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 3:13-18a and the Core Belief of Jesus Christ.

Takeaway: When we are persecuted and pressed from the outside, our first decision must be to exalt Jesus to His rightful place on the inside. When He sits at the head of the table of our heart, we can rest securely, testify clearly, and endure expectantly.

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

When Jesus Is Lord (Part 1) | The Scrolls | April 21, 2024

About the Author


Dr. David Daniels (D. Min. Dallas Theological Seminary, M. Div. Denver Seminary) is Lead Pastor of Central Bible Church and author of Next Step Church, Next Step Discipleship, Next Step JournalWonder, and An Unexpected King.