The Orchard Church

Jesus or the Church?

Discussion Questions

  • Read 1 Peter 2:4-10.
  • How would you explain to a new Christian the place and purpose of the church in God's plan?
  • What do the following images or word-pictures tell you about the church: temple, priesthood, chosen race, holy nation, people for God's own possession?
  • How has Peter's description of the church here changed your view of your church?
  • What are you going to think about the next time you walk through the doors of your church building to meet together?

If you have time... 

  • What do you think is the most offensive about Jesus today? Have you experienced Christ being offensive? How does this passage help you as you consider the way those around you respond to your faith?
  • In what part of your life do you most need to cling to the truth that God is in sovereign control, knows what he is doing and will bring you to glory?