2014-05-25 — Be Ready To Defend Your Hope

Church Year: Easter 6:
Date: May 25, 2014

Theme: Be Ready To Defend Your Hope

– 1 Peter 3:15-22

– Pastor: John Hein

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.


WS 732 : Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds Hymnary.org link
TLH 190 st. 1,4-7: Christ the Lord is Risen Again Hymnary.org link
TLH 346 : Jesus! and Shall it ever Be Hymnary.org link
TLH 199 st. 4: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Acts 17:22-31
John 14:15-21

Theme: Be Ready To Defend Your Hope

1 Peter 3:15–22 (Listen)

15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.

18 For Christ also suffered19 in which20 because21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.


[1] 3:18 Some manuscripts died
[2] 3:19 Or the Spirit, in whom
[3] 3:19 Or preached
[4] 3:20 Or when