Sunday, December 01, 2019
Take Away / Application
God’s plan, purpose, and expectation is and always has been, to have a people—His children—living holy, set apart, different…peculiar.Fill-in Notes
Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as the discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.
- What impacted you most from the message?
- Read 1 Peter 1:15. Is “be holy in all your conduct” a reasonable, realistic command? Why or why not?
- Why do you think being holy as God is holy is important?
- Even after Christians accept Christ, we feel a pull back to our flesh and old ways. Yet we learn in 1 Peter 1:15 that God calls us to be set apart and holy. What does that tangibly look like in our life?
- How a Christ-follower lives and conducts themselves, identifies themselves to whom they belong. What distracts you the most or tends to pull you away from Jesus during the week?
- There is no physical difference in one who is saved and one who is not. Read James 2:14, 18. In living set apart, “doing” makes all the difference. In what ways do we become stale or stagnant in our “doing” for Jesus?
- What are practical ways a Christian’s life can be attractive to others?
- Read Acts 5:25–42. Has being a Christian brought you persecution or cost you? Share. During these moments how can 1 Peter 4:14 encourage you?
- After today’s message, how can you use your life and conduct to better point others to Jesus? Share at least one change you’re going to make.
We cannot become holy on our own doing, but rather need to call on the Lord for that very power in our lives. In doing so, put your faith into action, pursue Jesus, be one of God’s own peculiar people, and make the Gospel a way of life rather than a one-time decision.