Community Group Study Guide 5.17.15

ICE BREAKER

Share a time where you really enjoyed something you were taught? What would you say is your learning style? 
(Ex. Are you more hands on, an audible learner, a visual learner, etc.)

PASSAGE DISCUSSION 

Read 2 Peter 1:12-21

UNDERSTAND THE WORD

Why does Peter feel it’s necessary to remind believers of “these qualities” even though they know them already?  (v.12-15)

What event does Peter bring up in v. 16-18?  Why does he mention it here?

What does Peter mean, “And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed..”? (v. 19) 

How does Peter describe Scripture according to v.19-21?

APPLY THE WORD (select 1 question beforehand to use in guy/girl time)

Why is it significant that we have recorded eyewitness accounts to the resurrection of Jesus?

Why does our memory need to be refreshed about Biblical truths? What should our attitude be when we are reminded?

Why are the Scriptures the measure of truth over experiences and even testimonies?  

In light of how Peter describes the Word, how might we give it better attention?

MEN AND WOMEN TIME
(We normally will split into groups of men and women for more in depth sharing and prayer at the end. Use one of the questions from the application section selected beforehand.)