Sweet Vindication

Life In Exile

March 14, 2021 • Pastor Ben Cross

A vivid memory, growing up in rural Montana, was a time when my Dad was unfairly treated. It really troubled me, but with a slight smile he said, “It’s okay, Ben. My day is coming.” And sure enough, Dad was vindicated. Those who wrongly treated him were exposed. In a far more profound way, Jesus was vindicated, after being mistreated and murdered. The good news is, those who know him and are treated like him, will be vindicated as well. Peter reminds us that our day is coming in 1 Peter 3:18-22, one of the most fascinating passages in all the Bible.

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Life in Exile • April 18, 2021 • Pastor Ben Cross

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