The greatest of all Christmas gifts is Jesus bringing peace and forgiveness to lost people.
Do you struggle at times to find the right words to talk about the Gospel to a friend or someone at work ..who hasn't yet accepted it?
If so, the apostle Peter offers a refreshingly flexible approach to sharing our faith with people in need. He urges us to give others a reason to ask about our hope in Christ (3:15).
If we honor Jesus Christ as Lord in our hearts first, the difference it makes in our lives will prompt questions with them (v. 15).
Peter envisions the kind of change.. the spiritual transformation that others will envy—in the best sense of the word.
Those living under the influence of Christ will treat one another with compassion and humility (v. 8). They won't return evil for evil, or insult for insult, but rather blessings for curses (v. 9).
This difference in our lives as Christians will help others open themselves up to receiving the best gift they could ever receive. You know, it's like one beggar who found fresh and free bread.. showing another beggar where to find it. www.knowGod.org