Creative Ideas ~ For every age!
Take a trip to the zoo!
As you visit the different animals, make a point to see the lions. Then, as a family, discuss why Peter uses this “king of beasts” as a picture of our spiritual enemy. Does the exhibit have any information about the lion’s hunting habits? Read those together, and compare them with how Satan stalks and captures his “prey.” What are some practical ways that you can help each other resist him more effectively?
Take a picture of your adventure at the zoo! Maybe you can even capture a shot with a lion in the background! Then share it on Instagram using the hashtag #1PeterSS.
Disciples - Adult
Build up an “arsenal” to resist the enemy!
Remember how Jesus responded when Satan tempted Him in the wilderness? He fought back with the Word of God—and the devil had to back down! The sword of the Spirit is a weapon our enemy simply cannot withstand, and we have the same weapon available for us to use every day!
We learn from 1 Peter 5 that, as long as we are walking after righteousness, we can expect opposition from the enemy. We need to be prepared to resist him and stand firm in our faith! An arsenal is a storehouse of weapons. Make your own—either in a notebook or just in your head—and stock it with Bible verses that you can use to resist Satan’s temptations and attacks.
Did you find a verse that was particularly powerful in combating Satan’s schemes? Share about it on Facebook with others who are studying 1 Peter! Simply use the hashtag #1PeterSS.
Investigators - Middle School
Investigate different names for Satan!
In 1 Peter 5, we learned that the devil is like a prowling lion. Do a little extra Bible study and see what other animals our enemy is compared with. Feel free to use a Bible dictionary or an online resource to aid your search. What do each of these different animals teach you about the kind of spiritual enemy we face?
We’d love to hear insights you learned from your study! Share them on twitter them using the hashtag #1PeterSS.
Inspectors - Elementary
Read Genesis 4:7!
Start by reading Genesis 4:7, then flip your Bible to 1 Peter 5:8-9. Compare what you read in Genesis with how Peter describes our enemy and his tactics. Which qualities does Peter tell us to have that will help us “rule over” sin?
Share your thoughts with others who are studying 1 Peter! Simply tweet them using the hashtag #1PeterSS.
Explorers - Kindergarten
Color a picture of a prowling lion!
Draw the picture yourself, or have a parent print one out for you. Then make it come to life with markers, crayons, colored pencils, or even paint! Why do you think Peter compares the devil with a lion in 1 Peter 5? Talk about this with your mom or dad.
Once your picture is finished, have your mom or dad take a picture of it and post it on Instagram using the hashtag #1PeterSS!