People of God – Week 2

Text: 1 Peter 2:6-10 CSB

6 For it stands in Scripture: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and honored cornerstone, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame. 7 So honor will come to you who believe; but for the unbelieving, The stone that the builders rejected — this one has become the cornerstone, 8 and A stone to stumble over and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the word; they were destined for this. 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

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6 For it stands in Scripture: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and honored cornerstone, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame.

Isaiah 28:16  Therefore the Lord GOD said: “Look, I have laid a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will be unshakable.

Romans 10:11  For the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on him will not be put to shame,

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7 So honor will come to you who believe; but for the unbelieving, The stone that the builders rejected — this one has become the cornerstone, 

John 5:17-18 Jesus responded to them, “My Father is still working, and I am working also.” 18 This is why the Jews began trying all the more to kill him: Not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal to God.

8 and A stone to stumble over and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the word; they were destined for this. 

Romans 9:33  As it is written: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”

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II. Affirming Your &

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Deuteronomy 7:6  “For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Exodus 40:15  And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.

Exodus 19:6  And ye shall be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation unto me. These [are] the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

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As a “People of God,” you were created on for a

So that you may the  praises of the one who called you 

 

Community Life Group Questions

1. What stood out to you from this week’s message?

2. Read 1 Peter 2:6, Romans 9:33, and 10:11 using these verses and the Greek definition below, and discuss the questions in bold. 

 When the authors say, “You will not be put to shame, what are they referring to, and why does this matter?

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καταισχύνω kataischýnō,

  1. to dishonor, disgrace
  2. to put to shame, make ashamed
    1. to be ashamed, blush with shame
    2. one is said to be put to shame who suffers a repulse or whom some hope has deceived

What confidence does this give you in the Christian Life?

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3. In verse 8, the author mentions, “They disobey, so they stumble” 

Why do you think they stumble?

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What can you do when someone stumbles from unbelief?

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4. When you think about the 4 descriptors of a believer (vs 9)

How does this motivate you to serve Christ?

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Tell your group about the time that you came into the marvelous light. (Salvation)

What do you remember specifically about that time?

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5. How can we pray for you? 

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