Flourish in the Fire: 1 Peter 4:1-11
Opener (if needed): Recount a moment when you felt a true sense of freedom. What made that moment so freeing to you?
Keep it lighthearted and fun.
Read the Scripture: 1 Peter 4:1-11
Reflect on the sermon. Is there anything that stood out to you? How are you encouraged or convicted?
How does this passage point to Christ as our example for how to live?
1 Peter 4:1-2, “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.”
What is the more monster currently in your life or the more monster you were able to overcome in your past?
1 Peter 4:3-4, “For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.”
How would you explain your gift/purpose and in what ways are you using it to serve others for the glory of God.
1 Peter 4:10-11, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”