“Rate the marriage example(s) you had growing up, on scale of 1-5; 5 being the most God-honoring?”
10/31 Fall Fest - Please share reminder for CANDY donations & VOLUNTEERS; sign-up at themount.church/fallfest
11/6 Orphan Care Sunday - special day focusing on why/how the church can help care for orphans
11/11-12 Men’s Retreat - $45; register & pay at themount.church/men
11/20 Orphan Care Fellowship - 4:30-6pm Student Center
“Anchored in Hope”: Chapter 3:1-7. Verse 11-12 of Ch. 2 begins an address by Peter to believers on how believers can live honorably here as “sojourners and exiles” (aliens and strangers) and glorify God with our lives. Peter gave a few examples of how we are to live under political & employer authority and pointed us to Jesus as our ultimate example. This week continues this address with a look inside the home/marriage.
Key Passages: 1 Peter 3:1-7; Ephesians 5:22-33
- Ask if someone can give the primary sermon points to refresh the message (be prepared to do this yourself if needed).
- What is meant by “be submissive to” or “be subject to”? What is not meant by that? (Greek word “hupotasso” “a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility, and carrying a burden”(Thayer). Thus Peter is not telling wives to be as slaves, but rather as cooperating volunteers as the term “help mate” implies (Gen. 2:18).)
- What kind of beauty should women be concerned about? How does this compare with what our culture tells us today? (1 Sam 16:7 great reminder)
- Practically speaking, how can husbands show honor to their wives? (Be specific!) What happens when they do, or don’t do, that? Why?
- How would you summarize what you think the Bible is telling us about the relationship between the husband and wife? (Tie back to “living honorably & glorifying God” as exiles here)
- Ask if there are any other personal observations or takeaways from the scripture or sermon.
Pray for healthy, biblical marriages among the people of The Mount; pray for strength, healing and restoration for the single moms & dads; pray for selfless, God-honoring living by husbands and wives.