1 Peter 3:8-22
Be ______________ to others . . . (3:8)
. . . even when they ___________
WHY? Being kind when others aren’t nice . . .
. . . is what God _________ _______ to do. (3:9) . . . is what _____________ did. (3:18)
. . . makes people _________________. (3:15-16)
. . . will be ___________________ . (3:9, 13-14)
Our hope is most visible when _____________ ___________________ _________ _______________.
Life Application Questions:
To whom is Peter talking in 1 Peter 3:8-9? To whom should believers “repay evil with blessing”?
How do you determine when to stand and fight for your “inalienable rights” and when to allow mercy to triumph over justice? Read Romans 12:9-21, a very similar passage to 1 Peter 3:8-22. In which contexts do we apply these passages? Give examples.
Where do you struggle with allowing grace to govern your choices (or even know what that looks like)? Have you ever had anyone ask you about the hope you have? Share and pray with each other about putting these things into practice.