1 Peter 2:4-5,10 – As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Why do you think it’s important to remember that we were once far off from God and not a people?
What does it mean that we are now near and part of a holy priesthood?
What does this mean for us in 2020 to be built into a spiritual house?
[Brad Watson, Ephesians: How Jesus Creates a New People in a New World, week 4, Kindle]
Let’s worship to the song, “More to Come” by Passion (Click here) as we believe in the One who brings us near, brings the dead to life!
Lord, thank you for choosing us to belong to your household through Jesus Christ. Amen.