Sharon Baptist Church
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  • Sharon Baptist Church
    402 Shenandoah Rd, Benton, AR 72019, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
The Hope We Have
1 Peter 3:13-17
A. As we look back and examine the journey of the Apostle Peter and we see his faults and failures and now his admonition and encouragement about HOPE, let’s see the source of our HOPE!
1. Luke 22:32— “when you have returned to me”
2. John 21:15, 19-22
B. Paul had a lot to say about HOPE, here is a great passage—Romans 15:4-13

A. Back to our text—1 Peter 3:13-15
1. We lose hope when we lose faith. How do we lose faith? When our fear is on the rise.
2. Many times when our fear is on the rise, we tend to be silent about Jesus, we may even deny HIM!
3. Peter had great faith at times, then sometimes he feared MAN more than the MESSIAH.
B. When a test or trial hits your life, what happens?
1. Maybe every time you have been tested, you come out great and never fail!
2. Every trial and test you face is an opportunity to shine for Jesus!
C. When Peter falls and fails—Luke 22:54-62
1. This was a man’s man and he was called out by a finger-pointing little girl and he miserably failed!
2. 1 Peter 3:15— “always be ready”
D. Be Ready
1. Peter was writing to people who were scattered all over Asia Minor because of persecution. He was trying to get them ready!
2. “I don’t have to get ready, I stay ready!” —That’s what Peter thought before he failed.
3. He knew the church is like a ship, carrying the Gospel Message all over the world!
4. A lot of people think the church is like a cruise ship and we are just tourists out for a pleasure cruise! Bro. Michael is supposed to cater to my every desire.
5. Well I’m here to tell you, the church is not a cruise ship, it’s a battleship! And this preacher’s job is not to make you comfortable! My job is to preach the WORD and get you up, gird you up and get you ready for the challenge that the world and Satan is going to throw your way!
6. We are on a mission! A Gospel mission! You have everything you need in the Word of God, sharpened by the Spirit of God to accomplish the task!
7. Because of the work and example of our Savior Jesus Christ, we not only have HOPE, we have a LIVING HOPE! (1 Peter 1:3-6)
Remember in Prayer
Betty Phillips
Dottie Royce

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Home Discussion Guide
1. What does the word "hope" mean to you? What do you place your hope in?
2. Has your hope ever changed or been challenged? What happened?
3. According to 1 Peter 3:15, how can we be ready to give a reason for that hope that is in you?
4. Has there ever been a time in your life that you were silent about Jesus? Maybe that time is right now. What can you do to get past the silence? Would you like someone to help you in the process?
5. When Bro. Michael referred to the church being a battleship vs. a cruise ship, what did he mean?
6. If the church is a battleship, what is the mission? What role do you play? What are some ways you would like to be more involved?

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