A LIVING HOPE 1 PETER 2:1-12

A LIVING HOPE
DEVOTIONS
1 PETER 2:1-12
TUESDAY 4/21/20
1 PETER 2:1-3
 
So put away all malice (evil, bitterness, ill-will) and all deceit (misleading, lying) and hypocrisy (pretending, false claims, manipulation) and envy (jealous, covet) and all slander (criticize, judge, gossip, grumble).
 
Which of these sins do you need to personally “put away” – “get rid of”?  Take some time to examine your thoughts, speech, and actions.
By putting away this sin (or sins), how would it affect your life – others – your relationship with Jesus Christ?
 
Describe what characteristic you would put on in place of the sin or sins we are to get rid of.
 
Check out the “7-Day Coronavirus Prayer Guide” by Lifeway under the Pastor’s Page on the Website.
 
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY 4/22/20
1 PETER 1:1-3
 
*  In verses 2 and 3, why does Peter use the wording to “long (crave, desire) for pure spiritual milk”?
*  What is the purpose?
*  What is the result of longing for/craving the pure/unpolluted Word of God for your life?  Psalm 119:103
    Describe the difference of just reading the Word or occasionally going to it –  versus longing for it!
*  How has the Word of God impacted you personally in the past?  How is the Word of God impacting you during 
    this difficult/uncertain time?
 
Meditate on your favorite verse or the verse that is giving you strength and comfort at this time.  Thank the Lod for the Power of His Word!
 
 
 
 
THURSDAY 4/23/20
1 PETER 2:1-8
 
What do you think is meant in verses 4 and 5 by “a living stone”?
 
In the Old Testament the temple was made up of physical stones where God dwelled.  Now after the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God is building us, His people, into a spiritual house – a house in which He dwells.  1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 2:19-22
 
Why is the Cornerstone so important in construction of a building?
 
Describe the importance of Christ being the Cornerstone in your life and the Church.
 
Read Ephesians 2:19-22 again.
The Church and our individual lives are to be built on the foundation of Jesus Christ .  In verse 22, it states we are “being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.”   Describe a church that has this foundation – together!
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY 4/24/20
1 PETER 2:1-10
 
In the Old Testament times people did not approach God directly.  The priests interceded – they were the only ones who could approach God on behalf of the people.  Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection changed all of that!  We now have direct access to our Lord’s presence.
As a believer, we have the Lord’s presence dwelling in us – the Holy Spirit.
 
In verses 9 and 10, the scripture says He called us “out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
 
Not only does His presence give us eternal salvation, peace, and comfort, but responsibility also.
Describe our/your responsibility as a follower of Christ.
 
Identify how we can be fulfilling those responsibilities during this time in our lives.
 
 
 
 
SATURDAY 4/25/20
1 PETER 2:13-25
 
Pray for the Lord to reveal the meaning of these verses to you and how you can apply them in your life.
 
Pray for the services tomorrow at 11:00 AM online and the Drive-In Worship Experience on the parking lot of our church.