A Chosen People



(I Peter 2:1-10 Dr. Baines, Jr. 1/2020)

Introduction: A key idea in today's lesson is that God has chosen His people to live godly lives. This discussion centers around how, “we will be challenged to live like chosen people of God."

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Read: I Peter 2:1-10

Summary Highlights: Peter urges his readers to lay aside ungodliness (e.g., malice, guile, etc.). He wants them to desire the milk of God's word and grow in the word. He assumes that they have tasted the grace of the Lord.

Peter talks about Jesus and His people being like living stones. Those who believe in Jesus are not confounded or made ashamed. Those who disobey find Jesus to be a stone of stumbling.

Peter reminds his readers that they were chosen to praise God. They used to be bad off. But by the grace of God, they have mercy.

Key Points:
1. Ungodliness. Notice in vs. 1 the urging to lay aside ungodliness......Let's work on putting aside all ungodliness.

2. Growing the word. Notice in vs. 2 the urging to desire the milk of God's word, so we can grow by it. .....Let's work on hearing and obeying the word of God.

3. God’s Assessment. Notice in vs. 4 that the stone that was rejected by people was chosen by God.....Let's focus on God's assessment of us.


4. Spiritual sacrifice. Notice in vs. 5 that the people of God have been chosen by God to offer up spiritual sacrifices.....Let's work on offering God the spiritual sacrifices that He expects out of us. 

5. Stumbling or precious stone. Notice in vss. 7-8 that Jesus is a stone of stumbling to those who are disobedient. .....Let's remember the relationship between obedience and Jesus being a stumbling or precious stone.

6. Our testimonies. Notice in vs. 10 that the people had a testimony. .....Let's work on praising God for how good He has been to us.

What is one thing you will take from this material and work on, in regard to your discipleship goals?

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