Saturday, April 21, 2018

April 21, 2018

Read:  1 Peter 1:3, Luke 22:31-33, 54-63, John 21:1-19 

How did Peter feel after he had denied knowing Jesus? How did Jesus respond to him after the resurrection? 

In what way did Peter experience God’s mercy? How would this have impacted Peter’s spiritual hope? 

How can Christians today have a similar experience? How can you step into this truth?

Friday, April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

Read:  1 Peter 1:4-5, Galatians 4:4-7, Ephesians 1:11, Colossians 1:11, 3:24, James 2:5 

What does it mean from an eternal perspective that believers are “adopted” and have an “inheritance”? 

What guarantee does God provide that this will never be lost? (i.e. what is the form of protection?) 

How would you respond to someone who thinks you can lose your salvation? Write out your answer.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018

Read:  1 Peter 1:3b-5, Luke 2:11, John 3:16-18, 14:1-7, Philippians 3:20, Luke 22:33-43 

Why did Jesus come to earth (born of a virgin), die on a cross, and rise again from the grave? 

In what way does this make the Gospel relevant in every life situation? (e.g. persecuted Christians) 

How have you seen this truth get lost today? In what way can this lead to missing the forest for the trees?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018

Read:  1 Peter 1:3a, John 16:7-10, Galatians 5:22-24, Ephesians 4:22-30 

List the primary ways the Spirit will confirm a work in the life of a believer. Be specific. 

Explain the difference between moralism and the fruit of the spirit. Give an example. 

Why will it be impossible for a Christian to live in sin without a heart struggle? What is God teaching you?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

Read:  1 Peter 1:3a, Ephesians 1:13-14, Titus 3:5-6, Galatians 4:6 

How does God confirm when someone becomes a Christian? How can other perspectives lead to doubt?

What are the biblical options for someone who doesn’t know if they are saved? Be specific. 

Explain how God has guaranteed to you that you are saved. Give an example.

Monday, April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018

Read:  1 Peter 1:3a], John 3:3-8, 2 Corinthians 1:22, 5:17, 1 John 4:13 

In your own words, explain what it means to be born again. What causes this to happen? 

Why is this a critical indicator for becoming a Christian? How can this be easily overlooked? 

How would you respond to someone who claims to be a Christian by church attendance?

Saturday, April 14, 2018

April 14, 2018

Read:  1 Peter 1:2b, 2 Peter 1:2, 1 Cor. 1:3, 2 Cor. 2:12, Philemon 3, 2 John 3, John 14:27 

In what way does grace relate to peace in the Christian life? How have you experienced this truth? 

Explain how God’s peace and grace is the basis for the Gospel. How can it also be a part of spiritual growth? 

How will a deeper devotion to Jesus help you experience this truth? Take some time to pray right now.