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February 4, 2023 – Lesson 11 – 1 Peter 3:1-6 – Weekly Notes

1 Peter

1 Peter 3:1-6

“3 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, 6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.”

● (v. 1). Who is this section of scripture directed towards? (vs. 1-6) Who is it not directed toward specifically? Can others gain truth and understanding about God and draw applications for life through reading, studying, and applying this passage? On the back of this paper make a list of things that God values from this passage.

● Peter writes,“Wives, in the same way submit”. What is Peter referring to here? In what way?

● Who are wives to submit to? Who are they not to submit to then?

● (vs. 1-2). How might a believing wifel ead her unbelieving husband to the Lord? Does this have application for other relationships and others in general?

● (vs. 3-4). Where should a wife’s beauty come from? Describe that beauty. Where should it not come from? Why do you think God values this?

● (v. 6). What might a wife be fearful of? What is Peter referring to here when he says, “do what is right and do not give way to fear.”

● How are submission and obedience the same? How are they different?

● What is something from our passage you are challenged to ponder further this week?



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