Giving an answer for your Hope
SERMON TOPIC: Giving an answer for your Hope
Speaker: Ken Paynter
Date: 15 July 2018
Topic Groups: EVANGELISM, HOPE, APOLOGETICS
Sermon synopsis: 1 Peter 3:15 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.
The Bible presumes that people are going to be asking us about the hope we have. Peter doesn’t say occasionally be prepared in case some people ask you, no, we are always to be prepared for everyone who asks us.
The word translated “give an answer” – is apologia, which is nothing to do with apologising, but instead means: “to make a defence like a lawyer.” Some hear the word “apologetics” and think they’ve got to get a degree before they can talk to others about their Faith and that’s not for them, but Peter says, that being prepared to give an answer is for us all.