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1 Peter 2:4-8. The Living Stone and a Chosen People

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Psalms 110 Demonstrate Christ-centered love, obedience, respect in all your life roles The Super-Hero Col 3:18 – 4:1 Stewardship 1 PETER 2:4-8 (NIV) The Living Stone and a Chosen People As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says: 4 “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, 7 “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 8 and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for. 1 PETER 2:4-8 (NIV) The Living Stone and a Chosen People As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house[a] to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says: 4 “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic. ~ Isaiah 28:16 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? ~ Matt 21:42 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” ~ 1 Peter 2:6 1 PETER 2:4-8 (NIV) The Living Stone and a Chosen People As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house[a] to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says: 4 Prayers from the heart Praise A Holy Life 1 PETER 2:4-8 (NIV) “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” “Now to you who believe, this stone is precious… ~1 Peter 2:7 Is Jesus your “Precious”? OUTLINE – 1 PETER 2:4-8 I. Jesus is the cornerstone, we are living stones aligned to that cornerstone A. Cornerstone being the foundation upon which the entire building is aligned B. We are living stones, chosen and precious to God C. We are hammered, hewn, polished to build his church II. We are a holy priesthood A. Rather than physical sacrifices we make spiritual sacrifices B. However, we have no rights, privileges or rights without Jesus C. Spiritual sacrifices we should make i. Prayers from the heart ii. Praise iii. A Holy ife III. Is Jesus your “Precious” A. If your precious is placed in the wrong place the outcome can be disastrous B. Charles Spurgeon’s life and ministry started with 1 Peter 2:7 and preciousness of Jesus in his life C. Have you considered why Jesus is precious in your life D. How are you building that into the life of those you love? DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. Are you a living stone aligned and squared to Jesus as your cornerstone? What ways or areas are still struggling to fit into his church? 2. Do you believe or feel there are ways that Jesus is hammering, polishing or hewning you to fit as the precious and chosen living stone in his church? 3. Have you ever considered yourself a priest – is it hard for you to see yourself that way? Why or why not? 4. Which of the spiritual sacrifices are easiest or hardest for you to make and why? 5. Do you struggle to have Jesus as your “Precious” 6. How are you ensuring others especially your loved ones realize how “Precious” Jesus is?
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