On July 26, 2015 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based out of 1 Peter 4:12-19.  This message was part 8 in the “True Grace” sermon series.  Below are a set of questions related to the message for personal reflection and group discussion.



  1. Read 1 Peter 4:12-19
  2. Have you ever experienced any persecution for your faith in Christ?
  3. Why should Christians “not be surprised” when persecution comes their way according to this passage?
  4. What would it look like to rejoice while experiencing persecution?  What kind of a perspective would you have to have to be able to praise God in the midst of such a trial?
  5. How does the fate of those who do not know Christ motivate you to endure the temporary trials of life today?
  6. Have you “pre-decided” to follow Christ no matter what?  Why or why not?
  7. In what way is God the best “bank” in which to entrust our souls (4:19)?
  8. What is causing you to be anxious today?  How can you draw encouragement from entrusting your soul to your “Faithful Creator” today?
  9. What stood out to you most from today’s message?  Any applications you walk away with?


To access the entire “True Grace” study, click here.


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