StoneBridge Community Church
Peter: Rock On - "A Holy Priesthood" - 1 Peter 2:1-10
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 5:20 PM

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Peter - Rock On

1 Peter and 2 Peter are letters attributed to Peter, one of Jesus' first apostles. Following Jesus marks Christians as different from those around us. Peter wrote to help the Christians in his day understand how to live in a world that doesn't understand us, but how to also love and care for the world so that it can experience the hope of Jesus.

The Text in Context

"In chapter 1, Peter has written clearly and decisively to his audience concerning their redemption and regeneration which now he follows up with practical instructions that flow from their new-found position in Christ. The truth of their position in Christ is one thing; the practice that is appropriate to that position is another. The fact is that everyone who professes faith in Christ must manifest the reality of that faith in radical changes to their..." Click link to read more.

I. The Negative Stuff

II. The Positive Stuff

III. Mixed Metaphors

IV. Peter's Metaphors
A. Infants
B. Living Stones
C. Holy Priesthood
D. Chosen People
E. Royal Priesthood
F. Holy Nation
G. Darkness/Light

V. What is the church meant to be?

1. Choose a metaphor from the one's Peter uses in 1 Peter 2:1-10

2. Write that metaphor down and place it somewhere you'll see.

3. Pray daily this week that God would help you embody that metaphor.

1. In 1 Peter 2:1, Peter encourages believers to rid themselves of all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander. Why do you think these specific vices are highlighted, and what are some practical steps we can take to eliminate them from our lives?

2. Which of Peter's metaphors for the church resonate most with you? Why?

3. According to 1 Peter 2:2, believers are urged to desire pure, spiritual milk like newborn infants. As Christians, how do we and how ought we fulfill this analogy in our lives?

3. In 1 Peter 2:4-5, Peter describes believers as living stones being built into a spiritual house. What does this metaphor teach us about the community of believers and our collective purpose? How does it influence your perspective on unity and fellowship at StoneBridge?

4. Peter refers to Jesus as the "chief cornerstone" in 1 Peter 2:6. What significance does this have in our understanding of Christ's role in the functioning of StoneBridge? How does this truth shape our identity as believers and our relationship with Jesus?

5. 1 Peter 2:9 declares that believers are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and God's own special people. What does it mean to be chosen and set apart by God? How should this identity impact our attitudes, actions, and interactions with the world around us?

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