Palms Baptist Church
My Cornerstone
October 25, 2020

My Cornerstone

October 25, 2020

 

1 Peter 2:1-10

This passage is about who and whose you are. It’s about your spiritual identity.

1 Peter 2:6, Peter is citing: Isaiah 28:16

1 Peter 2:7, citing Psalm 118:22. Jesus is a stumbling stone, a rock of offense.

1 Peter 2:9, citing Exodus 19.

1. I am . = Called out of darkness.

1 Peter 2:9, called out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:7-8, How can the world hate a perfect man?

1 Peter 2:8, The world rejects his teaching, his person, his Word, his salvation, his value.

I am who Christ says I am.

I am not who = the world says I am.

= my enemies say I am.

= my culture says I am.

= my friends say I am.

= my job and titles say I am.

= my abusers say I am.

2. I am a

1 Peter 2:9

Exodus 19:6

Jesus restored his people to Yahweh’s original plan to be a priesthood.

 

What does it mean to be a priest? It means we have access to the holy place.

  • Priest offer incense.
  • Priest reads and interprets Scriptures.
  • Priest offer sacrifices to God.
  • Priest enters the Holy place.

3. I am a

  • 1 Peter 2:10
  • 1 Peter 2:5, we are stones God gave life to and is building us together into a spiritual house.
  • The danger for the church is individualism. That we do not identify with the people of God.
  • 1 Peter 2:5, stones is plural. We exist in unity.
  • A danger for the church is distraction. 1 Peter 2:4.

1 Peter 2:10 is beautiful.

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