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1st Peter - Part 8

1st Peter - Part 8

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

CONNECT:
• Have you ever been in a potentially dangerous situation without realizing it? What
happened?
• Our most valuable treasure in life is our spiritual well being, which Satan is continually
seeking to destroy. Can you think of any current or potential dangers to your
spiritual life?
 

FOCUS:
Read 1 Peter 5:1-14 as a group. Keep your Bibles open to the passage so you can refer
to it through the evening.

REFLECT:
• Reflect on verses 1-5. What thoughts does this passage bring to mind?
• Who is Peter addressing in verses 1-4? Do you think those things apply only to
leaders of the Church? Who is he addressing in verse 5? What are the
responsibilities of both parties?
• In what ways can you be an example to those who look up to you or over those to
whom you have influence?
• Reflect on verses 6-9, what four things does Peter tell the church to do? What is the
reason / result of each action?
• Read verse 10. After suffering who does the work? What does it mean to be
confirmed, restored, strengthened and established? How could this actually play
out in your life?
• Peter closes in verse 12 by saying that he has written to exhort (encourage) us, to
declare the true grace of God, and to challenge us to stand firm in it. How have
you been challenged and encouraged by this book?
 

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 7

1st Peter - Part 7

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

CONNECT:
• What is the most physical pain you have ever been in?
• How did you handle that pain and what did you learn from it?

FOCUS:
Read 1 Peter 4:12-19 as a group. Keep your Bibles open to the passage so you can
refer to it through the evening.

REFLECT:
• Suffering for Christ is almost always painful. Have you ever had to endure physical or
emotional pain for your relationship with Christ?
• What was the main message of the writers of the New Testament to Christians
regarding suffering? Read 2 Timothy 3:12, 1 John 3:13, and John 15:18-20.
• In verse 12 Peter explains not to be surprised by trials when they come. Why does it
appear that trials are almost guaranteed for a Christian? Read James 1:2-4
• How do these passages contradict the “prosperity Gospel” and what do they teach us
about faith in God?
• What does Peter say about suffering in verses 14-15? Is all suffering the same? What
is the difference between suffering for Christ and suffering because of our own
sin or lack of judgement? Have you ever experienced someone who is suffering
from their sin trying to claim that it is because of “persecution?” How do we
discern the difference?
• In what ways could “true” suffering for Christ cause shame? Why shouldn’t it?
• When we have “completely entrusted our souls to God” is there anything to fear?
What kind of confidence should this give us to live our lives boldly for Christ?
 

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 6

1st Peter - Part 6

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

CONNECT:
• Most of our “habits” are formed at a very early age, have you ever had a habit that
you have changed or started in your life?
• Did you notice any immediate change in your life when you became a Christian?
Focus:
Read 1 Peter 4:1-11 as a group. Keep your Bibles open to the passage so you can refer
to it through the evening.

REFLECT:
• What do you observe to be the overall “theme” of this passage?
• Reflect on verses 1-2. What thoughts does this passage bring to mind?
• What does Peter mean when he says “since Christ suffered in the flesh, arm
yourselves with the same way of thinking”?
• Reflect on verses 4-5, it describes that the life changes associated with following
Christ can lead to surprise or difficulty with those who knew us in our pre-
Christian days. Have you ever experienced anything like this? What perspective
does Peter share in verse 5?
• Reflect on verses 7-11. List the characteristics that Peter describes as keys to having
good relationships with others. Which one of these are you strongest at, which
one are you weakest at?
• How do you define Biblical hospitality? List 1 practical way you can show hospitality
without grumbling or complaining.
• Verses 10-11 describe using our spiritual gifts to serve others. How can / are you
using your spiritual gifts for God?
 

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 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?