Peter wrote his first letter to dispersed Christians in Asia Minor, beginning to fear persecution after his friend James was murdered in Jerusalem in AD 62. It's a potent book on the beauty and power of the Gospel of grace to give us hope in a hostile world.
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Who we are - Our Identity (v 4-10)
Jesus - the living cornerstone
We are living stones
We are chosen by God
We are royal priests
We are a holy nation
We are God's special possession
Our response - living Godly lives (v 1-3, 11-12)
Get rid of sin that hinders
Crave God and His word
Remember what God has done
Serve and use our gifts
Our lives are an example to others
Share the Good News
Life Group Q:
In Christ, we have a new identity. What does this mean to you?
Which description of our God-given identity most stood out to you? Why?
Why did Peter use 'alien' and 'stranger' to describe believers?
What does v12 teach us about how we should live?