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Our Present and Future Hope | Discussion Starters

  • October 2022 Issue
Discussion Starters

We hope these questions will help you consider (or discuss with others) what God is teaching you through this month’s daily devotional study of His Word.

Week One:

  1. Who is Peter? Do a quick Bible search to identify all that you know about the author.
  2. What does it mean for Christians to live as "exiles" (see 1 Pet. 1:1–2; October 1)?
  3. Do you ever feel like an exile in this world? Why or why not?
  4. Since we know that Christ's suffering fully accomplished our redemption, what are God's purposes for our suffering? (see 1 Pet. 1:6–9).
  5. What exactly does it mean to be "born again" of "imperishable seed" (see 1 Pet. 1:22–25; October 7)?

Week Two:

  1. What does Peter mean when he says we must grow up in our faith, moving from milk to meat? (see 1 Pet. 2:1–3; October 8).
  2. Where would you place yourself on the milk-to-solid-food eating scale?
  3. What does Peter mean when he says living stones are being built into a spiritual house (see 1 Pet. 2:4–8; October 9).
  4. Why do you think submission is an unpopular topic for Christians?
  5. Why is submission important in the Christian life? (see 1 Pet. 2:13–3:7; October 11-14)

Week Three:

  1. How can we be "ready to give an answer" but also be gentle in our response? (see 1 Pet. 3:15; October 16)
  2. Peter wrote "the end of all things is near” two thousand years ago! In light of this timeline, how can this statement still be true? (see 1 Pet. 4:7; October 19)
  3. Why have we been waiting so long for Christ to return?
  4. How do you picture the devil? How does that match up to the Bible’s description in 1 Peter 5?
  5. What does it mean that Christ has given us all we need for a godly life (see October 24)?

Week Four:

  1. What are some false teachings in the church today that are trying to lead Christians astray? (see 2 Peter 1; October 27-28)
  2. How can or should we respond to false teachings?
  3. What changes do you need to make in your life in order to be better prepared for the Day of the Lord, that is, for Christ's Second Coming? (see 2 Peter 3; October 30-31)
  4. What are your key takeaways from Peter’s letters?
  5. In what do you place your hope (both for today and for eternity)? How does this change the way you will live?