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Introduction

1 Peter 2:9 NKJV
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
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Introduction

[Hook: Charlie Wilson] Hey girl, how you doin' My name is Charlie, last name Wilson
[Jay-Z] Allow me to re-introduce myself My name is Hov', OH, H-to-the-O-V
Definition of Introduction
the action of introducing something: 2.a formal presentation of one person to another, in which each is told the other's name:
Who you are, what you are going say, where you stand, it grabs attentions and makes a statement.
Allow Me to Re-introduce Myself
Pastor Thank you for the intro but allow me to re-introduce myself
Yes i am the Grandson of Deacon Allen and Eddie Mae Twymon but allow me to reintroduce myself.
Born to Alphonza and Delois Estell, but allow me to reintroduce myself
Husband to Akili, Father to TJ and Trent, but allow me to Re-introduce myself.
You think you know me but allow me to re-introduce myself. Tyler i remember when you use to go here
Allow me to Re-introduce myself
You say this , or did that, or acted this kind of way allow me to re-introduce myself
It may be someone here today who people wont let your history be HIS Story.
Church folks wont let the past be the past,
She used to do that, He acted this way.
Church folks biggest criticizers/judgemental.
Lamentations 3:22–23 NKJV
22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
Let me call the roll
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Saul persecutor of Christians Let me reintroduce myself i am Paul who is souled out for Christ. One of greatest preacher to write and live
JOB im going to take you through something, Its going to come to a point where you may question me but don’t stop believing in me. The you can re introduce yourself because latter part of his life was blessed more than the former part.
Peter fishermen by trade/job. Jesus ill make you a fisher of men/heart change/Allow me to reintroduce myself and preached his 1st sermon on the day of Pentecost.
Allow Me to Re-introduce myself
1 Peter 2:9 NKJV
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
Peter
The Message of 1 Peter 1. The Building of the Temple in Christ

In the first chapter Peter showed the wonder of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. Now he wants to show the status that Christians have as the true people of God, so that he may encourage us to live before the world with that awareness.

He intends to emphasize the humility and submission to which Christians are called. That humility, however, is not slavish subjection to others. Rather, it is modelled on the humility of the Lord

I. Chosen Generation

But you are a Chosen Generation
But provides compare and contrast to the previous verse in verse 8.
You- Pronoun which replaces a noun, in the 2nd person meaning someone is being addressed, nominative case that normally refers to the subject of a verb or noun following a form of the verb to be or to become that renames the subject, plural form
Are -present plural
Holman New Testament Commentary: I & II Peter, I, II & III John, Jude B. Beginning to Grow up Together (vv. 4–10)

chosen people emphasizes God’s loving initiative in bringing people to himself and allowing us to be a part of his church

Exodus 19:5–6 NKJV
5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
The Letters of James and Peter 4. The Function of the Church

Christians are a chosen people. Here, we are back to the covenant idea. Exodus 19:5–6 is from the passage which describes how God entered into his covenant with Israel. In the covenant, he offered a special relationship with himself to Israel, but it depended on the people of Israel accepting the conditions of the covenant and keeping the law. That relationship would hold only ‘if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant’ (Exodus 19:5).

From this, we learn that Christians are chosen for three things. (a) They are chosen for privilege. In Jesus Christ, a new and intimate fellowship with God is offered to them. God has become their friend, and they have become God’s friends. (b) They are chosen for obedience. Privilege brings with it responsibility. Christians are chosen in order that they may become the obedient children of God. They are chosen not to do as they like but to do as God likes. (c) They are chosen for service. Their honour is that they are the servants of God. Their privilege is that they will be used for the purposes of God. But they can be so used only when they bring to God the obedience he desires. Chosen for privilege, chosen for obedience, chosen for service—these three great facts go hand in hand

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This title of honor, which God gave to his ancient people through Moses, the apostle Peter now applies to the Gentiles, and rightly so, because they have believed in Christ who was the true cornerstone of Israel’s faith. The Gentiles are therefore a chosen race, in contradistinction to those who have been rejected because they themselves rejected the living stone. They are a royal priesthood because they are joined to the body of him who is both the king and the true high priest. As their king, Christ grants them a share in his kingdom, and as their priest he purifies them with the sacrifice of his own blood. ON 1 PETER.

1 Peter 2:9 NKJV
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
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Allow Me-Reintroduce Myself
The Letters of James and Peter 3. The Glory of the Church
3. THE GLORY OF THE CHURCH
In verse 9, we read of the things to which Christians are witnesses.
(1) God has called Christians out of darkness into his glorious light. Christians are called out of darkness into light. When we come to know Jesus Christ, we come to know God. We no longer need to guess and to feel our way. ‘Whoever has seen me’, said Jesus, ‘has seen the Father’ (). In Jesus is the light of the knowledge of God. When we come to know Jesus, we come to know goodness. In Christ, we have a standard by which all actions and motives may be tested. When we come to know Jesus Christ, we come to know the way. Life is no longer a trackless road without a star to guide. In Christ, the way becomes clear. When we come to know Jesus Christ, we come to know power. It would be little use to know God without the power to serve him. It would be little use to know goodness and yet be helpless to attain it. It would be little use to see the right way and be quite unable to take it. In Jesus Christ, there is both the vision and the power.
(2) God has made those who were not a people into the people of God. Here, Peter is quoting from , , , ). This means that Christians are called out of insignificance into significance. It continually happens in this world that greatness lies not in the self but in what an individual has been given to do. The greatness for Christians lies in the fact that God has chosen them to be his people and to do his work in the world. Christians can never be ordinary, for they are people of God.
Isaiah 9:2 NKJV
2 The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined.
Isaiah 42:16 NKJV
16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, And not forsake them.
Acts 26:18 NKJV
18 to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’
Acts 20:28 NKJV
28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
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The Letters of James and Peter 3. The Glory of the Church

3. THE GLORY OF THE CHURCH

In verse 9, we read of the things to which Christians are witnesses.

(1) God has called Christians out of darkness into his glorious light. Christians are called out of darkness into light. When we come to know Jesus Christ, we come to know God. We no longer need to guess and to feel our way. ‘Whoever has seen me’, said Jesus, ‘has seen the Father’ (John 14:9). In Jesus is the light of the knowledge of God. When we come to know Jesus, we come to know goodness. In Christ, we have a standard by which all actions and motives may be tested. When we come to know Jesus Christ, we come to know the way. Life is no longer a trackless road without a star to guide. In Christ, the way becomes clear. When we come to know Jesus Christ, we come to know power. It would be little use to know God without the power to serve him. It would be little use to know goodness and yet be helpless to attain it. It would be little use to see the right way and be quite unable to take it. In Jesus Christ, there is both the vision and the power.

(2) God has made those who were not a people into the people of God. Here, Peter is quoting from Hosea 1:6, 1:9–10, 2:1, 2:23). This means that Christians are called out of insignificance into significance. It continually happens in this world that greatness lies not in the self but in what an individual has been given to do. The greatness for Christians lies in the fact that God has chosen them to be his people and to do his work in the world. Christians can never be ordinary, for they are people of God.

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