He's In Us


1 Peter 3:15

But in your hearts revere 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….I am pretty sure that you, like I have traveled to many different places and experienced many different cultures not just in the United States but also in other parts of the world. Where ever we journey, we bring Christ with us because He is in us.  In this passage, the apostle Peter instructs Christians in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia to be ready to share the good news of the Gospel wherever they are in these various regions of the Roman Empire. 

I am writing this from Europe, my friend Zach is in China and another friend of mine is in Australia and another in Hungary.  No matter where we are, if asked we should be ready to tell anyone about the Gospel in a way that brings hope to the listener and in a way that respects the customs or  traditions of the listener.  Don't worry about being asked or whether you will be asked.  In my experience you will be because God will bring people to you if you are willing to be open.  I remember once I was on an airplane reading part of the Old Testament ( it's really a good read) and a lady sitting next to me asked " is the bible hard to understand" No kidding! That was what I call a God moment. I did not expect the question but I was ready to answer her and plant a seed that hopefully would be watered by someone else God placed in her life.  Moses didn't go to God and ask to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, God chose Moses.  I like the saying "God doesn't call the qualified he qualifies the called."  If we can talk to other people about where we've been or what we're doing we can certainly tell others about why we hope in Christ.  Just as  Philip experienced a God moment when he went as instructed to an Ethiopian and shared the Gospel, may we also be able to be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.

Greetings from Germany and see you all soon.

Matt Schneider

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