God’s Grace Creates a Family

1 Peter 5:13–14


Heartache, brokenness, and death may mark our biological families, but they cannot touch our eternal family in glory. In this lab, Pastor John reminds us of the need to press into this family God has created.

Principle for Bible Reading

Turn Bible Study into Prayer

We all need to be reminded from time to time that the Bible is not a text to be merely dissected, analyzed, and mined for new insights. God dissects us through his Word: “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

From this lab, let God’s Word challenge you concerning God’s call to Christian intimacy with fellow believers.

Study Questions

  1. Do you feel like your Christian community is a family? Why or why not?
  2. What does the instruction on how to greet one another in 1 Peter 5:14 teach us about Christian community?
  3. How can you facilitate greater depths of intimacy with Christian community this week?