Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church
An Opportunity for Evangelism
July 5, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Peter 2:21

An Opportunity for Evangelism

July 5, 2020 / 1 Peter 2:21

An Opportunity for Evangelism

Surviving Times of Suffering

1 Peter 3:1-7

“Peter’s point is that Christians must be ready to suffer unjustly because of their relationship to God in Christ.”

Karen Jobes

1. The Gospel into every corner of our life.(v.1, 7)


Christ is not valued at all unless he is valued above all.

St. Augustine


2. Our are Gospel opportunities.

(v.2–6, 7)

  • We are people that the value of our spiritual development (v.4-5, 7)

“There was a day when I died, utterly died; died to George Muller, his opinions, preferences, tastes, and will—died to the world, its approval or censure—died to the approval or blame even of my brethren and friends—and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.”

George Mueller

  • We are people that have . (v.6)



3. Our new is no longer but the salvation of others.

    We, dear friends, ought not to be afraid, for trials are no novelties with us; we have smelt powder, and been grimed with the dust of the conflict times out of mind. We ought not to be troubled; we have been to sea before. And has not the Lord helped us? Tell it to his honour! He has been a very present help. He has borne us through such things that to doubt him would be an impudent slander upon his character. As for myself—and I suppose the language I now use would come from the lips of many here—my way has been strewn with wonders of divine mercy. Trials have abounded, and I am glad that they have: they have been opportunities for the display of divine grace.

    C.H. Spurgeon

    Daily Meditations

    Memory verse: “ For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.

    1 Peter 2:21


    Read 1 Peter 3:1-7. What does “submission” look like for a wife who’s husband is not a believer?

    How does this type of submission compare to the submission we are all called to in Christ?


    Read 1 Peter 3:1-7. According to verse 2, what is going to be something that draws unbelieving husbands toward the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

    How can this type of life be an opportunity for the gospel in other relationships? What does your life tell others you value most right now? Why?


    Read 1 Peter 3:1-7. After looking at verses 4-6, does the bible condemn being stylish or owning jewelry of any kind? Why or why not?

    How can you be clothing yourself with spiritual values today and this week?

    What is one spiritual jewel you want to pray to wear this week? (refer to the fruits of the spirit in Galatians 5:22-23)


    Read 1 Peter 3:1-7. Consider your role models, what cultural icons do you follow, listen to or like, that may or may not be great examples of true Christian character? Why do you follow them?

    Who is biblical role model that you want to study the rest of this week? Search on or a similar site and study a biblical character.


    Read 1 Peter 3:1-7. After studying your biblical character, what are some ideas that you would like to see in your life?

    Consider the value of submission in a Christians life, what is one area that you struggle in submitting and how do you think you could exemplify Christ better in that situation?


    Read 1 Peter 3:1-7. This passage contains some difficult ideas, but over all this entire section and series was considered to be very encouraging for the recipients of 1 Peter, how can you take this portion of submission as something encouraging?

    How do you see yourself evangelizing your friends/neighbors/coworkers this week with a heart of submission and honor?



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