1.What do Christians mean by ‘salvation’ (verse 5)?
How is it provided? What benefits does it offer?
What kind of understanding and response are essential to its full enjoyment?
2. How can Christians ‘greatly rejoice’ while they may ‘suffer grief in all kinds of trails’ (verses 6, 8)? What causes of joy does Peter enumerate in verse 3-9
3. What light is thrown in verses 10-12 on:
(a) the work of the prophets,
(b) the ministry of the Spirit, and
(c)the task of preachers of the gospel?
What is their common interest and concern? Is it yours?
Notes. Verse 2. ‘Sprinkling by his blood’