Kept in Our Hearts – May 17, 2020

Paige McDowell and Olivia Goforth preaching

Scripture: Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. (1 Peter 3:13-22)

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever… They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.” (John 14: 15-21)

To “sanctify” something is to set it apart as holy and consecrated. The resurrected Jesus tells his disciples that the Spirit will be with them when he is gone. Holiness resides within each one of us. It calls us to see that holiness in others. It calls us to do the right thing in the name of Love, even when the right thing isn’t popular.