October 17, 2021 - The Call to Holiness

1 Peter 1:13-21

Life Group Questions

1. If you were not able to hear this week’s sermon, consider going to the church website and listening to it. What are some main ideas that you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did the sermon cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?

2. If you attended the family retreat at TVR this year, share some of your experience. What were some things you learned? Did God challenge you? If so, how?

3. Define the idea of holiness. What are some common misunderstandings about holiness? What are some things in the Bible that are regarded as holy? Why does the Bible refer to God’s people as holy (cf. Ephesians 1:1; Romans 1:7)?

4. What does it mean that God is holy? Consider the following passages and comment on the holiness of God: 1 Samuel 2:2; Isaiah 6:1-3; 57:15; Revelation 4:8. How does God’s holiness set Him apart from all other things?

5. Read 1 Peter 1:13-21 and list at least 3 observations from the text. What does the word “therefore” in 1 Peter 1:13 point to in the previous section? Why is it just and proper for Peter to encourage us to be obedient children?

6. Explain the meaning of God calling us to holiness? Explain how our election is related to holiness and blamelessness (cf. Ephesians 1:3-4). How should the idea that we are “chosen ones, holy and beloved” impact our lives (cf. Colossians 3:12-13)? What impresses you about 2 Timothy 1:8-9?

7. Why does God expect us to be holy (cf. Leviticus 19:1)? How does 1 Corinthians 6:15-20 challenge you to be holy? Are there any areas of holiness in which you need to focus and grow? Explain.

8. What are some ways in which we can offer ourselves as living sacrifices to God (cf. Romans 12:1-2)? Read Ephesians 4:17-24. What part of this passage challenges you the most? Why is it important for us to put off the old self? What are some characteristics of the new self?

9. Read Psalm 139:23-24 and use it as a prayer to God. Has God shown you anything you need to change in your life? Are you willing to obey God?

by Terry Beatty
/  Lead Teacher and Ministry Vision

Macedonia Baptist Church
10481 NC 42 West, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540
(919) 567-3460


Macedonia Baptist Church
10481 NC 42 West, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540
(919) 567-3460


Macedonia Baptist Church   /   10481 NC 42 West, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540   /   (919) 567-3460