Always be ready to give an answer of the hope that is in you.  This means that you should always be ready to explain to someone how they can become a believer in Christ, and you should be able to reasonably defend your faith when someone asks questions.  Your answers may not change someone else’s mind, but you will at least be able to hold a good conversation without misrepresenting your Lord, and you will guard your own heart from the doubt that would surely be there if all you had was what your pastor or parents told you.

What shouldn’t we think strange?

-The mystery of Christ and the church-

-If we suffer fiery trials-

-That God should love the unjust-

-That Peter is upside-down-