1st Peter - Part 5

1st Peter - Part 5

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Peter 4:10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.

CONNECT:
• Have you ever had a time in your life where you “took the high road” when you were
wronged? What about a time when you “repaid” a wrong that had been done to
you?
• Can you think of the most Godly person that you know? What makes them that way?

FOCUS:
Read 1 Peter 3:8-22 as a group. Keep your Bibles open to the passage so you can refer
to it through the evening.

REFLECT:
• Reflect on verses 8-12. What thoughts does this passage bring to mind?
• What are the 5 characteristics that Peter summarizes in verse 8? Are there any of
those that initially catch your attention? Why?
• Read Matthew 5:38-42, how do Jesus’ words here help explain verse 9? How does
this look practically in our lives?
• Reflect on verses 13-17. What is Peter saying here?
• Why might a non-believer be more willing to listen to someone who is willing to suffer
for “doing good”?
• Do you feel prepared to give an account for the hope that is within you? What would
you say?
• How do you share with gentleness and respect, while avoiding the temptation to “just
stay silent”?
 

APPLY:
• What truth reveled in the passage do you need to take with you this week?
• What must you do about it?
• How can we help you do it?
• Do you want someone to help you stay accountable with this application?
 

CLOSE:
What attribute of God did you see in this week’s passage that particularly struck you?
How should it change the way you pray, think, speak or act this week?

1st Peter - Part 4

1st Peter - Part 4

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Peter 2:16
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as
servants of God.

CONNECT:
• What is a silly reason you’ve been disciplined in the past?
• Who is a charitable person you’ve admired in the past? Did the publicize their service or was
it just a common part of their life?

FOCUS:
Read 1 Peter 2:13-17 as a group. Keep your Bibles open to the passage so you can refer to it
through the evening.

REFLECT:
• Reflect on verses 13-15. What thoughts does this passage bring to mind?
• How difficult is it to understand this passage? How difficult is it to accept this truth>
• What are some reasons that a Christian must subject themselves to authority (see the
beginning of verse 13 especially)
• Reflect on verse 16. How would you explain the freedom we have in Christ to someone that
thinks Christianity if restrictive?
• Have you seen Christian freedom abused? How does that fact interact with verse 15?
• Reflect on verse 17. Of the 4 exhortations, which is easiest? Which is hardest? Which do you
need to put into practice or intensify?

APPLY:
• What truth reveled in the passage do you need to take with you this week?
• What must you do about it?
• How can we help you do it?
• Do you want someone to help you stay accountable with this application?

CLOSE:
What attribute of God did you see in this week’s passage that particularly struck you? How
should it change the way you pray, think, speak or act this week?

1st Peter - Part 3

1st Peter - Part 3

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:


MEMORY VERSE:  1 Peter 2:12
Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you
as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

CONNECT:
• What is a contest or an award you’ve won?
• What places or situations make you feel like an outsider?

FOCUS:
Read 1 Peter 2:9-12 as a group. Keep your Bibles open to the passage so you can refer to it
through the evening.

REFLECT:
• Reflect on verses 9-10. What thoughts does this passage bring to mind?
• What is unclear or confusing here? What part is clearest?
• Reflect on verses 11-12. Peter speaks to an audience of ”sojourners and exiles.” How is this
pertinent to your understanding of the passage?
• Why do you think we are commanded to abstain from carnal passions, rather than to
moderate them?
• In what ways to you think your life is commendable by unbelievers?

APPLY:
• What truth reveled in the passage do you need to take with you this week?
• What must you do about it?
• How can we help you do it?
• Do you want someone to help you stay accountable with this application?

CLOSE:
What attribute of God did you see in this week’s passage that particularly struck you? How
should it change the way you pray, think, speak or act this week?

1st Peter - Part 2

1st Peter - Part 2

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DISCUSSION QUESTiONS:

MEMORY VERSE:
1 Peter 1:14-16
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former
ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

CONNECT:

  • What is an obscure word or fact you know?
  • When is a time you’ve been caught off guard or where unprepared?

FOCUS:
Read 1 Peter 1:13-16 as a group. Keep your Bibles open to the passage so you
can refer to it through the evening.

REFLECT:

  1. Reflect on verse 13. What thoughts does this verse bring to mind?
  2. Do you consider yourself to be alert to the things that are contrary to the mission of Christ?
  3. Reflect on verses 14-16. How would you explain the word “holiness” to someone that had never heard it before?
  4. Do you think “holiness” is relevant for every christian? Every church? Why do you think it seems so “old fashioned?"
  5. Do you believe it makes sense to have God Himself as our standard of holiness? How does your belief affect your actions?
  6. Why do you think God commands that we be holy, rather than requests us to be holy?

APPLY:

  • What truth reveled in the passage do you need to take with you this week?
  • What must you do about it?
  • How can we help you do it?
  • Do you want someone to help you stay accountable with this application?
     

CLOSE:
What attribute of God did you see in this week’s passage that particularly struck
you? How should it change the way you pray, think, speak or act this week?

1st Peter - Part 1

1st Peter - Part 1

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Memory verse: 1 Peter 1:6-7

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Connect:

  • What is something you used to worry would get broken, lost or stolen?
  • Is there a difficult time in your life that you wouldn’t change even if you could?

Focus: 

Read 1 Peter 1:3-7 as a group. Keep your Bibles open to the passage so you can refer to it through the evening.

Reflect:

  • Reflect on verses 4 and 5. What thoughts does this passage bring to mind? 
  • How does the fact that your salvation is kept secure by God Himself affect your everyday outlook? Does it change your perspective or prompt you to any particular action? 
  • Reflect on verses 6-7. How would you explain this truth to someone that is going through a trial? 
  • Do you find this truth helpful or hard to accept in your current season of life?

Apply:

  • What truth reveled in the passage do you need to take with you this week?
  • What must you do about it?
  • How can we help you do it?
  • Do you want someone to help you stay accountable with this application?

Close:

What attribute of God did you see in this week’s passage that particularly struck you? How should it change the way you pray, think, speak or act this week?