Posted by: heisourstrongtower | April 30, 2013

THE NEW TESTAMENT 93-DAY CHRONOLOGICAL READING PLAN – Day 81 Assignment

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New Testament Bible Reading Plan
Day 81

Today’s Bible Reading Assignment – 1 Peter

“You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9

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Study Questions for 1 Peter 1

Greetings (1:1-2)

Who is the sender of this letter? Who is the recipient? How are they identified? (1) How did we become God’s elect? (2a) How and why are we sanctified? Where can we obtain grace and peace? (2b) What does verses 1 and 2 personally mean to you?

A Living Hope (1:3-12)

To whom did Peter give praise? Why was Peter so full of praise? What awaits God’s elect after resurrection? (4; John 14:2-3)

How and why are we be shielded? What salvation is still to come? As we wait for it, what is the reality of living in this world? Why does God allow his elect to undergo suffering? (7) What is suffering compared to?

How are God’s elect described in verses 8 and 9? What continuous act is happening by faith?

What kind of Bible students were the prophets? (10) Who and what was the subject of their Bible study? (11) What can we learn from them about how to study the Bible?

Who were the prophets serving and what does this tell us about Scriptures? (12a) How is the truth of the gospel found in Scriptures given to people? Who else besides the prophets and ourselves long to understand the workings of God? (12b)

Do Not Conform to Evil Desires (1:13-2:3)

Considering what God has planned for his elect, what three things are we to do according to verse 13? When will Jesus be revealed? How is being holy defined in verses 14-16?

What is reverent fear? (17) Why should we live in reverent fear? How did we become God’s elect? (18-19; John 1:29) How does this further clarify why we should live in reverent fear?

How does Jesus draw men to God? (21) What does it mean that after God raised Jesus from the dead God glorified him? (Matt. 17:2; John 17:1, 5; Rev. 1:12-18)

What is the word of God compared to in verses 22-25? How does the word planted in us spring forth love? What are some ways to practically love? (2:1) What is spiritual milk? (2:2-3; Heb. 5:11-14)

“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

“Once you had no identity as a people;
now you are God’s people.
Once you received no mercy;
now you have received God’s mercy.” 1 Peter 2:10-11

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Study Questions for 1 Peter 2

The Living Stone and His Chosen Nation (2:4-12)

Comparing verse 4 with Jesus’ words in Matthew 21:42-46, how did Peter grow to understand that Jesus was predicting that simple Jewish fisherman and Gentiles would accept of the gospel? What can we learn about what it means to believe in Jesus? How does verse 5 add to this understanding?

What does “never be put to shame” mean? (6) What is the message the religious leaders in Jesus’ day rejected and we must believe? (7-8) Why might Peter want to teach about stones? (Matt. 16:16-18)

What does the four descriptions in 9a mean? Why did God give us these status’? (9b) What should we always remember about our status? (10)

How are we aliens and strangers in the world? Who is our combatant in the spiritual war? Who is our companion in the spiritual war?

Regardless of what people say about our faith now, what will they say when Jesus comes? (12)

How to Use Our Freedom (2:13-24)

Are there any restrictions to submitting to authorities instituted by men? (13-14) Why should we? What does it mean to submit ourselves? Who establishes them and why?

What does God intend to do through us? (15)

What does it mean to be free in Christ? (16-17)

How can verses 18-20 be applied in our lives today? How is Jesus our example? (21-22) What does Jesus’ example teach us about what to keep in mind when we suffer injustice? (23)

What did Jesus for us? What are the duties of a shepherd and how does this explain who Jesus is? What is the duties of an overseer and how does this explain who Jesus is? What can we then be sure about the outcome of our souls?

‘For the Scriptures say,

“If you want to enjoy life
and see many happy days,
keep your tongue from speaking evil
and your lips from telling lies.
Turn away from evil and do good.
Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right,
and his ears are open to their prayers.
But the Lord turns his face
against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:10-12

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Study Questions for 1 Peter 3

Wives and Husbands (3:1-7)

What is a good reason why a Christian should remain married to an unbeliever? (1-2) What does “if” imply here? Why might it be hard to be submissive? How can purity and reverence move a spouse to accept Jesus as their personal Messiah and Lord? (Prov. 12:4, 19:13-14)

Does verse 3 forbid outward adornment in day-to-day life? (1 Cor. 11:3-16) What kind of beauty does not pass with time? (4) Why might some find it hard to learn Jesus’ gentle and quiet nature? (Matt. 11:28-30; Eph. 4:1-3) Why might it be good to please God by living this way? (James 4:6) What example can women find in the Bible? (5-6)

What does it mean for a husband to be considerate toward his wife? How can a husband show respect for his wife? (Prov. 12:25, 31:10-12; James 3:5-6) Since Sarah is an example to wives, what can husbands learn from Abraham in Genesis 21:8-12? Since Sarah is an example to wives, what can husbands learn from Abraham in Genesis 21:8-12?

