1 Peter 3:15 - Sharing Jesus.

1 Peter 3:15 - Sharing Jesus.

1 Peter 3:15 (KJV) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and 
be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a 
reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 

1 Peter 3:15 (NIV) But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. 
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give 
the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness 
and respect, 

1 Peter 3:15 (EAV) But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy 
[and acknowledge Him] as Lord.  Always be ready to give a logical 
defense to any one who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, 
but do it courteously and respectfully. 

1 Peter 3:15 (CWR) Continue to give the Lord Jesus Christ the 
most honored place in your life. Then you'll be ready to give an 
answer to people when they ask about this hope bubbling up inside of 
you. Don't be afraid to tell them who gives you this hope, but do so 
with gentleness and respect.  

Some Christians believe that faith is a personal matter that 
should be kept to oneself. It is true that we shouldn't be boisterous 
or obnoxious in sharing our faith, but we should always be ready to 
give an answer, gently and respectfully, when asked about our faith, 
our life-style, or our Christian perspective. Can others see your 
hope in Christ? Are you prepared to tell them what Christ has done in 
your life? [Life Application SB] 

   For the New Testament Christians, witness was not a sales 
   They simply shared, each in his own way, what they had 
received.  Theirs was not a formally prepared, carefully worked-out 
presentation with a gimmick to manipulate conversation, and a "closer" for an 
on-the-spot-decision ... but the spontaneous, irrepressible, effervescent enthusiasm 
of those who had met the most fascinating Person who ever lived. 
   The gospel is not theology.  It's a Person.  Theology doesn't 
save.  Jesus Christ saves.  The first-century disciples were totally 
involved with a Person.  They were followers of Jesus.  They were 
learners of Jesus.  They were committed to Jesus.  They were filled with 
   They had encountered Jesus Christ and it simply could not be 
concealed.  They witnessed not because they had to, but because they could 
not help it. 
   Their school of witnessing was the school of the Spirit where 
they learned continuously.  Authentic Christian witness is born of 
the Spirit. Richard Halverson [Time with God SB] 

If the love of God flows through us, we will find ourselves 
sharing that love with those around us, for God is love, and that love 
is bigger than its container, the Christian, so it must overflow.  
Al Bryant [Time with God SB] 






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