The Christian life is truly the life worth living. In this lab, Pastor John shows how following Jesus gives us an opportunity to show a dying world what real life looks like.
Principle for Bible Reading
Get a View of the Landscape
Reading through whole books of the Bible in one sitting can be extremely beneficial. We may miss the overarching message and big themes of a book (the forest) by studying only verse-by-verse (the trees).
Set aside a couple of days to read through a whole book several times before walking through it in a slower, more in-depth way.
- Have you ever been criticized or rejected for not participating in the sins you once did? How did you respond?
- Peter does not merely call us to separate ourselves from the world and its behavior. What else has Peter called believers to in the letter so far? See 1 Peter 2:12, 15; 3:16.
- The Christian life entails separating from the world’s sinful ways and doing good. Which is more of a struggle for you — to separate from sin or proactively do good? What practical steps can you take to grow?