“If you could have chosen where you were born and raised, where would that have been?”
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Week 4 of 1st Peter, “Anchored in Hope”: Chapter 2:4-12. Peter encourages the believers by reminding them WHO they are (a spiritual house, holy priesthood, a chosen race, etc)… and WHAT they are there for (to “proclaim the excellencies of him”).
Key Passages: 1 Peter 2:4-12; Rom 12:1; Heb 13:15; _______________________
- Ask if someone can give the primary sermon points to refresh the message (be prepared to do this yourself if needed).
- Re-read 1 Peter 2:4-12. What are the descriptions given in this passage of believers, of WHO we are? (a spiritual house, holy priesthood, a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession)
- Which one stands out to you… and why? Are these singular or plural descriptors? (plural; we are described in the sense of community, not as individuals) What does this encourage?
- In v5 we are told to “offer spiritual sacrifices”. Read Rom 12:1 and Heb 13:15, what does it mean to offer our lives as living sacrifices?
- Complete this phrase, v9 says we are “a people ___ his own possession”? (“for”) What significance is there in us being “a people FOR his own possession”?
- This leads to the WHY or the purpose for us being “his own possession”; what is this? (“to proclaim the excellencies of him”)
- What are some examples of ways we can “proclaim the excellencies of him”?
- Ask if there are any other personal observations or takeaways from the scripture or sermon.
Pray for the biblical community that is The Mount church; for us to truly “reflect” Christ to the Greater Keller area and that we would “proclaim the excellencies of him”.