I asked my homeroom last Thursday to simply share one thought at a time about what they had learned from our study of 1 Peter this fall. I asked them to scroll back through the blog post titles and pictures (which usually contain key verses) to help them remember. My students did a great job of recalling some really important biblical truths that they had learned and we had a good wrap-up discussion. If your homeroom is using the blog, I would encourage you to try this on our last day of school Monday before the break. For middle school, your class might even have some time in Life Skills to talk about how you have grown in Christ so far this school year through your study of the Bible.
Whether or not your homeroom does this, you can go back on your own over the break and read 1 Peter again. I would suggest sitting down in a quiet place with your Bible and simply reading the whole book at one time. It will probably take you about 20-30 minutes if you take time to think about the main ideas as you read.
Here are some review questions that might be helpful to keep in mind as you re- read 1 Peter:
1. What have you learned about your salvation and the concept of being “born again”? (1 Peter 1:3-5, 23; 3:21)
2. Why do we experience suffering in this life? How should we think about and respond to our trials? (1 Peter 1:6-9; 4:12-16)
3. What exactly did Jesus accomplish for us when He died on the cross? (1 Peter 1:18-19; 2:24-25; 3:18)
4. Why do we need to be constantly alert and “sober-minded” as Christians? What does that mean? (1 Peter 1:13; 4:7; 5:8)
5. As Christians, why is our pursuit of holiness and turning away from sin so important? (1 Peter 1: 14-16; 2:9-12; 4:1-2, 18)
6. How should our faith in Christ shape our relationships with other people? (1 Peter 2:12-18; 3:1-9)
7. Why do sheep (Christians) need shepherds (pastors and other church leaders)? (1 Peter 5:1-5; 12-14)
I hope you that all have an awesome Christmas vacation and enjoy extra time with your family, friends, and the Lord Jesus. We will be excited to come back in January and study the book of Ephesians in chapel and this blog. Blessings.