1 Peter 4:1-6
On December 17, 1927, the USS S-4 Submarine was running maneuvers off the coast of Massachusetts when it was accidentally hit by a Coast Guard Destroyer. The impact left a 2-foot gash in the hull that could not plugged. So the submarine sank to the bottom of the ocean where it sat for 3 days waiting to be rescued. While it was there, it sent messages to other vessels in the area. One of them contained 4 words: “Is there any hope?”
In light of recent events in Texas, there is probably no better question for our time: “Is there any hope?” Is there any hope for this evil and decaying world? Is there any hope in a universe where gunmen open fire on churches? Peter says that there is. In 1 Peter 4:1, he writes, “Therefore, since Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose.” In other words, since Christ suffered for you, you can suffer for others. Since He “died for sins once for all,” you can persevere in an evil and decaying world.
Are you searching for hope this morning? Join us this Sunday morning as we talk about where you can find it. Are you searching for answers in this dangerous and difficult time? Come to 46024 Riverside Drive as we open up the Word of God to find them together. We meet at 9:15. Look forward to seeing you there with your Bibles and a hungry heart! – Jeremy Cagle