Rev. Lon Lorton

June 3, 2018

1 Peter 2:9-12

In 1st Peter 2, Peter teaches us about the identity of the people of God in relation to the world in which we live.

You are a chosen race.

  • This is not because we are special, but because we are chosen.

You are a royal priesthood.

  • We stand in the gap for one another.

You are a holy nation.

  • We are to make contact without being contaminated.

You are a people for God's own purpose.

  • Whatever the world throws at us, we know where our strength lies.

"Christians, don't you know who you are?  Stop letting the world tell you who you are!  You are a child of God, a saint, sanctified, secure, holy, with royal blood flowing through your veins.  That is who you are!  A lot of us are not acting like we should act because we don't remember who we are!"  (Dr. Tony Evans)