Suffering for Doing Good (an adoption story)

An Adoption Story

Peter is reminding us again, don’t be surprised if you suffer, even if it’s suffering for doing good.  Keep your focus in the right place.  Don’t worry, or be afraid, or only see the ugly of your situations.  Look for the beauty of what God is doing.

In this message Brian shares his family’s story of adoption of their youngest daughter, and how God made beauty from suffering.

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This week we look at 1 Peter 2:11-3:12 (humble submission to authority) and try to answer:

  1. What Peter is saying
  2. What Peter is not saying
  3. How we can live this text out in the environment we’ll find ourselves over the coming weeks and months.

All the while, maintaining the eternal perspective that this world is not our home.

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Peter doesn’t start off this letter with what the readers can do to fix their situation.  He gives them a reminder of what Jesus has done for them, and a picture of hope for the future … for something beautiful.  Because he knows that’s what’s going to transform them.  That’s what’s going to sustain them.

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