Overflowing Hope

I PETER 3:13-17

  1. Hope motivates you to be zealous to do good (v.13-14).
    • How bad is your suffering when you are living with hope? (Hebrews 12:2)
    • How are we being blessed by suffering that has come from doing good?
    • How is your hope protecting your heart from fear?
  2. Hope sanctifies Christ as Lord in our hearts (v.15a).
    • How does hope motivate us to honor our holy Lord? (Colossians 1:5)
    • How well are you sanctifying Jesus as Lord in your life?
    • How can others tell that you are sanctifying Jesus as Lord in your life?
  3. Hope is always ready to give others a reason to have hope (v.15b).
    • Why is it so important for us to prepare to better share our hope with others?
    • Why is it important to gently share with those who ask?
    • How are you preparing to gently share the reason for your hope?
  4. Hope motivates us to have a clear conscience (v.16-17).
    • What happens to your hope when you don’t have a clear conscience?
    • How is your hope helping you keep your conscience clean?
    • How does it feel to not have to fear any suffering for doing evil?

Call to Action: To develop an overflowing hope that sanctifies Christ.


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