Living the Good Life
The western world’s connection to Christianity has been fading in recent years. How do we explain our Christian hope to a society that does not share our faith, a society which is at best disinterested and at times opposed to Christianity? Christians today are increasingly encountering some of the same tensions that faced the early church.
New Testament Christians lived as a marginalised minority in a world that was deeply suspicious of them, and often hostile towards them. They were accused of anti-social behaviour and were persecuted for their beliefs. So Peter wrote to them and encouraged them to “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” (1 Peter 2:12).
But how were they to live such a good life?
Our modern dilemma is not dissimilar to the problem faced by the first believers. So in this sermon series from 1 Peter we will consider how to live the good life in hope and in holiness.