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.
• Have you ever been in a potentially dangerous situation without realizing it? What
• 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
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 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?
• 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?