The Gospel in the home – 1 Peter 3:1-7 (Sunday Sermon Sampler)

How we live our life within the home has a great impact on those within our family.  We are reminded in these verses that our conduct, character, and concern have much to say about who we are in Christ and how we view our witness.  God can and will utilize our life as a gracious means for the Gospel to be on display within the mission field of our own household.

1 Peter 3:1-7

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Our Conduct

  • Our faith in action.
  • How we live our life.  The things we do.

Our Character

  • The true qualities of our life.
  • The internal, not the external.
  • Who we really are.

Our Care and Concern

  • Understanding we are designed differently.
  • God has made us unique for His purpose and glory.

The Conclusion

  • The soul of our family (they may be won)
  • The sanctification of our life (unhindered prayers)

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