A vision for the church 1 peter

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A vision for the church 1 peter

  1. 1. A Vision for Church 1 Peter 2:4-12
  2. 2. 1 Peter 2:4-12 4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by human beings 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: "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." [b]
  3. 3. 1 Peter 2:4-12 7 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," [c] 8 and, "A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall." [d] They stumble because they disobey the message— which is also what they were destined for.
  4. 4. 1 Peter 2:4-12 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Living Godly Lives in a Pagan Society 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
  5. 5. 1. Community It takes a group to know an individual
  6. 6. C S Lewis – The Four Loves In each of my friends there is something that only some other friend can fully bring out. By myself I am not large enough to call the whole man into activity; I want other lights than my own to show all his facets. Now that Charles [a good friend to Lewis and Tolkien] is dead, I shall never again see Ronald’s [Tolkien] reaction to a specifically Charles joke. For from having more of Ronald, having him “to myself” now that Charles is away, I have less of Ronald… In this, Friendship exhibits a glorious “nearness by resemblance” to heaven itself where the very multitude of the blessed (which no man can number) increases the fruition which each of us has of God. For every soul, seeing Him in her own way, doubtless
  7. 7. 2. Tension Between the Church and the World
  8. 8. 3. Becoming the Church
  9. 9. 3. Becoming the Church a. Admit we have a cornerstone
  10. 10. 3. Becoming the Church a. Admit we have a cornerstone b. Make him our cornerstone
  11. 11. 3. Becoming the Church a. Admit we have a cornerstone b. Make him our cornerstone c. Line up with Him as our Cornerstone
  12. 12. Choices The ultimate choices that orders rightly all our other choices

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