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Living Stones and a Chosen People

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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).

What a privilege it is to be a child of God and have citizenship in heaven (Phil. 3:10).

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