1 Peter 2:11-12 – The Hinge

Beloved, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from the desires of the flesh, which war against your soul. Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us. 1 Peter 2:11-12 Until … Continue reading 1 Peter 2:11-12 – The Hinge

Built on Christ the Living Cornerstone

1 Peter 2:4-10 I. The Lord Jesus Is the Living Cornerstone A. Rejected by Men (John 1:10-11) – reject= investigate and find wanting… B. God’s chosen and precious Stone C. Stands in the Scriptures• Isaiah 28:16 (v. 6)• Psalm 118:22 (v. 7)• Isaiah 8:14 (v. 8) II. There Are Two Possible Responses to the Lord … Continue reading Built on Christ the Living Cornerstone

We Have It, So Let’s Use It!

I watched my son play with toys I cherished as a child. I had fought to guard them through my childhood. I was so careful with them all those years. He was not like that. He wanted to play with them, even if it was messy. A thought came to mind as I watched my son play: “Why have it, if you don’t use it?” What was the point of keeping those toys under lock-and-key for private, careful admiration? The toys were meant to be used. I had actually missed a lot of the fun and experience I could have had with those cars. In a way, I misused them, and I did not get to enjoy them. We often treat spiritual gifts like this.