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?
2. 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 with you. Cf. Exod. 40:34.