1 Peter 3:8-22.

The first word of 1 Peter 3:8 suggests at first sight that he is drawing to a close, but he still has plenty more to say yet! Here, the “finally” is more of a conclusion to Peter’s encouragement to us individually to live the Christian life well, before he brings us back together as church. Peter’s concern in this section is that even in the midst of suffering, we will “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (vs. 15).

So how ready are we? What answer do we have to questions like, “Why does God allow suffering?”, or “Where is God in a coronavirus world?”