This study guide is a part of our sermon series ‘Sojourners: Faith in Exile’ in 1 Peter. If you haven’t already watched the sermon on this passage, you can do so on our sermons archive page. We hope this document is helpful in getting to know the Lord Jesus better as well as what he has spoken to us in the scriptures. You can also click the button below to download the study guide as a PDF.



  • Read Luke 12:35-40 and 1 Thess. 5:2-8. How do these two passages flesh out what it means to have minds prepared for action and to be sober-minded? (1 Pet. 1:13)

  • Identify one thing which prepares your mind and one which dulls your mind. How are you going to do the thing which prepares your mind and put to death the thing which dulls your mind?


  • Define holiness (hint: the word ‘profane’ is its opposite).

  • In what ways are you different from the unsaved and your former self?

  • How is Jesus our example in holiness?


  • What is the nature of our relationship with God in 1 Pet. 1:14, 17)?

  • In what ways was your earthly father a reflection of our Heavenly Father, in what ways not?

  • Read Matt. 6:9-15, what is the condition of our forgiveness? Do you have unforgiveness towards others in your life?


  • Peter reminds his readers they have been bought at great price. In what ways have you taken your salvation for granted?

  • Read Eph. 4:17-20. The word futile/empty (1 Pet. 1:18), defines so much of what the world does: do you have empty things in your life? Desires, possessions, ambitions…


  • Read 1 Pet. 1:19. What were you bought with?

  • According to 1 Cor. 6:19-20, who do you belong to? According to Paul, what should we do as a result?

  • In which areas of your life have you surrendered to belonging to Jesus and in which areas do you still instinctively rebel against him?


  • What causes us to be born again? (1 Pet. 1:23)

  • Often a particular Scripture is part of our salvation. Do you remember a specific verse that nudged you towards trusting the Lord Jesus?

  • Who is the word? (cf. John 1:1, 14)

  • Name two characteristics of Jesus. (1 Pet. 1:23)


  • Read 1 Pet. 2:1-2. What are we to put aside, what are we to crave?

  • How have you matured in your faith in the last 6 months?

  • According to Col. 1:28, what is the key to a mature faith and what two areas does 2 Pet. 3:18 tells us to grow in?

  • Having tasted the goodness of God is a good test of whether you are a Christian (1 Pet. 2:3). Read 2 Cor. 3:5 – we should test ourselves!


  • Timothy Berry

    Tim and Renske met and were married in Toulouse, France. They have three wonderful children: Matthijs, Anouk, and Jaana. Before planting City Church Wolverhampton, they served at Mendham Hills Community Church in Chester, NJ as the Pastor of Worship Arts. Tim is ordained by the Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA).