Life Group Questions – 2/26

Different – A Study through 1 Peter

Read: 1 Peter 3:1-7

In the same way, wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, even if some disobey the word, they may be won over without a word by the way their wives live 2 when they observe your pure, reverent lives. 3 Don’t let your beauty consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and wearing gold jewelry or fine clothes, 4 but rather what is inside the heart[a]—the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5 For in the past, the holy women who put their hope in God also adorned themselves in this way, submitting to their own husbands, 6 just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. You have become her children when you do what is good and do not fear any intimidation.

7 Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with a weaker partner, showing them honor as co heirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

Transformation Questions:

  •   How does God reveal himself and provide stability through the institution of marriage?
  •   How is it that men and women are equal even though they have different roles?
  •   What does submission in marriage look like?
  •   How can women be sure to be defined by their hearts instead of what they wear?
  •   In what ways can wives be like Sarah to their husbands?
  •   How can husbands seek to understand and serve their wives?
  •   What does Peter mean when he says that women are the “weaker vessel?”
  •   What is the implication of a husband’s prayers being hindered in verse 7?
  •   How can marriage be a picture of the gospel?