Oct 18, 2020
“Invest Your Soul”
"Invest Your Soul" | 1 Peter 4:12-19 
Small Group Discussion Questions
  1. Before you get to your group or maybe during your time as a group; watch the summary of the Bible Project  video on YouTube or their website entitled "Overview: 1 Peter" and discuss it as we near the home stretch of our series "Exiles: Living in Hope" https://youtu.be/WhP7AZQlzCg
  2. How can Peter tell us to rejoice in the fiery trial and in the suffering? Where else in the Bible do we find this theme? 
  3. Compare and discuss 1 Peter 4:16 and Romans 1:16. 
  4. What does Peter mean when he says "those who suffer according to God's will...? (1 Peter 4:19)
  5. And from that verse (4:19) what does it mean to entrust/commit/deposit your soul to a faithful creator? How can this help and encourage you right now?  
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  • Oct 18, 2020“Invest Your Soul”
    Oct 18, 2020
    “Invest Your Soul”
    "Invest Your Soul" | 1 Peter 4:12-19 
    Small Group Discussion Questions
    1. Before you get to your group or maybe during your time as a group; watch the summary of the Bible Project  video on YouTube or their website entitled "Overview: 1 Peter" and discuss it as we near the home stretch of our series "Exiles: Living in Hope" https://youtu.be/WhP7AZQlzCg
    2. How can Peter tell us to rejoice in the fiery trial and in the suffering? Where else in the Bible do we find this theme? 
    3. Compare and discuss 1 Peter 4:16 and Romans 1:16. 
    4. What does Peter mean when he says "those who suffer according to God's will...? (1 Peter 4:19)
    5. And from that verse (4:19) what does it mean to entrust/commit/deposit your soul to a faithful creator? How can this help and encourage you right now?  
  • Oct 11, 2020“All to the Glory of God”
    Oct 11, 2020
    “All to the Glory of God”
    1 Peter 4:1-11
     
    Hope Small Group Questions 
    1. Read the passage (Peter 4:1-11) together by going around and each person reading a verse. What sticks out to you from the passage? Can you identify "the two roads diverging" in this passage? (4:2) 
    2. Look up 1 Peter 1-3 in the NLT. These verses don't seem to be a good strategy to gain a following but what is Peter trying to communicate? What value does suffering bring into our lives, if any? Should we just avoid all hardship or embrace it? And why? 
    3. In choosing the road less traveled and the narrow gate: we are choosing to bear our cross for Christ sake and his glory (1 Pet. 4:11). So what encouragement does Hebrews 12:1-13 give those who are following God's will and "looking to Jesus" but find the road and the "struggle against sin" hard and wearisome? 
    4. What are the purpose of spiritual gifts? Who are they for? Why does Peter stress the one who speaks should speak oracles of God not of himself and the one who serves  to serve out of the strength God supplies? 
    5. Peter uses two main categories for spiritual gifts: speaking and serving. What other gifts are mentioned in the Bible and do we posses all the same spiritual gifts? 1 Cor. 12:29-31 and Romans 12:4-8. 
     
  • Oct 4, 2020“Victory in Jesus”
    Oct 4, 2020
    “Victory in Jesus”
    1 Peter 3:18-22
  • Sep 27, 2020“Marks of a Church Community”
    Sep 27, 2020
    “Marks of a Church Community”
    1 Peter 3:8-17 
  • Sep 20, 2020“The Married Life”
    Sep 20, 2020
    “The Married Life”
    1 Peter 3:1-7
  • Sep 13, 2020“Salvation, Suffering and Sickness”
    Sep 13, 2020
    “Salvation, Suffering and Sickness”
    1 Peter 2:21-25
  • Sep 6, 2020“Peter, Paul and Philemon”
    Sep 6, 2020
    “Peter, Paul and Philemon”
    1 Peter 2:18-21 
  • Aug 30, 2020“God Government and the Gospel”
    Aug 30, 2020
    “God Government and the Gospel”
    1 Peter 2:11-17
  • Aug 23, 2020“The Ethos of the Church”
    Aug 23, 2020
    “The Ethos of the Church”
    1 Peter 2:4-12 
  • Aug 16, 2020“Longing for Pure Spiritual Milk”
    Aug 16, 2020
    “Longing for Pure Spiritual Milk”
    1 Peter 2:1-3 
  • Aug 9, 2020“A Call to Hope, Fear and Love”
    Aug 9, 2020
    “A Call to Hope, Fear and Love”
    1 Peter 1:17-25
  • Aug 2, 2020“A Holy Hope”
    Aug 2, 2020
    “A Holy Hope”
    1 Peter 1:13-17 
  • Jul 26, 2020“Unseen but not Unknown”
    Jul 26, 2020
    “Unseen but not Unknown”
    1 Peter 1:6-12
  • Jul 19, 2020“Born Again into a Living Hope”
    Jul 19, 2020
    “Born Again into a Living Hope”
    1 Peter 1:3-9 
  • Jul 12, 2020“May Unity be Multiplied”
    Jul 12, 2020
    “May Unity be Multiplied”
    1 Peter 1:1-2
  • Jun 7, 2020“Exiles: Living in Hope”
    Jun 7, 2020
    “Exiles: Living in Hope”
    1 Peter 1:1-2 
  • May 31, 2020“Pentecost Today”
    May 31, 2020
    “Pentecost Today”
    Series: 2020 Outside
    Acts 2:1-41
  • May 24, 2020“Side by Side”
    May 24, 2020
    “Side by Side”
    Series: 2020 Outside
    Phil. 2:27-28
  • May 17, 2020“Praise. Know. Trust.”
    May 17, 2020
    “Praise. Know. Trust.”
    Series: None
    Pastor Jordan | Psalm 100:1-5 | “Praise. Know. Trust.”
    QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY OR SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION
    1. List all the imperative commands in Psalm 100 and discuss the meaning of each
    one.
    2. Consider the implications of this simple yet profound statement: “He is God”
    (Psalm 100:3). What do we learn about God and about ourselves from this verse
    and statement?
    3. Consider and discussion the implications of this simple yet profound statement:
    “the LORD is good” (Psalm 100:5). What can we learn from this verse?
  • May 10, 2020“The Faces of the Church”
    May 10, 2020
    “The Faces of the Church”
    Romans 16:1-27 | “The Faces of the Church”
    KEY VERSES:  Romans 16:1-2 ​"I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at
    Cenchreae, that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help
    her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself
    as well."
    Romans 16:13 "Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to
    me as well."
    Mark 15:21 "And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the
    country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross."
    QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY OR SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION
    1. Consider compiling a list of all the different names of people and how Paul refers
    to them in Romans 16. (whether they be a servant, friend, fellow-worker,etc.)
    2. 2 Timothy 1:4-7 highlights the importance of entrusting the legacy of the gospel on
    to the next generation. Who can you list as the most influential people who taught
    you in the faith? Who can you list as the most important people you intend to pass
    the gospel and faith on to next?
    3. Discuss the possible connection points between Romans 16:13, Mark 15:21, Acts
    11:21, Acts 19:33. What do you draw and learn from these? (remember these
    relational connections are plausible but cannot be totally proven)