Lesson 3-Safe Place
III. A Safe Place I Peter 3—4
Jesus taught his followers that the world would know them by their love for one another (John 13:35). Love creates a safe place for those who would be drawn to the church. Later, Peter wrote two letters of encouragement and instruction to the churches. His good friend, Mary, had lived out many of the same characteristics that Peter wanted to see in all believers. From the selected passages in chapters three and four of 1 Peter, make a description of a brotherhood of love. (Try to imagine Mary’s thoughts if she had read this letter. What memories would some of these suggestions have brought back!)
Key question: Which characteristics will you develop in your life to create a safe haven for your family and church?