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.”


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

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.


  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?


  • 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?

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?