Pastor Christian Simas – 1 Peter 1:6-9

February 18th, 2018

Discussion Questions:
1. Who have you known that has suffered because of their Christianity? What about how they handled their suffering demonstrated their Christian faith?

2. Read v.7. What do you think about Peter saying that trials are to test the “genuineness of your faith”?

3. In what ways do you feel God is testing the “genuineness of your faith” in your life right now?

4. Read v.8-9. Tell about a time when you were able to triumph in a situation of testing through gazing upon the “outcome of your faith.”

5. What would it mean for our daily trials if we were to, with inexpressible joy, lay hold of the “salvation of our souls”?

Pastor Christian Simas – 1 Peter 1:3-6

February 11th, 2018

Discussion Questions:
1. Who do you know that is marked by hope? What is it about their characteristics and actions that demonstrate that to you?

2. Tell about a time when you experienced your hopes being crushed.
– What was it you were hoping for, and how was that hope taken away?

3. If Jesus has been raised from the dead, how does that influence our hope as Christians?

4. “Hope is only as durable as the durability of the thing hoped for.” – Simas
– What does it mean to us to say that we have a “durable hope”?

5. What will our lives look like if we live in light of this living, rugged, and abundant hope?

Pastor Christian Simas – 1 Peter 1:1-2

February 4th, 2018

Discussion Questions:
1. Think about the term “exile.” What other words or thoughts come to mind when you hear this word?

2. In what ways are we as Christians to identify personally with the word “exile”?

3. What do you think about Peter calling the Church “elect exiles”?

4. Read Ephesians 1:11. In our exile, what impact does it have for us to remember whose we are?

5. How do we respond to the call to be exiles in this world with assurance of our heavenly citizenship?