From Old Ways to New Ways

Series: At the Movies | Week 2: A Rich Life

Read 1 Peter 1:13-15 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.


  1. What are we told to prepare for?
  2. How should we live?
  3. How does Peter describe God?


Peter instructs believers to be like God as His children. God is holy, which means He's set apart from sin. He’s perfectly moral, good, and just, so He sets the standard for morality. His new ways for believers to follow aren’t requirements for salvation; rather, holiness is a response of gratitude, and it’s a lifelong process that God works in His believers through the power of the Holy Spirit living inside them.

When we begin chasing after God’s ways, inevitably we’ll be tempted to turn back to our old ways. Remembering God’s character and promises will be vital when these times come to keep our eyes fixed on Him. Peter encourages us to put our hope in Jesus’ return, which is when He’ll make everything new and right. In the meantime, Jesus invites us to be more like Him as we grow in our walks of faith.

Whose ways do you find easier to follow, God’s or the world’s? Who do you have in your life who imitates Christ well? If you find yourself chasing after your old ways, what step can you take this week to turn to God’s new ways?


Pray through these questions, and write down what God is prompting you to do next. Share with a friend, and take a step to apply it.


During At the Movies, each week we’ll focus on remembering what we read. If you’re new to memorizing Scripture, start by looking at one section of one verse to remember this week.

Read John 10:10 again to remember. If you want to begin by memorizing just part of it, start with this phrase:

“My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”

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