Sep 11, 2022
Divine Provision – 2 Peter 1:1-4
Series: II Peter
Questions for Discussion & Application
  1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
  2. How does this passage challenge you or encourage you?
  3. Does it encourage you to know that you have everything that is needed to live a life that is growing in godliness?
  4. Where might we be tempted to look for the ability to be godly, besides the Lord?
  5. How does believing God’s promises enable us to share God’s holy character and escape corrupt desires. How have you experienced this to be true in your own life?
  6. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?
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  • Sep 11, 2022Divine Provision – 2 Peter 1:1-4
    Sep 11, 2022
    Divine Provision – 2 Peter 1:1-4
    Series: II Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does this passage challenge you or encourage you?
    3. Does it encourage you to know that you have everything that is needed to live a life that is growing in godliness?
    4. Where might we be tempted to look for the ability to be godly, besides the Lord?
    5. How does believing God’s promises enable us to share God’s holy character and escape corrupt desires. How have you experienced this to be true in your own life?
    6. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?
  • Aug 28, 2022Making it to the Finish Line – I Peter 5:6-14
    Aug 28, 2022
    Making it to the Finish Line – I Peter 5:6-14
    Series: I Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does this passage challenge you or encourage you?
    3. Why is entrusting your anxieties to God an expression of humility?
    4. Is there an area of your life where you need to cast your anxiety upon God?
    5. What does soberly resisting the devil look like in your own life?
    6. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?
  • Aug 21, 2022The Recipe for Church Unity – I Peter 5:1-5
    Aug 21, 2022
    The Recipe for Church Unity – I Peter 5:1-5
    Series: I Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does this passage challenge you or encourage you?
    3. Why are the instructions of verses 1-3 so important for pastors? How can they also apply to others who serve in different leadership positions of the church as well?
    4. Why might younger members of the church be singled out for instruction about being subject to elders/pastors?
    5. Humility among all persons of the church is essential for unity. Is there an area of church life where you need God’s grace to grow in humility?
    6. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?
  • Aug 14, 2022How to Respond to Suffering – I Peter 4:12-19
    Aug 14, 2022
    How to Respond to Suffering – I Peter 4:12-19
    Series: I Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does this passage challenge you or encourage you?
    3. What is the relationship of sharing in Christ’s sufferings and sharing in His glory? Why are these connected? (See I John 2:6 & 2 Timothy 3:12) 
    4. We are all called to say and do things for the name of Christ that will surely get us insulted. What is this for you?
    5. Is there an area where you have dodged suffering by being less than faithful?
    6. Why are we able to rejoice when we suffer for Christ’s sake? (See Acts 5:41, Romans 5:3, & Hebrews 10:34.)
    7. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?
  • Aug 7, 2022Because the End is Close – I Peter 4:7-11
    Aug 7, 2022
    Because the End is Close – I Peter 4:7-11
    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 should the coming end have such a big influence on how we live now? In what way does this influence your life?
    4. Is your life marked by sober praying? What changes might the Lord have you make to your prayer life?
    5. What gifts has God given you? How can you use these gifts to lovingly serve others?
    6. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?
  • 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?