A Living Stone and a Holy People
1So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6For it stands in Scripture:
“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,
a cornerstone chosen and precious,
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
7So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,
“The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”1
“A stone of stumbling,
and a rock of offense.”
They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.
9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
- 1 2:7 Greek the head of the corner
“Sojourners and Exiles”1 Peter 2:11-12 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 40:33 • ID: 3551
Declaring His Praise1 Peter 2:9 Sermon • 35:22 • ID: 2723
Belonging — Part One1 Peter 2:9-10, Romans 12:1-13 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 39:49 • ID: 2508
Belonging — Part Two1 Peter 2:9, Romans 12:1-13 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 28:53 • ID: 2509
The Bible Is Clear1 Peter 2:9-11 Sermon • 41:39 • ID: 1658
Am I Committed?1 Peter 2:9-11 Sermon • 35:23 • ID: 1660
The Confused Culture and a Compromised Church1 Peter 2:9 - 2 Peter 2:11 Sermon • 36:43 • ID: 1657
The Principle and Pattern of Submission — Part Three1 Peter 2:15-25 Sermon • 36:42 • ID: 1474
The Principle and Pattern of Submission — Part Two1 Peter 2:13-25 Sermon • 32:24 • ID: 1472
The Principle and Pattern of Submission — Part One1 Peter 2:11-17 Sermon • 35:57 • ID: 1471
Standing Firm in Shaky Times, Volume 21 Peter 2:11-25, 1 Peter 3:1-22 Series • ID: 16002
Standing Firm in Shaky Times, Volume 11 Peter 1:1-25, 1 Peter 2:1-10 Series • ID: 16001
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