Day 1 (Monday): Read 1 Peter 2:4-12. What stands out in this passage about how Christians are called to live in their communities?
Day 2 (Tuesday): In 1 Peter 2:9, Peter talks about believers being a "chosen people." How does understanding yourself as chosen impact your attitude toward your community and neighbors?
Day 3 (Wednesday): Peter describes believers as "strangers and aliens" in 1 Peter 2:11. As Christians, it seems as though we are often exiles in the lands we reside in. Our values do not match up with the values of others. The ways in which Christ calls us have us looking a touch crazy to the world.
Day 4 (Thursday): Though we are strangers and aliens, we all have a role to play here on Earth and in the lands we live in. How would you summarize that role based on 1 Peter 2:4-12 and the passages we have discussed in the previous weeks?
Day 5 (Friday): In 1 Peter 2:13-17, Peter discusses the importance of submitting to human authority (something Christians today, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, struggle with). How can Christians demonstrate love for trying to do what is right in your community?
Day 6 (Saturday): Peter mentions suffering for doing good in 1 Peter 2:20. Can you think of a time when you or someone you know faced challenges or opposition for trying to do what is right in your community?
Recent additional GO DEEPER reading opportunities available on Amazon Books (#ads):
- "Lutheranism 101 Baptism" by Charles Lehmann
- "The Air I Breathe: Worship as a Way of Life" by Louie Giglio