1 Peter 1:13-16
Our Response to God's grace is to live like Jesus:
- Hearts changed by God
- Hope set on Grace
- Holiness following his example
- What challenged you or encouraged you from the message this week?
- Read 1 Peter 1:13-16. What do you notice about these verses? In your own words, what are the major ideas in this passage?
- Hearts changed by God: What does the phrase “the indicative sets up the imperative” mean? How does our experience of God’s grace shape the way we live?
- Name a few of the dangers of a legalistic orientation to God? How can these be avoided when pursuing God?
- Hope set on Grace: Read verse 13. What is the main command in this verse? What does it mean to have “minds that are alert and fully sober”? Name a few ways Christians can do this?
- Holiness following his example: Read verses 15 and 16. What is the main command in these verses? How does obedience and not conforming to evil desires help us to be holy like God?
- In your own words, what does it mean that God is holy? How does God’s holiness make you feel?
- How does God’s holiness help us to understand our relationship with him and how he desires for us to live?
- It is important to note that a Christians pursuit of holiness is always rooted in the grace he or she has already received from God. It this way, God’s love is not dependent on our performance. Instead, we can express the love we have for God through our obedience. Why do you think this truth is hard for many Christians to internalize?
- What is one thing God is calling you to do as a result of what you have heard today? By God’s grace, how can you apply this to your life this week?