1.Verses 7-11. In what practical activities ought all Christians to engage? Make a brief list of them from this passage. In what way do they all start? At what end should they all aim? What is my gift (verse 10), and am I properly exercising it in ministry?
- Verses 12-19. What kind of suffering should the Christian: (a) avoid, and (b) rejoice in? How should the latter kind of suffering be faced, and what good can be expected to come as a result of enduring it?
Note. Verse 14b: i.e., because God will specially manifest his presence to you and whish you. Cf. Exod. 40:34.