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May 15, 2020

Sermon Discussion Questions: Fearful Faith in a Foreign Land

Dave Zuleger

Lead Pastor, South

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on May 17, “Fearful Faith in a Foreign Land” (1 Peter 1:17–21). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.

Walk in fear …

  • Knowing the impartial discipline of your Father
  • Knowing the precious, freeing blood of your Savior

Discussion Questions

  • What is the main point of 1 Peter 1:17-21? How does that land on you?
  • What does it mean to “walk in fear”? Why should we fear our heavenly Father?
  • What does it mean that God judges us “impartially”? How is this judgment and fear (v. 17) different from what we experienced before we were born again into the family of God?
  • From what have we been set free? To what have we been set free?
  • Why does Peter emphasize the preciousness of the blood of Jesus?
  • Why does Peter emphasize the eternality of God’s plan for our holiness?

Application Questions

  • Evaluate your own life. Do you walk in this kind of trembling before your heavenly Father? Do you seek to walk in holiness because of the preciousness of the blood of Jesus?
  • As “elect exiles,” what might God do among our own neighbors, families, and friends if we walk in a way in which we fear God more than anything else?

* The outline was added May 16, 2020.

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