Living Stones and a Chosen People
1 Peter 2：１－１０
Ｐｒｏｐ： Ｗｅ ｍｕｓｔ ｂｅ ｓｕｂｍｉｔｔｅｄ ｔｏ Ｇｏｄ.
I. Our Heavenly Privileges (2:1–10)
A. Children in God’s family (vv. 1–3)
l New believers need basic principles to live by.
l One of the evidences of spiritual life is a hunger for spiritual food, the Word of God.
l We should have a desire for God’s Word.
l Matt. 4:4; 1 John 2:12–14).
l Once saved we want to put away the old sins of the flesh.
B. Stones in God’s temple (vv. 4–8).
l Peter never claimed to be “the rock” (Matt. 16:18);
l He states clearly that Christ is the Stone (v. 4).
l Christ was rejected of men, but chosen of God.
l Believers are living stones built on the Living Stone (1:3), comprising a spiritual temple for God’s glory (Eph. 2:19–22).
l Christ, the Stone, is rejected of men; but whoever believes on Him will not be ashamed.
C. Citizens in the new nation (vv. 9–10).
· The church are the people of God,”
· His holy nation, His “Israel” (see Ex. 19:6; Gal. 6:16).
· Since Christ is our King-Priest, we are a royal priesthood. “Peculiar” (v. 9) means “for one’s own possession” (Eph. 1:14).