 ¶ Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 1 Pet. 2: 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Question: What is the metaphor Peter uses to

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Question: What is the metaphor Peter uses to describe the Christian life? Answer: Battle (“waging war”)

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Question: What is the adversary within? Answer: 1

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Question: What is the adversary within? Answer: 1 Pet. 2: 11 ¶ Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Question: How are we to face this adversary?

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Question: How are we to face this adversary? Answer: 1 Pet. 2: 11 ¶ Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Question: What is the adversary without? Answer: Ungodly

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Question: What is the adversary without? Answer: Ungodly critics (“they speak against you as evildoers”)

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Question: How are we to face this adversary?

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Question: How are we to face this adversary? Answer: Do Good! 1 Pet. 2: 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Question: What do you find interesting about what

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Question: What do you find interesting about what Peter does not include in his instruction for battle? Answer: No verbal campaign

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Three Scenarios for Doing Good: • Gay Neighbors

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture Three Scenarios for Doing Good: • Gay Neighbors • “Unlawful” Nativity • Outspoken atheist