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860 Keller Smithfield Rd
Keller, TX, 76248

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CG Leader Guides

CG LEADER GUIDE FOR WEEK STARTING 10/2/2016

Kai Pinkerton

ICE BREAKER
“Share one thing you did as a kid that you got in trouble for?” 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
10/8 Men’s Breakfast 8am in Fellowship Hall
10/9 & 10/16 Membership Matters 10:30am in Student Center
10/23 Baptism Sunday & Family dedication register online
10/31 Fall Fest - candy donations & volunteers; more info at themount.church/fallfest
11/11-12 Men’s Retreat - save the date! More info and registration coming soon.

INTRODUCTION
eek 2 of 1st Peter, “Anchored in Hope”: Chapter 1:13-21.  We see the Working of our Faith and the Purity from our Faith. Peter, like Paul, challenges his readers to follow Christ with everything in them.
Key Passages: 1 Peter 1:13-21, Phil 4:8, Psalm 119:15, Leviticus 11:44, 2 Peter 1:3
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QUESTIONS

  1. Ask if someone can give the primary sermon points to refresh the message (be prepared to do this yourself if needed).
  2. Read 1 Peter 1:13-21. What 5 things does Peter encourage us to do in v13-15? Which of these is the hardest for you to do?  (prepare your mind for action, be sober-minded, set your hope fully…, don’t be conformed to “old” passions…, be holy)
    1. In your own words, what does it mean to “prepare your mind”? … to “be sober-minded”? 
    2. What comes to your mind when you read you are to “be holy, for I am holy”? (overwhelmed, challenged, impossible, ??, ??)  
  3. Think of an area of your conduct where you often fail to obey God. Can you discern how your thinking v13, and your choice of what to hope in v13, might be askew, which leads to that disobedience?
  4. How can you think and hope differently, so that your conduct would become more holy? (reference verses see Phil 4:8 and Psalm 119:15)
  5. [You can ask group to answer or to just reflect on this question] Overall, what does your conduct suggest about to whom you are truly dedicated? Does this encourage you, or direct you toward repentance?
  6. Ask if there are any other personal observations or takeaways from the scripture or sermon.

PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for a strengthened faith and a steadfast hope for Christians; and that we would make Christ known to the communities around us by our words and conduct.