"We thrive when we put aside our own desires and relate to others like Jesus: using our power to serve, not take advantage."

Following Jesus: The Book of 1 Peter
Relating Like Jesus
1 Peter 3:1-7

Peter wants us to live like Jesus—to be so free that we can love and serve others in any circumstance.  Now he extends that principle into the realm of relationships by focusing in on the closest human relationship: marriage.  We find in these commands to husbands and wives something freeing and empowering, not just for married couples but for all people.  We are all called to trust in God as we give ourselves fully to others. 

Application Questions

1. Think of ways you try to influence the people around you.  Do you ever find yourself manipulating others?  Do you ever find yourself leveraging the weakness of others? Why do you think that is? 
2. What is it about the gospel that frees you from manipulating others and leveraging others?  What is it about the gospel that leads you to use your power to serve others without fear?    
3. What are some ways you can repent of your manipulation and leveraging and replace it with serving and trust in God? 

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Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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