Christians are strangers in this world and, therefore, don’t look like this world. Our alien disposition can invite suffering, the consequence of being aligned with Jesus rather than our culture. In his letter to a church under pressure, the Apostle Peter encourages God’s people to live surprising, Christ-centered, and Kingdom-oriented lives as they look forward to the glory to come. Through this important book, the church today is reminded that we are not of this world and must look, live, and long for a life that is “higher up.”

This message from the “Higher Up” series focuses on 1 Peter 3:8-12, marriage, and the Core Competency of Kindness/Goodness.

Takeaway: The essential ingredients for a “happy/blessed” life include a) unity with one another, b) sympathy toward one another, c) love for one another, d) compassionately forgiving one another, e) being humble toward one another.

Download The Scrolls Bible study for this passage of Scripture below:

The Recipe for Happy Soup | The Scrolls | April 14, 2024

About the Author


Dr. Roger Sappington (D. Min. Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, M. Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Executive Pastor of Central Bible Church and the author of 30 Days in Exile.