Connect Group Questions Week of 4/15 – 4/21

Q1 – What’s your most embarrassing moment from your teen years?



Q2 – 1 Peter 2:1-3 (NLT)
So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. 2 Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, 3 now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.

What might a less than full experience of salvation look like?



Q3 – 1 Peter 2:21 (NLT)
For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering,
just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.

How can we help each other move away from being “Only-if” followers of Christ to being “Even-if” followers of Christ?



Digging Deeper:

Because of our history in America, the idea that slavery is endorsed biblically is offensive. BUT – the kind of slavery mentioned here is not at all the kind of slavery experienced in America prior to the Civil War. This kind of slavery was not racially motivated. Common slavery in those days was paramount to bankruptcy. When you could not pay your debts you would have to sell yourself to work off your debts to the person you were indebted to. This concept of slavery was not people stolen from their homes and sold as property. In fact, all slaves were released every 50 years at the year of Jubilee.

1 Peter 2:18-20 (NLT)
You who are slaves must submit to your masters with all respect. Do what they tell you—not only if they are kind and reasonable, but even if they are cruel. For God is pleased when, conscious of his will, you patiently endure unjust treatment. Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you.

How do you think this view of submission/rebellion differs from our culture?