A LIVING HOPE:The Ministry of Christ 1 Peter 3:18-22

TUESDAY 6/2/20  
Read 1 Peter 3:13-17 from last week.
Think of how this passage applies to your life personally.
  • How much harm or persecution for your faith have you experienced?
  • How did you respond?
  • Were you prepared?
What are your thoughts on verse 17?
If the possibility of suffering or persecution seems overwhelming, how does it compare to verse 18?
Read 1 Peter 3:18-22
Apply verse 18 to your life.  What does it mean to you personally?
Think of the suffering Christ did before the cross and on the cross –  (six illegal trials, betrayal, denial, falsely accused, beaten beyond recognition, mocking, and experiencing the horrible torture of the cross) – with the worst taking on the sins of the world and being separated from the Father.
Do you fully understand that Christ took our place – died for us – the righteous for the unrighteous?  This enables us to have a relationship with God the Father through the Sacrifice of His Son – Jesus Christ!
Hebrews 9:24:28, Ephesians 2:18, Ephesians 2:12
Read 1 Peter 3:18-22
Meditate on the statement, “The very worst thing that did happen became the very best thing that did happen.”
What does the Resurrection mean personally to you?  Hebrews 7:25, John 19:30
Why do we often struggle with living out our faith?  Do we live like we have a “Living Hope” in Jesus Christ?
Romans 8:18
Read Revelation 21:3-4 – Think of what we have ahead for us in Heaven!
FRIDAY 6/5/20
1 Peter 3:18-22
Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ we can share in the victory over death – over Satan.
How should you be living your life if you are a true follower of Christ?  Realize that He took our place so we can experience salvation and eternal life.
Noah built the ark for 120 years and never had a convert.  Hebrews 11:7 speaks of Noah’s faith – when from the outside it looks like he would be considered a failure.
The Lord desires our faithfulness – our total commitment – all of our heart!  How can we give Him anything less?  Read verse 18 again.
His suffering leads to Jesus being exalted!  Our suffering leads us to share in His Glory!
Our suffering is not worthy to be compared to the suffering of Christ!
Read Ephesians 6:10-18.  Pray for strength to stand firm in the Lord in the midst of spiritual warfare.
Read 1 Peter 4:1-11
Pray for understanding of this passage and how to live it out.
Pray for the services tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.