Bible Verses - 1 Peter 4:12-19 ESV, 1 Peter 5:1-10 ESV
We live in a day of shifting culture, a day when following Jesus goes against the flow of culture. Sometimes that difference creates friction between the culture and the church, sometimes culture attacks the church and the lifestyle that God has called Christians to live. The reality is that those who follow Christ are different, we cannot sidestep that, but how we live in this culture is supposed to honor God and stir those who do not follow Him to want to follow Him. Unfortunately, we often allow modern culture to seep into our Christian lifestyle which clouds who we are and whose we are. The Bible says that we should remember that we are a unique people, in fact as Christians, this world is no longer our native home, and we will be different because we have been called to be different.