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Beauty 101 (Part 1)
Bible Text: 1 Peter 2:21-3:6 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: 1 Peter, Beauty 101
Christians are to patiently endure personal injustice because it is the example of Jesus.
Jesus’ reaction to unjust suffering is a pattern for our response.
“None of us mind terribly being punished for a wrong we have done. It is the slights, discriminations, and rebukes we don’t deserve that rankle.” (Peterson)
Jesus proved that a person could be in the will of God, be greatly loved by God, and still suffer unjustly. There is a shallow brand of popular theology today that claims that Christians will not suffer if they are in the will of God. Those who promote such ideas have not meditated much on the cross.” (Wiersbe)
We must not expect fairness in this world. Bearing unjust suffering without retaliation is a witness to the world.
Jesus died, not for anything He had done, but for our sins, at Calvary:
-He was wounded for our sins that we might be healed spiritually
-He died, that we might live
-We died to sin (when we came to Christ), that we might live for righteousness
Peter deals with the home as another area where submissions as a witness was called for.