Jesus in the Writings of Peter – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: Peter’s clear message is that Jesus is the Messiah, the Redeemer of His people, resurrected from the deasd, and soon to be revealed again in glory.

Lesson 8, May 20, 2017

1. Have a volunteer read I Peter 2:21-25.

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a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What factors or events led to Peter’s conversion with Jesus as the center of his teaching and hope?
c. Personal Application : How hard is it not to react to threats and derogatory and hateful remarks? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “I thought Jesus suffered and died for my sins so that I wouldn’t have to receive the punishment for them. So why does this seem to say we should have to suffer like He did? Am I to still suffer for my sins even though Christ already did?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read I Peter 1:3,4.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. Why is it important to believe Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead?
c. Personal Application : Why is the promise of our resurrection so critical to our faith and everything we hope for? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “Why does this say that the inheritance is reserved in heaven for us? I thought we received our eternal life when we accepted Christ. Jesus said that if we have the Son, we have life. Is there a different inheritance?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read I Peter 1:2.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How does the Holy Spirit sanctify us? How is it different from the Word sanctifying us?
c. Personal Application: Do you know for sure that God had foreknowledge of you and your choice to accept and follow Him? Do you consider yourself one of God’s elect? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “I thought the idea of a blood sacrifice was symbolic. Jesus doesn’t have to shed or offer His blood because that would make God a tyrant who needs His pound of flesh. God is love and would never desire Christ’s blood as an atonement. It was Jesus’ life that saves us. His death was by the Romans and served no good purpose in appeasing God.” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read I Peter 1:18,19.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. Why does Peter speak out against the traditions people received from their parents, grandparents, and ancestors?
c. Personal Application : How often do we contemplate the sufferings and ordeal that Jesus went through in order to redeem us? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.”Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

Amen!(6)

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