This sermon was preached by the Rev. Nancy A.G. Vogele on Sunday, May 21, 2017, the Sixth Sunday of Easter. The gospel reading was 1 Peter 3:8-18.
[Enact a Rassias drill session and see what happens…]
The genius of the Rassias method of language learning is that you never knew when you were going to be called on so you have to be ready to answer any question. It heightened the learning experience exponentially.
You needed to be ready with the answer!
In our second lesson today, we heard a passage from the First Letter of Peter. I want to focus on one verse today: “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.” (1 Peter 3:15, NRSV)
Or as I memorized it decades ago, “Always be ready to give an account for the hope that is within you. Yet do it with gentleness and respect.” Continue reading The Hope That Is Within You, A Sermon by the Rev. Nancy Vogele