Review / Introduction:
Your walk with Christ determines your witness for Christ!
Matthew 5:16 - In the same way, let your light shine before others so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
1 Peter 3:15 - but in your hearts, regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.
Proverbs 28:1 - ...the righteous are bold as a lion.
Three Things You Need to Know to Be a Bold Witness (1 Peter 2:11-12):
- Know what you are: Alien. (1 Peter 2:11a)
- Know what to fight: Your Sin. (1 Peter 2:11b)
- Know how to act: Honorable. (1 Peter 2:12)
Philippians 3:20 - But our citizenship is in heaven...
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 1 Peter 2:11-12
What is the connection between your walk with Christ and your witness for Christ? Why?
How do passions wage war on your soul? Even though a believer cannot lose their salvation, how is sin still harmful to the soul?
How would you instruct someone wanting to fight their "besetting" sin?
How, specifically / personally, do you need to "put distance" between you and your sin? Pray for each other to apply wisdom in this war on sin.