Can’t We Just Get Along?
1 Peter 3:8-9
1. Let’s Get Along with One Another. (Vs. 8)
a. Be of One Heart. (Ezekiel 11:19-20)
i. Ezekiel 11:19-20, “I will give them integrity of heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove their heart of stone from their bodies and give them a heart of flesh, so that they will follow my statutes, keep my ordinances, and practice them. They will be my people, and I will be their God.”
b. Be Sympathetic. (Vs. Rom 12:15-16a)
i. Romans 12:15-16a, “Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another.”
c. Be Full of Brotherly Love.
d. Be Good Hearted. (Eph 5:32)
i. Ephesians 5:32, “ And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”
e. Be Humble. (James 4:10)
i. James 4:10, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”
2. Let’s Pass on a Blessing for We are Blessed. (Vs. 9, Acts 7:59-60, 1 Cor 4:12b-14)
i. Acts 7:59-60, “While they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!” He knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them!” And after saying this, he fell asleep”
ii. 1 Corinthians 4:12b-14, “When we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; when we are slandered, we respond graciously. Even now, we are like the scum of the earth, like everyone’s garbage. I’m not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my dear children.”