Group Questions – 2/5
DIFFERENT – A Study through 1 Peter
Read: 1 Peter 1:13-21
13 Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be sober-minded and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. 15 But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; 16 for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.[c] 17 If you appeal to the Father who judges impartially according to each one’s work, you are to conduct yourselves in reverence during your time living as strangers. 18 For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb. 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was revealed in these last times for you. 21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
- Peter begins this section of the letter by challenging the church to get our minds ready for action. What are some ways that we can prepare our minds?
- What does Peter mean when he says we shouldn’t be conformed to this world? How can we make sure we are nonconformists? (think about Romans 12:2 in relation to these questions)
- What does it mean to be holy? What are some disciplines we need in our lives to ensure we are striving for holiness?
- How do we conduct ourselves with reverence while we live as strangers?
- What is our motivation for living holy lives? (see vv. 18-21)
- What does it mean to you that we are redeemed?
- How should we live in light of the fact that we were bought by the “precious blood of Christ?”