What Did You Expect?

What is your hope in the midst of chaos? Peter says you can rest in the hands of God, because Jesus promises everything we need for eternal salvation.

Sermon Scripture and Outline

Sermon Scripture - 1 Peter 4:12-19

Expect Trials
  • Genesis 3:14-19
  • John 16:33
Why Trials
  • James 1:2-4
  • Romans 8:16-17
God’s Faithfulness
  • Psalm 62:1-2
  • Romans 8:31-32

Discussion Questions

  1. Which, if any, biblical character(s) do you relate to the most? Share why you identify with this character.
  2. How would you respond to someone that says a good God wouldn't send trials? Do you believe God sends trials to his people?
  3. Read Romans 8:16-17. What does Paul mean in these 2 verses?
  4. Read Pslam 62:1-2. How can we have the same peace and make the same proclamation as David does in this psalm?
  5. Share a time when God placed a trial in your life. How did you respond in that moment or season? Do you view the trial differently today?
  6. What is something the Lord has been teaching you this week?