• Turner Christian Church

April 12: Easter in Exile

Find the full sermon notes PDF here.

1. Getting Started:

  • What did you find most interesting about the sermon this week? The most helpful, eye-opening, or troubling?

  • How do you normally celebrate Easter? What is your favorite part?

  • How did you celebrate Easter this year? How was it different?

2. Into the Bible:

Read 1 Peter 1:1-25

  • What does Peter call his audience in v. 1? (Hint, he mentions it again in v. 17). Why does he use that term?

  • What us the source of their joy in v. 3-9?

  • What does Peter want them to do in response to the resurrection, according to v. 13-16?

  • What is the goal of our purification, according to v. 22-25?

3. Going Deeper

  • What does it mean to live as exiles in the world? How does that change our expectations of how our lives should go, or how the world should treat us?

  • How have you felt exiled over the past few weeks? How does Easter provide comfort in those situations?

  • What does it look like to bring the good news of the resurrection to the people in your life? What can you say or do to proclaim the Easter message?

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