SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016
Study Passage: 1 Peter 2:9-12
But 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. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
- What are some notable things about your new identity in Christ from this passage?
- Why is it important to live as “temporary residents and foreigners” in this world (v.11)?
- What are some ways that you can be light to your family, friends, neighbours, and enemies?
Spend Time in Prayer: Ask God to open your eyes to what he is doing in your community and ways that you can shine light in dark places.
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