Good Deeds and God’s Glory | Our life as citizen exiles
June 21, 2020 / 1 Peter 2:11
Good Deeds and God’s Glory
our life as citizen exiles
Surviving Times of Suffering
1 Peter 2:11-17
“The world takes its notions of God, most of all, from the people who say that they belong to God’s family. They read us a great deal more than they read the Bible. They see us; they only hear about Jesus Christ.”
- We belong to another (v.11)
- Our true citizenship is in our daily (v.12-15)
- Our ultimate goal is to direct people to the of and the . (v.16)
- We bring God glory when we all people!
Memory verse: “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. ”
1 Peter 2:11-12
Read 1 Peter 2:11-17. According to 1 Peter 2:11, what does it mean to live the life of an exile?
Is it wrong for pilgrims to seek and enjoy the comforts of this life? Give biblical reasons.
Read 1 Peter 2:11-17. Read 1 Peter 2:11, what is raging a way against the soul of the exile?
How can you fight today agains the “passions of the flesh”?
Read 1 Peter 2:11-17. According to verse 12, why should the Christian conduct themselves honorably?
Again in verse 12, what day should the Christian be looking towards in the future?
Does that day have significance for you as a believer? Why or why not?
Read 1 Peter 2:11-17. Look at verses 13-14, what does it mean for you to be subject to “every human institution?
Are there some human authorities in your life that you find difficult to follow? Why?
Read 1 Peter 2:11-17. According to verse 15, we have a clear “will of God”, what is it? Why is this significant enough to be the “will” of God?
How have you seen foolish talk silenced when you have lived out your faith in good deeds?
Read 1 Peter 2:11-17. Look to verses 16 and 17, what does it mean to you to “live as servants of God”?
“Honor” is brought up in verse 17, is there any reason that a Christian should use violence to further their purposes? Why or why not? Does this violate the “honor” that is due to everyone/the government?