Tuesday, February 08, 2011

1 Peter 3:13-22 Bible Study Questions

Here are a few questions to help prepare for lesson 6 of the Strength for the Struggle class. If you are not in the class, hopefully these questions will be useful for your own private study.

V. 13 How is it that no one can harm you if you are zealous for good works?

V. 14. What does it mean that we will be blessed if we suffer for righteousness?

V. 15. How do we prepare to make a defense to people who ask?

V. 16. How will those who revile your good behavior in Christ be put to shame?

V. 18. What does Peter's point that Jesus was "put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit" have to do with Christians facing suffering?

V. 19. Who do you think the "spirits in prison" are, and what do you think was "proclaimed" to them?

V. 20. What does Noah preparing the ark have to do with Christians facing suffering?

V. 21. What does baptism "correspond to?"

V. 21. What does Peter mean when he says, baptism "now saves you?"

V. 21. How is Baptism an "appeal to God for a good conscience?"

V. 21. How is all of this "through the resurrection of Jesus Christ?"

V. 22 Why does Peter close the passage by reminding us that Jesus has gone to heaven "with angels, authorities, and powers having been subject to him?"

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