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Follow The Battle Plan (7 of 18)
Series: 1 Peter - Surviving The Storm
1 Peter 2:11-17
If you missed last week, a picture is worth a billion words:
1 Peter 2:4-10, Hebrews 4:14-16, Revelation 4-5
Two problems with Christianity:
1 Peter 2:11-12, Romans 7:15-8:17, John 15:18-25, Luke 6:22-23
If we aren't battling our sinful desires…they've won.
Christianity will always have a bad reputation.
One answer to both problems:
It all comes down to how we live.
Our actions will:
Silence our critics.
Point people to God.
Bring people into the family.
Taking it home:
Romans 13:1-7, 1 Timothy 2:1-2, Matthew 22:17-21
The Christian army doesn't kill its enemies, it wins them over.
It is ok to tear apart a policy, never a person!
TAKING IT HOME
Looking back on this week's sermon and study, what's most important for you to remember?
As you think about how you've engaged in expressing your political opinions, are there attitudes or actions that you want to look at more closely or change?
Growth Group Homework
Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching, Follow The Battle Plan, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
What do you think your friends and family who aren't following Jesus would say about the reputation of the Christians they know?
What do you think has contributed most to their thinking?
Chris talked about the battle we're in against sinful desires. Have you ever had someone help you effectively deal with a sin issue in your life? If so, what did they do that was helpful?
Can you think of any ways a person could think they're helping someone deal with a sin issue but instead are not being helpful at all?
We heard this weekend that ...
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