“All to the Glory of God”

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1 Peter 4:1-11
Hope Small Group Questions 
1. Read the passage (Peter 4:1-11) together by going around and each person reading a verse. What sticks out to you from the passage? Can you identify “the two roads diverging” in this passage? (4:2) 
2. Look up 1 Peter 1-3 in the NLT. These verses don’t seem to be a good strategy to gain a following but what is Peter trying to communicate? What value does suffering bring into our lives, if any? Should we just avoid all hardship or embrace it? And why? 
3. In choosing the road less traveled and the narrow gate: we are choosing to bear our cross for Christ sake and his glory (1 Pet. 4:11). So what encouragement does Hebrews 12:1-13 give those who are following God’s will and “looking to Jesus” but find the road and the “struggle against sin” hard and wearisome? 
4. What are the purpose of spiritual gifts? Who are they for? Why does Peter stress the one who speaks should speak oracles of God not of himself and the one who serves  to serve out of the strength God supplies? 
5. Peter uses two main categories for spiritual gifts: speaking and serving. What other gifts are mentioned in the Bible and do we posses all the same spiritual gifts? 1 Cor. 12:29-31 and Romans 12:4-8.