Living Upright in an Upside Down World (1 Peter 3:8-22)

Main Point: If you want to live rightly, you need to follow faithfully.


  1. Pursue Community (vv. 8-12)
  2. Endure Kindly (vv. 9-17)
  3. Remember Christ’s Victory (vv. 18-22)

Additional Sermon Content

May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may believe you sent me.

John 17:21

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Matthew 5:9-10

…bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Matthew 5:9-10

They gave our master a crown of thorns, why do we hope for a crown of roses?.

Martin Luther

We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others..

Elisabeth Elliot


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