Deep in our Hearts (1 Peter 3:1-7)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, March 6, 2022
Part of the All In - Tested By Fire series, preached at a Sunday Online service

1 Peter 3:1–7 (Listen)

3:1 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.


Sermon Notes

Deep in our Hearts
I Peter 3:1-7

What does it take for a great relationship?

A commitment to Christ to key to every effective relationship!

*but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in His sight.vs.4

*You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.vs.7
*An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. Proverbs 31:10

*Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future. Proverbs 31:25

*Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31:28

*Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

I. Behavior worthy of honor—vs.1-2
*Build relationships that are centered in character and Godly attitudes.

II. Prioritize what is precious—vs.3-4
*Bless lives with a focus on the internal spirit and heart.

III. Reflect on great models—vs.5-6
*LIfe is centered in models we observe and the principles we bring to heart.

IV. Live for an inheritance of grace—vs.7
*We must honor relationships in our lives and encounter grace through prayer.

How deep is your heart?
Can your relationships stand the test by fire?

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