Oct. 15 - Subjection Suffering (1 Pet. 2:13-25)
First listen to the sermon (posts Sun. afternoon). Then use the ideas below to help you and your group apply what the Lord is teaching you. Icebreaker idea: Who is the best boss you've had (or any other person whose leadership you've really appreciated)? What was it that made you appreciate them?
A way to pray: Pray for the suffering people you know. Ask God to make His love and presence felt even more fully in each of those lives as they return to Him as their Shepherd and Overseer.
- Treasuring God: How does our love for the Lord help us submit appropriately to authority?
- Being Transformed: When can submission be a challenge? What would God-honoring submission look like in those situations?
- Loving Others: Who is someone God wants me to love the way Jesus has loved me? What will that look like practically this week?
- Pursuing Unity: What are some specific ways we can support each other as Christians when we suffer unjustly?