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Hope In a Hopeless World (Part 5) Whose We Are 1 Peter 2:1-8

Summary: Whose we are.


Scripture: 1 Peter 2:1-8

1 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 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.

God reminds us that we are...

  1. No longer adherents to this world (1)
  2. Nourished by the Word of God (2-3)
  3. Alive in Him (4)
  4. A vital part of the Body (5)
  5. Built on Him (6)
  6. Not like the lost (7-8)

What The Gospel IS NOT:

  1. It is NOT going to church
  2. It is NOT reading the Bible
  3. It is NOT doing good things
  4. It is NOT believing in God

What The Gospel IS:

  1. Recognize we are sinners (Ro. 3:23)
  2. Know that our sin separates us from God (Is. 59:2)
  3. Realize we owe a debt for that sin (Ro. 6:23)
  4. Accept that this makes us an enemy of God (James 4:4; Ro. 5:10)
  5. Understand that Jesus paid that debt on the Cross (Colossians 2:14)
  6. Confess and believe (Ro. 10:9-10)