Introduction, Worship, Communion, Scripture Reading, Message
- What stands out most to you from this text, and why?
- Why is holiness the hallmark of real conversion?
- I Peter 1:24-25 is quoted from Isaiah. Why do you think Peter used it here?
- Peter uses 4 different word pictures in chapter 2. Give a summary of each;
- Babes – (1-3)
- Buildings – (4-8)
- Belonging – (9-10)
- Battle – (11-12)
- What is one area where you need to coordinate with God in becoming different?
Preschool and Elementary
Elementary Lesson with Kelly and Linley:
- Take a piece of paper and draw an open cross, not a stick cross (have a parent help you). On the left side of the cross draw or write something that represents sin. On the right side draw or write something that is holy/perfect. Down the center of your cross write Jesus. Jesus is down the middle to show that God is separated from sin and the cross opened the way for us to approach a holy God.
- Molded to Be Holy Object Lesson-You need tin foil and a Bible
- Take a piece of aluminum foil big enough to cover your face. Place the foil on your face and create a mold by pressing the foil to your face.
- Examine the mold you made. You made an impression of your face, but the foil isn’t really you, is it? It looks a little like you, but it’s not you. It’s just an impression of who you are.
- Now give your foil impression to someone else. Have them now mold the foil impression to their face and then give it back to you. What changed about your foil?
- Read 1 Peter 1:15-16
- What’s one thing that would change in your life if you were holy like God is holy? Even though the foil was in the shape of your face, now it bears the resemblance of someone else. That’s something like what it means to be holy. We all look like ourselves, but we bear a resemblance to God. Holiness is God’s impression on us. We still look like ourselves, but God wants us to look like him in the ways we live and think.
- Have some fun and play charades as a family: have an parent write down the following each on a separate piece of paper. 1st person draws a paper and tries to act out what is on that, no sounds. Everyone else tries to guess what you are doing or trying to be. Let everyone take turns be the actor. Cat, monkey, eating cereal, picking an apple and eating it, brushing your teeth, riding a bike, playing baseball, flying a kite, eating ice cream, swimming, climbing a tree, and others you can think of.
Middle and High School
Middle and High School Lesson with Kelly:
- Share a time when you messed up and did something wrong. Also share the consequences of your actions.
- In your own words, what does it mean to be holy?
- Do you think it is really possible to be holy? Why or why not?
- Is it difficult for you to live a holy a life? Why or why not?
- What do you think it means to rely on God’s help to be holy?
Look up these verses- they talk about us imitating Christ and God’s holiness
- 1 Corinthians 11:1
- Ephesians 5:1-2
- John 13:34
- Ephesians 4:32
- John 13:15
- Matthew 5:48
- Isaiah 43:15
- 1 Samuel 2:2
- Exodus 15:11
- Leviticus 19:2
Play Charades with your family
LIST OF CHARADES WORDS
- Dancing a ballet
- Washing an elephant
- Rock climbing
- Playing soccer
- Flying a kite
- Going bowling
- Building a campfire
- Sewing on a button
- Ironing a shirt
- Making a pizza
- Having a food fight
- Paddling in a canoe
- Riding a motorcycle
- Flipping pancakes
- Hailing a taxi
- Mowing a lawn
- Raking leaves