Life Group Questions – 3/19

Different – A Study through 1 Peter

Read: 1 Peter 4:12-19

12 Dear friends, don’t be surprised when the fiery ordeal comes among you to test you, as if something unusual were happening to you. 13 Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may also rejoice with great joy when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are ridiculed for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15 Let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or a meddler. 16 But if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed but let him glorify God in having that name. 17 For the time has come for judgment to begin with God’s household, and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God? 18 And if a righteous person is saved with difficulty, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner? 19 So then, let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust themselves to a faithful Creator while doing what is good.

Transformation Questions: 

  • What should our response be to trials?
  • John Piper says, “In great suffering on earth there is great support from heaven.” What does that quote practically mean to you?
  • What are some ways that we can rejoice in trials?
  • What does it mean to suffer for Christ’s sake?
  • What does it mean for trials and suffering to be purifying instead of punitive?
  • How can we entrust ourselves to God?
  • How can we remind ourselves that we are not alone when we are walking through the fire?
  • How can we share Jesus through our difficulties?