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March 4, 2014

"Please Let Your Feminine Side Show" (no audio this week, technical difficulties)

Series: Everyday Church in Relentless Pursuit Passage: 1 Peter 3:1–3:6


1. We attract by staying quiet and suffering well (1 Peter 3:1; 2:21-25; 1:6-7; ). Grumbling is bad for you. Complaining is bad for YOU.

2. We attract by humble submission (1 Peter 3:1; 2:18; 5:5-7).

3. We attract by purity, reverence, inner beauty and quietness (1 Peter 3:1-5).

4. We attract, by the fear of God, His providentialcare, not the fear of man (1 Peter 3:6). God must be big, man must be little.


Life/Community Group discussion guide

1. What is desperation? How have you been desperate? Does the Christian community need to be desperate?

2. Why is quietness so attractive? What are some keys to being a good listener?

3. Why is humility so attractive? What is humility?

4. How do we develop inner beauty?

5. Why do you think Peter speaks to the submission issue so much in talking to the church? Why would it be important for the ones receiving the message of Jesus (1 Peter 2:9) to perceive
that the Christians were submissive people?

6. Why are all the “yehbuts” (yes, however) out there? Are any of them reasonable? What about Jesus? Was His crucifixion illegal, unjust? Is there a balance?

Yehbut, President Obama isn’t our king or emperor, constitutionally speaking he serves us, so we don’t have to honor him.

Yehbut, President Obama is doing illegal things so we don’t have to honor or obey him.

Yehbut, we have laws that govern the workplace so we can take legal action against our supervisors and companies.

“Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose femininity, which is one of our greatest charms? We get more accomplished by being charming than we would be flaunting around in pants and smoking. I’m very fond of men. I think they are
wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…” Tasha Tudor


“It is a naive sort of feminism that insists that women prove their ability to do all the things that men do. This is a distortion and a travesty. Men have never sought to prove that they can do all the things women do. Why subject women to purely masculine criteria? Women can and ought to be judged by the criteria of femininity, for it is in their femininity that t

hey participate in the human race. And femininity has its limitations. So has masculinity. That is what we’ve been talking about. To do this is not to do that. To be this is not to be that. To
be a woman is not to be a man. To be married is not to be single - which may mean not to have a career. To marry this man is not to marry all the others. A choice is a limitation.” Elisabeth Elliot