Peter To The Pilgrims: Be Holy

  1. Why did Peter say the Christian Pilgrims will “greatly rejoice” (1:6) and “rejoice with a joy inexpressible” (1:8)?
  2. Last week we said 1:13 was a key verse. To what extent does he say we are to rest our hope on the grace that will be bought to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ (our home in heaven)?  
  3. What does verse 13 say about our attitude toward our present life?
  4. What does it mean to be holy? (1:14)?
  5. How do these verses describe our moral standards: 1:14,15;  4:3.
  6. What are some of the specifics Peter commands about our behavior?
    1. Negative behaviors: 2:1; 4:3
    2. Positive things to do: 1:22, 3:10-11, 4:8-11
  7. What are some reasons and motivations for holiness in the following verses?
    1. 1:15
    2. 1:17
    3. 2:11
    4. 3:10
    5. 4:4
  8. Note the tension between 1:6 and 7 and 3:11-14.  How did Peter describe the presence of various trials in our lives in 1:6?
  9. Really Tough Question:  Should we desire a life free from trials?