August 12 ,2018
1. How can one know that he or she is “chosen of God, holy and beloved” as stated in verse 12?
2. What does it mean to be “forgiving each other … just as the Lord forgave you”? How did Jesus forgive us? What does this mean for a Christian who says he or she could never forgive someone for a particular grievance? See chapter 2, verses 13-15. Also see I Peter 2:21-25; I John 1:9; and I John 2:2.
3. What does verse 16 say to you about the use of music in public worship? How is worship music more than entertainment?
4. How wide spread is the admonition found in verse 17 (think of the word “whatever”)? Why does the Lord seek our thanks? What keeps us from giving thanks?