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  1. 1. LIFE  GROUP  STUDY  GUIDE   1  Peter  5:1-­14       Introduction:  Humility  is  the  central  theme  of  Chapter  5.      Give  a  practical  definition  of  humility.    Share  with  the  group  someone  you  know  (have  known)  that  is  humble.     DIG:    Read  1  Peter  5:1-­4    What  does  Peter  expect  the  motivation  for  elders  to  be?    What  are  the  key  responsibilities  for  elders  in  these  verses?    What  temptations  must  elders  overcome?    What  is  rewarding  about  being  an  elder?    Who  are  our  elders  at  Summerville  Church  of  Christ?       DIG:  READ  1  Peter  5:5    What  are  some  negative  attitudes  younger  men  and  women  can  have  towards   church  leadership?    Explain  how  humility  and  submission  are  complementary.    Why  is  humility  vital  in  a  healthy  congregation?    Describe  a  time  or  experience  from  your  past  where  a  congregation  suffered   because  members  acted  out  of  pride  instead  of  humility.    What  are  some  things  you  have  found  to  be  successful  in  controlling  pride?    Who  are  some  older  members  of  Summerville  Church  of  Christ  that  encourage   and  inspire  you?   DIG:  Read  1  Peter  5:6-­10    How  does  humility  help  you  to  resist  the  devil?    How  does  anxiety  create  opportunities  for  the  devil?    What  are  the  steps  Peter  identifies  to  minimize  the  danger  of  the  devil’s  prowl?    Why  is  verse  9  so  relevant  today?    What  is  the  promise  God  gives  in  verse  10  to  sufferers?    What  is  the  common  exhortation  in  verse  9,10,  and  12?     APPLICATION    What  are  some  lessons  you  have  learned  from  the  series  on  1st  Peter?    Go  back  and  share  with  the  group  some  of  your  favorite  verses  from  1st  Peter.  

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