Hope for Suffering Christians | Doubtless Living
First Peter is a timeless and powerful letter that gives hope to Christians who are suffering persecution for their faith. This important letter can be clearly divided into three thematic sections. In section one, Peter calls all Christians to personal holiness (1:13‑3:12), in section two he teaches that holiness and righteous living sometimes bring persecution and suffering (3:13-3:22), and in section three (4:1-5:14) he concludes by instructing Christians how to behave in the face persecution. This series focuses on section two, which reminds us of the hope we have in Christ Jesus to endure persecution and suffering. Suffering for Righteousness 13And who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good? 14But even it you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, 15but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the