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"Honor Christ the Lord"

january 23, 2022

David McNeely, Senior Pastor

Scripture: 1 Peter 3:13-22


Suffering rarely feels good.

Suffering often brings good.


Suffering for Good (v. 13-17)


  • You will be blessed (v. 13-14a)
  • Trust Jesus (v. 14b-15a)
  • Be prepared (v. 15b)
  • You will rest (v. 16)
  • The better way (v. 17)


The Victory of Jesus (v. 18-22)


  • In death (v. 18)
  • In descension (v. 19-20)
  • In resurrection (v. 21)
  • In ascension (v. 22)


Discussion Questions:

  1. Peter says to have “no fear” of those who could harm you. Practically speaking, how do we live with “no fear?”  
  2. How has God used pain and suffering in your life for your good? How has he used pain and suffering in your life for the good of others?
  3. How do you normally share, with someone who asks, the reason for the hope you have?
  4. Some passages in the bible are very difficult to interpret and almost impossible to understand. How do these kinds of passages affect your walk with God? 
  5. Thinking back on all of 1 Peter 3:13-22, what motivates you? What concerns you? What drives you to your knees to pray?