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April 24, 2020

Sermon Discussion Questions: A People Refined to Rejoice

Dave Zuleger

Pastor for Preaching & Vision, South

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on April 26, “A People Refined to Rejoice” (1 Peter 1:6–9). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection. 


Introduction: Paradigm of Sorrowful and Rejoicing

  1. Purposefulness of Our Trials (1 Peter 1:6)
  2. Proving of Our Faith Through Trials (1 Peter1:7a)
  3. Preciousness of Our Faith From Trials (1 Peter 1:7b–9)

Application: Set Free from Pain Management

Discussion Questions

  • What does it mean to live in the paradigm of “sorrowful and rejoicing”? How does that free me to do both more fully?
  • Why are trials necessary? How long should we expect them to last?
  • What is God showing us about our faith in the midst of trials?
  • How do trials refine our faith like gold is refined in the fire? Why is our faith so precious?
  • Why will we receive“praise, glory, and honor” when Jesus appears?
  • How does our refined faith produce refined rejoicing?