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Jul 24, 2022
Don’t Look Back – I Peter 4:1-6
Series: I Peter
Questions for Discussion & Application
  1. What questions do you have about the passage?
  2. How does this passage challenge you or encourage you?
  3. Do you feel willing and ready to suffer as a Christian? Why? Why not?
  4. Do you have any former friends who now reject you? How can you love them and pray for them?
  5. What gives us strength to keep going even when we suffer for good? (4:5-6.)
  6. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?
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  • Jul 24, 2022Don’t Look Back – I Peter 4:1-6
    Jul 24, 2022
    Don’t Look Back – I Peter 4:1-6
    Series: I Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about the passage?
    2. How does this passage challenge you or encourage you?
    3. Do you feel willing and ready to suffer as a Christian? Why? Why not?
    4. Do you have any former friends who now reject you? How can you love them and pray for them?
    5. What gives us strength to keep going even when we suffer for good? (4:5-6.)
    6. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?
  • Jul 17, 2022Jesus’ Victory – I Peter 3:18-22
    Jul 17, 2022
    Jesus’ Victory – I Peter 3:18-22
    Series: I Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about the passage?
    2. How does this passage challenge you or encourage you?
    3. Why was Jesus’ suffering necessary in order to bring us to God?
    4. How do you show your thankfulness that Jesus suffered for you?
    5. How are we similar to Noah in the days that he built the ark? Does this similarity encourage you?
    6. What are the similarities of Christian baptism to the flood of Noah’s day?
    7. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?
  • Jul 10, 2022Living with Courage in the face of Enemies – I Peter 3:13-17
    Jul 10, 2022
    Living with Courage in the face of Enemies – I Peter 3:13-17
    Series: I Peter
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. Have you ever faced a situation where you felt tempted to fear someone who was speaking maliciously to you or about you? Why is it important that we not fear such people?
    3. What makes it possible for us to not fear such people who are maligning us?
    4. What will help us to be prepared to defend our hope in Christ with gentleness and respect? When has God given you an opportunity to do this?
    5. Christians are sometimes reviled for our “good behavior” (verse 16). What are some examples of this happening in our own context?
    6. In what sense will our enemies who slander and revile us be put to shame by our good conduct?
  • Jul 3, 2022Instructions for All of Us – I Peter 3:8-12
    Jul 3, 2022
    Instructions for All of Us – I Peter 3:8-12
    Series: I Peter
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. Of the several descriptions of how we are to relate to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, which is most convicting for you? Why?
    3. How does a “humble mind” (vs. 8) enable us to have “unity of mind” with other believers and to resist the temptation to “repay evil for evil”? What enables us to have a “humble mind”? (See I Peter 2:9-10.)
    4. According to verse 9, we are “called” to bless those who do us evil so that we may obtain a blessing. What is this blessing? (See verses 10-12.)  How have you experienced such blessing in your own life?     
    5. How does this passage challenge you personally? How will you respond in obedience to what you have heard?
  • Jun 19, 2022Husbands and Wives – I Peter 3:1-7
    Jun 19, 2022
    Husbands and Wives – I Peter 3:1-7
    Series: I Peter
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. What example have you seen of a Christian wife’s lifestyle eventually leading to her husband’s conversion?
    3. Wives, what does it look like for you to adorn yourself with a gentle and quiet spirit. How does this passage challenge you to live differently?
    4. Husbands, what does it look like for you to live with your wife in an understanding way and to show honor to her? How does this passage challenge you to live differently?  
    5. In what ways are the instructions of this passage to both men and women countercultural? How might these countercultural lifestyles point people towards Christ?  
    6. How does this passage challenge you personally? How will you respond in obedience to what you have heard?
  • Jun 12, 2022Submission to Authority – I Peter 2:18-25
    Jun 12, 2022
    Submission to Authority – I Peter 2:18-25
    Series: I Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. Is it surprising to you that Peter instructs slaves to submit? Why is this NOT an endorsement of slavery?
    3. Where are you called to patiently endure unjust treatment or submit to a difficult authority in your own life?
    4. What do you see in this passage that encourages you to graciously endure unjust treatment or submit to a difficult authority?
    5. How does this passage challenge you personally? How will you respond in obedience to what you have heard?
  • May 22, 2022Living as Foreigners in this World – I Peter 2:11-12
    May 22, 2022
    Living as Foreigners in this World – I Peter 2:11-12
    Series: I Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. As Christians, we must embrace that we are aliens or foreigners in this world. What are some of the ways that you think and live differently from the world that make you aware of your status as a foreigner?   
    3. In what sense do the passions of the flesh wage war against our souls as Christians? How are you seeking to resist and abstain from such passions (desires of the sinful nature)?   
    4. What does the world say we are to do with our passions and desires (even if God’ says they are sinful)?
    5. We are to live honorable lives that are full of good deeds so that unbelievers might take notice and glorify God. Do you live with an awareness that others might glorify God because of what they see in you? If so, how does this influence your lifestyle?       
    6. How does this passage challenge you personally? How will you respond in obedience to what you have heard?
  • May 15, 2022A Spiritual House – I Peter 2:4-10
    May 15, 2022
    A Spiritual House – I Peter 2:4-10
    Series: I Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. What are the “spiritual sacrifices” that we offer to God (2:5)?
    3. Christians are described in verse 9 in several unique ways. Which of these descriptions is most encouraging to you?
    4. According to verse 9, God has made us His people so that we might proclaim His excellencies or declare His praise. How does this challenge you to live differently?
    5. How does this passage challenge you personally? How will you respond in obedience to what you have heard?
  • May 8, 2022The Fruit of being begotten through the Word – I Peter 1:22-2:3
    May 8, 2022
    The Fruit of being begotten through the Word – I Peter 1:22-2:3
    Series: I Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. How does this passage challenge you personally? How will you respond in obedience to what you have heard?
    3. The instruction to love one another earnestly from a pure heart is grounded in the reality that we have been born again through the Word of God. How have you experienced an earnest and pure love from other believers?
    4. In 2:1 we are instructed to lay aside the attitudes and actions that will quench love in our community. Which of these do you feel the need to put away in your own life?
    5. In 2:2-3 we are instructed to long for the “pure spiritual milk” of God’s Word. What is the good result of this longing? How is God increasing your thirst for His Word?    
  • May 1, 2022Living in light of our Salvation – I Peter 1:13-21
    May 1, 2022
    Living in light of our Salvation – I Peter 1:13-21
    Series: I Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. How does this passage challenge you personally? How will you respond in obedience to what you have heard?
    3. Why does it take such disciplined mental effort to keep our hope fully fixed on what God has promised us? What helps you to do this?
    4. As those who have been saved by God’s grace, we are called to be holy. Why does God want His people to be holy?
    5. Being holy means, in part, that we are no longer conformed to the passions of our former ignorance. What former passions must you continue to turn away from?
    6. Is it surprising to you that our passage instructs us to live in fear? What is meant by this fear? How has such a healthy fear been a part of your walk with Christ?