Strangers – Northwest Bible Church

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Strangers

Danny Whisner

Director of Young Adults & Assimilation

The book of 1 Peter was written to Christians who were experiencing trials and hardships. They felt hopeless and helpless, living in a land that wasn’t their own. And as followers of Jesus today, we can empathize. Just as this world wasn’t their home, it’s not ours either.

Fill-in Notes

Key Scripture

1 Peter 2:11–12

Take Away / Application

The life a Christian lives will affect where others spend eternity!

Discussion Questions

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 discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.

  1. Define sojourner, pilgrim, stranger, alien.
  2. To help understand how a Christian is to view themselves while in this world, read Psalm 39:12; 119:19, John 15:18–19, 2 Corinthians 4:18, Philippians 3:20, Ephesians 2:19 and Hebrews 11:13. Discuss.
  3. Read 1 Peter 2:21. How can comfort derail or distract us from being Christ-like?
  4. What does it look like to begin using the things God has given you to consistently and tangibly reach people for Jesus? (Home, talents, gifting, job, resources, skill set, connections, etc.)
  5. Read Ephesians 6:12. How can understanding that Christians are in a war sober us to living on-mission for the Gospel?
  6. Danny posed the question, “Are you a biblical Christian or a cultural Christian?” What’s the difference between these two? In what ways can we slowly be lulled into being a “cultural Christian?” What are the dangers of “cultural Christianity?”
  7. If you live for and proclaim the name of Christ, are you ready for trials that will come? Discuss.
  8. “The life I live on earth will affect where others will spend eternity.” Discuss. Does anything need to change in your life to make this more of a reality?

Accountability

  1. Share where you’re reading in the Bible. What’s one thing that God has taught or is teaching you from your time in the Bible?
  2. How is your prayer life? Are you spending quality time in prayer with the Lord?

 


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Scripture Reference

1 Peter

Tags

Not of this world, Pilgrims, Sojourners, Strangers, World is not our home