REVERE CHRIST AS LORD (1 Peter 3:1-22)

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1 Peter 3:1-22
Key Verse: 3:15

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, …

Read verses 1-2. To what does “in the same way” refer? How can believing wives win their husbands to Jesus?

Read verses 3-4. What is a woman’s true beauty in God’s sight (Prov 31:30)? Read verses 5-6. What was the example of holy women of old? What was their hope? How can one follow Sarah’s example and be her daughter (6)?

Read verse 7. How should husbands treat their wives? Why? What does it mean to “treat them with respect as the weaker partner”? As heirs of the gracious gift of life?

Read verses 8-9. How should we treat one another? Why? Read verses 10-12. What must one who wishes to see good days and enjoy life do? Why must we control our tongues (James 3:5-8)?

Read verses 13-14. Why should a believer seek to do good in all situations? Why must we overcome fear? Read verses 15-17. How can we overcome fear and be a good influence in a corrupt world? How should we share our hope with others?

Read verse 18-22. What has Christ done for us to enable us to be free of fear and guilt? What happened to the disobedient people of Noah’s time? In what way is the ark a symbol of Christ and of God’s saving grace?