Live in Harmony With Each Other (3:8-12)

What would a choir sound like if they did not sing in harmony? How do congregations sound to the unbelievers when they do not live in harmony? What five practical ways can true Christians live in harmony as found in verse 8b and 9a? What is promised to a believer that practices these toward fellow believer? (9b)

How does Psalm 34:12-16 reinforce this? (10-12)

If the Lord doesn’t seem to answer our prayers, what might be the problem? (1 Sam. 28:15-18)

Suffering For What is Good (3:13-22)

Does doing good necessarily mean people will always respond well? (13-14, 17; Matt. 5:11-12; Luke 6:22-23) Does this mean we should refrain from doing good? (Acts 10:38) What do they fear that we should not and why? (John 16:7-11; Rom.s 13:4-5)

How does setting apart Christ as Lord affect our day-to-day living? (15a) In order for someone to know of the hope we have, what must have happened? (15b-16) How are we to answer such questions?

What was the effect of Jesus’ death on the cross? (18a) Was anyone righteous before they accepted Jesus’ act of righteousness? Was Jesus’ death physical or spiritual? What does it mean that Jesus was “made alive by the Spirit”? (1 Cor. 15:42-49)

After Jesus died on the cross, where did his spirit go and what did he do for three days until he rose from the dead? (19-20; Luke 16:22-24) What baptism is mentioned in verse 21? How does Jesus’ resurrection give us a good conscience toward God? What does Jesus’ resurrection save us from? After Jesus ascended into heaven where did he go and what position does he have? (22)

“The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.” 1 Peter 4:7-9

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Study Questions for 1 Peter 4

Live For God (4:1-6)

Why did Jesus suffered in his body? What does this mean personally to you? What does it mean to “arm yourselves also with the same attitude”? Why?

What are some evil human desires we no longer live for? (2; Gal. 5:19-21) How did God make it possible for us to live for his will? (Gal. 5:16-18, 22-25) When we accept God’s will and no longer live for evil human desires what will others think of our changed lifestyle? (4; Mark 13:12-13) Who will judge those who persecute us? (5; John 5:22)

What is the gospel? (6; 1 Cor. 15:1-8) Who is it preached to? Why is it preached to them?

Love Each Other Deeply (4:7-11)

What does it mean by “the end of all things is near”? (7a; Matt. 13:37-43) How does understanding this affect our life? (7b)

How is practiced love more powerful than sin? (8) What the first practice love mentioned? (9)

Why does God in his grace give us gifts? (10) What are the two that are mentioned? (11a) Since the gift comes from the God who should receive the praise? (11b)

Participating in the Sufferings of Christ (4:12-19)

What is the nature of the trial mention in verse 12? Who are some believers in Scriptures that went through trials? (Luke 6:22-23) How is our suffering now linked to the future? (13)

How can an insult turn into a blessing? (14) Does every reason for suffering turn into a blessing? (15)

What is the wrong and the right response when suffering for Jesus’ name? (16) How are sufferings for Christ judgments? What does verse 18 mean?

What else should we do when we suffer according to God’s will? (19)

“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.” 

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Study Questions for 1 Peter 5

To Elders (5:1-4)

Who does Paul address in verses 1-4? How are elders to be chosen? (Acts 14:23, 20:28; Titus 1:5-9) What life example are elders to live? (2-3; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9) How did Jesus give us an example of how elders are to be shepherds? (John 10:11-15) Are all elders always correct and always chosen by the Holy Spirit? (Mark 15:1; 1 Timothy 5:19)

What did Peter witness? (1b) What was Peter doing as he witnessed Jesus’ sufferings? (Mark 14:54, 65-66; Luke 22:60-62, 23:49) What can we learn from how God can use our failures in his will?

What was Peter sure of concerning his future? (1c) When will we share in the future glory? (Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 15:42-49) Though the life of an elder is a constant spiritual battle, what awaits those who persist in it to the end? (4)

To Young Men (5:5-6)

Why might the young find it hard to be submissive to the older generation? (5a) What do young unbelievers make those who are submissive to their elders? What good can come from this kind of relationship for both the young and older generations?

What does it mean to clothe ourselves with humility? (5b) Why? (5c) How is humility a spiritual meter? (6)

Final Greetings (5:7-14)

What advice does Peter give in verse 7? (Psalm 94:19; Luke 21:34; Philippians 4:6-7)

If being self-controlled enables us to be alert as verse 8 states, what does a lack of control lead to? (Titus 2:11-12) What does the devil do when he finds someone who lacks self-control? What do all true Christians have in common per verse 9?

What is the promised outcome of the suffering we received? (10) Why do we know our future glory us assured? (11)

What does it mean to stand fast in the true grace of God? (12)

What did Peter call Babylon and who was there with Peter? What did Greek culture consider a “kiss of love”? Considering all that is in this chapter, what might you need to change in your life?

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