Topics for 07/14

Please read through the passage and be prepared to discuss at least one of the topics.

Passage 1 Peter 1:1-2

1) What other Scripture passage comes to mind when you think of the term "elect exiles?" 

2) What inferences can we safely make from the fact that this letter was written to the churches of several regions?

3)  Based on the purpose chain "according to the foreknowledge...with his blood" write a one sentence personal mission statement which could be used as a decision making rubric for your spiritual life. (i.e. "Because I believe in the sovereingty of God I will attempt to..."  or "Making obedience to Jesus the primary focus of my life I will seek to be sanctified...")