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1 Peter 3

Sometimes, preparing for sermons, I run across Bible verses I've just never noticed before. Today's find, appearing in the lectionary on the 6th Sunday of Easter, is 1 Peter 3:15-16a - "Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; Yet do it with gentleness and reverence."

How do you defend your hope? Do you have hope? How do you explain it? Maintain it?
And how do you express it with gentleness and reverence?

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