September 26, 2010
1 Peter 1:6-9
Suffering comes in many forms and degrees, but His grace is always there to
carry us beyond it. Only a Christian perspective can replace possible resentment
READ: 1 Peter 1:6-9
What are some obstacles to faith encountered in verses 6-9?
What are some reasons for optimism based on faith found in vs. 6-9
What is the connection between suffering, faith, and joy?
What does this section say about Godʼs protection in troubles?
Explain the comparison between gold and faith.
What does a genuine faith look like compared to a counterfeit?
How is it possible for us who have never seen Jesus, to love Jesus as
much, if not even more, than Peter did?
How have troubles impacted your faith for good or bad?
Share a time when you know that God was testing your faith by fire to
prove your genuineness.
How is the “inexpressible and glorious” joy of salvation more than just an
When have you experienced the greatest joy in Christ?
Think of some areas where resentment, doubt, or cynicism might be
holding you back from rejoicing and praising God.
Evaluate whether or not you are willing to endure and pay the price for a
genuine faith as much as you are willing to sacrifice for riches (gold) of
Share with your Life Group someone you want them to pray for that is
going through some intense trials and suffering.