We live in a busy world with busy schedules and being able to share some thoughts about this journey with others across this world through the Internet is truly a blessing. The below Questions for Reflection will stimulate thought and offer ideas for applying biblical principles at work, at home, and in all we do.
1 Peter 3:1-12 – What are your feelings and values concerning marriage? What are the principles of Christian living discussed in Peter 2:11 through 3:12? To what have you been called (See verses 3:9 along with 2:21)?
1 Peter 3:13 through 4:6 – Why should a suffering Christian not fear or panic? How is a clear conscience involved with suffering (See verse 16 and 21)? How and when has suffering helped you live by the will of God instead of by human passions?
1 Peter 4:7-19 – How does the fact of Christ’s return keep you sane and sober in difficult situations? What does Peter say about gifts? What gifts do you have? How do you use these gifts? What responses should Christians have to suffering?
1 Peter 5 – What relationship does Peter discuss now? What are the right and wrong ways of leadership? How does God respond to the attitude of humility? How can your response to suffering aid other Christians?
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments.
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