With joy Inexpressible - 1 Peter 1:3-12

WITH JOY INEXPRESSIBLE

1 Peter 1:3-12

I.   Begotten Us Again to a Living Hope (vs. 3-4)

     a. How is God’s mercy at work in our being born again? _______________                  

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     b. What does it mean we have been begotten again to a living hope?

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     c. What common thought is expressed in verse 3 and in Romans 5:8-10?

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     d. What did the resurrection prove and how is this great news for those    

     who are being saved (Colossians 2:11-14)? _________________________

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     e. What is the significance that we have an inheritance now that is

     incorruptible and undefiled reserved for us in heaven? ________________

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II.  Kept by the Power of God (VS. 5-6)

a.      Who gave you salvation? __________________ Who now keeps you

saved? ______________________________________________________

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b.      What role does faith play in our salvation is it a ‘root cause’ or ‘symptom’

of our salvation? ______________________________________________

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c.      Does verse 5 portray your salvation as solely a past action or does it

convey a past, present, and future aspect? __________________________

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III.  Tested by Fire (VS. 6-12)

     a.  What initiates joy in a Christian’s life? __________________________

     b.  Is it surprising that Peter acknowledges the believers have been grieved    

     by various (gr. Poikilos=manifold) trials? ___________________________

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     c.  How is 1 Peter 4:10 a purposed ‘bookend’ verse to verse 6? __________

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d.      In what way was the Spirit of Christ at work in the saints / prophets of

old? _________________________________________________________

e.      What did the prophets of old search for and try to determine? (vs. 10-11)

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IV.  Application:  How can we be grieved by various trials and yet be full of joy inexpressible? _______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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