Using practical and easy steps, describe a life that walks in Christ Jesus, rooted and built in him, established in faith, and abounding in thanksgiving.
When you think of Jesus, how often do you think of his being the fullness of deity, the fullness of God? What might help you think of this more often?
What advice would you give someone seeking to set their minds on things above? How would you tell them to successfully accomplish this?
Read through Paul’s list of earthly things versus his list of spiritual things. How can you consistently focus on the latter, while avoiding the former?
How can you be about keeping steadfast in prayer?
Is your speech always gracious, seasoned with salt? Why or why not?
1 Peter 1
What hope have experienced in living for Jesus?
What does it mean to prepare your mind for action?
In what ways does it seem impossible to be holy like God is holy? What do you think Peter means by this statement?
1 Peter 2
Malice. Deceit. Hypocrisy. Envy. Slander. All of these things are way too common among God’s people. Why do you think this is the case and what can we do about it?
How is your life different knowing you have been chosen and set apart by God?
What does it mean to be an exile? Why is Peter’s description of God’s people here so appropriate, especially today?
Prayer for the week: “Lord, help us to make our minds ready for action and may we hope fully in the grace that comes from you through Jesus Christ.”
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