Godly Relating | 4.21.2024

1 Peter 2:11-3:7

1.  As a Christian, when/how have you felt like a cultural “foreigner” or “exile”?

2. How have you experienced sinful desires waging war against your soul? (1 Peter 2:11-12)

3. How do you abstain from sinful desires? In what good deeds do you engage? When have you seen others praising God as a result of your lifestyle?

4. To whom are you submitting and why do you submit to them? Why does American culture have such a problem with submission? How might submission help the church draw more people to faith in Jesus?


Chosen | 4.14.2024

1 Peter 2:4-10

1. How have you historically understood the origins and nature of the Church? How is your historic understanding of the church similar to, and/or different from Peter’s description (1 Peter 2:4-10) and Jesus’ description (Matthew 16:15-18)?

2. What encouragement, as well as challenge, grows out of the reality that the church is of supernatural origin and nature? Considering the supernatural origin and nature of the church, what practical implications are there for how we describe what the church is, as well as is not?

3. What might Peter mean by writing that Christians are living stones (1 Peter 2:5), and how is this a part of Jesus’ promise to build his church (Matthew 16:18)? How do you see God building the church in and through your efforts?

4. How is your self-perception similar to the identity described in 1 Peter 2:9-10 and what has contributed to the similarity?  How is your self-perception dissimilar to the identity described in 1 Peter 2:9-10 and what contributes to the dissimilarity?