1 & 2 Peter Bible Study: Week 1 {Monday}

Good morning!

Welcome to the first day of our new study, if that is why you are here!

A few things to share before we start:

First of all, this Bible Study is for anyone to join in an enjoy – other people can see it exists, and they can see your posts, but please feel free to share if you wish.  If you would like to join in through a more private setting, you can join my Facebook group by following the link here: Spring Study.

Each day, I will begin by posting a SOAP (an explanation of SOAP can be found in the study materials) on the passage of the day. As far as possible, I will do this early in the morning, so that those of you who rise early to study can join in the discussion.

If you wish to share your SOAP, then please do so as a comment on the post…this keeps all discussion on the same Bible passage together and makes it easier for everyone to follow. You by no means have to share your SOAP, but I’d like to encourage you to join is as much as you feel able, it’s such a great encouragement to each other to be able to comment and share. We are all learning, we are all on a journey together and it’s great to share ideas 🙂

I will post links to other bits and pieces as we go: Love God Greatly blog posts are quite regular during the studies so I shall link to them here. I might post songs and verses as well. Please feel free to share things you think will encourage the other women in the group. It’s never to late to invite someone to join in either, so feel free to suggest this study to other people you think might benefit from it!

And last but not least, it’s my prayer that we all find what we need from this study, I pray we grow in the word, and deepen our relationship with the Lord and develop some new friendships along the way!

Week 1 – {Monday}

 

Today, take the time to look through the materials and have a look at the section on Goals and the Weekly Challenge. These sections you can complete by yourself.

Also, have a look at the first LGG post here.

 

week 1 mem verse

 

 

Read: 1 Peter 1:1-5
S – 1 Peter 1:3-4: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,

 
O – What a vibrant start to a Monday morning! These words are so full of positive messages and praises to God for the great things He has lavished on us. How blessed we are this morning that His mercy has been extended to us – look at the language: “mercy”, “new”, “birth”, ” living”, “hope” – words that are so full of life and grace. And what can we have this new birth and licing hope in? In what we gain from the death and resurrection of Jesus – He has paid the price and conquered death and because of this, our inheritance lasts forever – hallelujah!

 
A – It’s a good place to start a new study with words that are so inspiring, that remind us that whatever earthly trials we face, whatever burdens we are bearing, those things we brought into today with us, we have a future that is bright with hope. And there is nothing that can steal that from us. Whatever we face today – whether it is sickness, tiredness, loss, loneliness, frustration, despair, anxiety, depression…we have a future with the Lord that can never be spoiled by the troubles of this world. This doesn’t necessarily diminish the difficulties of the day, but it does serve to remind us that our time here is momentary and temporary. We can praise God today for the eternity He has written for us.

 
P – Lord, there are so many of us who are hurting, grieving, in places of difficulty, but you have set before us this promise of an inheritance that nothing can destroy or ruin, and today we are grateful for that. I pray for each participant here today that they will feel encouraged and blessed by the truth of these words from 1 Peter. Help us, Lord, to fix our minds on praising You today, for this great and lavish mercy. Amen.

Grace and Love
Helen x

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