Thursday, November 27, 2008

I Peter 2:4 "Coming to Him"

Summary: We were created for relationship with God though His Son, Jesus Christ. We were created male and female in the image of God with the capacity to know Him. You will never find real joy, fulfillment, and meaning in life until you see Jesus Christ as He really is, “choice and precious in the sight of God.”



1. A. What should be the focus of every Christian’s life? Psalm 34:1-3



B. What is the basis of our focus in life? Psalm 34:8, I Peter 1:3, 1:23



C. What are the results of our focus in life? I Peter 2:1-4



2. A. Read I Peter 2:4. Who are we called to come to?



B. Who is the “Him” in I Peter 2:4, “coming to Him”? Genesis 6:9, 39:2, Exodus 3:4-6, Psalm 34:3, Isaiah 6:3-5, Jeremiah 23:5-6, Daniel 2:17-18, 6:19-22, John 8:56, I Corinthians 1:22-25, Colossians 1:15-18



3. In I Peter 2:4, we have our sermon title, “Coming to Him.” What does this mean? Hebrews 4:16, 7:19, 7:25, 10:1, 10:22



4. A. In I Peter 2:4, how is Jesus is described?



B. How have people in general responded to His coming? Luke 4:22, John 1:10-11, 7:40-46, 19:15, I Corinthians 1:23



C. What is our constant danger in the Christian church? II Corinthians 11:3-4, Galatians 1:6-9



5. A. We need to see Him as He really is, “choice and precious in the sight of God.” What does this mean? Exodus 20:3, Matthew 3:17



B. What kind of devotion does the scripture demand? How can this be, that is, when we see Jesus as he really is? Proverbs 4:23, Matthew 6:19-21, Luke 14:26, 16:13, Galatians 1:10, 2:20, Philippians 1:21, I Peter 2:1-5



6. What is God’s focus all throughout eternity? Romans 8:28-29, II Corinthians 3:18, 4:6, Ephesians 1:9-10, Colossians 1:28-2:3

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