Passage: 1Peter 3:13~22  

Key verse: 15

1. In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord

When our faith is challenged, it is easy to freeze up. If in our hearts we set apart Christ as Lord, fear goes away. He shows us what to do, and what to say, and he gives us courage to do it and say it. If we are eager to do good, most likely, no one will harm us; but if we do suffer for doing what is right, then God will bless us.

2. A reason for our hope

We must know what we believe and why we believe it, but we should not become self-righteous or argumentative. We must have a clear conscience and practice good behavior.

3. Christ died for sins once for all

Christ died for the sins of all people of all time. Even the people who lived in ancient times and, like Noah, believed God's promises, are saved because Jesus died for sin and was raised to life. He died to bring us to God.

Prayer: Lord, help me to testify to Jesus in any and every circumstance.

One Word: Christ is Lord of my life.