1 Peter 1 -- Hopeful Aliens in Hostile Times

Using the sermon as a springboard is a great way to have a good discussion based on Biblical truth.

Here are the questions related to this past Sunday's sermon.

You can listen to the sermon here

As a group, read 1 Peter 1:1-12. Have one person read the whole passage, or alternate readers each verse. Allow each person in the group to make a short comment about something in the passage that stands out to them.

1. Have you ever found yourself in an embarrassing situation due to a case of mistaken identity (someone was mistaken about you or you were mistaken about someone else)? Tell the group your story.

2. Often Christians fail to live life to the fullest because they are mistaken about their identity. According to 1 Peter 1:1,2; what is the identity of believers? What might it look like for a believer to suffer from a case of mistaken identity?

3. As "strangers in the world," why is hope a valuable commodity? What does it mean to have hope.

4. On what is our hope based? (1 Peter 1:3,4) Is it dependent on anything we do? Why or why not?

5. How might the events of life dampen or eliminate our hope? How can we use 1 Peter 1:3-8 to encourage ourselves and each other to hold on to our hope?

6. What is an area of your life that needs a little hope right now? What can this group do to encourage you?

Pray for each other to find hope in the midst of life's difficulties this week.