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WHAT WE ARE IN HIM (3 of 6)
1 Peter 2:9-10
January 6, 2002
INTRODUCTION: In these two verses the Apostle Peter
enlightens us concerning God's purpose with His
people. God had something in mind when He saved us.
As children of god, we are subjects or citizens of
God's Kingdom. We became citizens by a new birth from
above. The new birth is a miracle that takes place in
a sinner's heart when he repents of sin and places
faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Peter
describes the citizens of God's country in this
I. AS TO OUR WORLD. 9
We are a heavenly people with a heavenly Father and a
heavenly home. According to v.11 we are "sojourners
and pilgrims." This world is not my home, I am just
A. CHOSEN GENERATION. 9a
An elect offspring; speaks of the grace of God.
Israel was chosen, not because they were a great
people, but because He loved them.
Deuteronomy 7:7-8, "LORD did not set His love on you
nor choose you because you were more in number than
any other people, for you were the least of all
peoples but because the LORD loves you, and because He
would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers,
the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand, and
redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand
of Pharaoh king of Egypt."
God has chosen us purely because of His love and
John 15:16, "You did not choose Me, but I chose you
and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit,
and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you
ask the Father in My name He may give you."
This is a strong contrast to disobedient who are
appointed by God to wrath (v.8), Christians are chosen
by God to salvation. (v.2)
From this we learn that the Christian is chosen for
1. Chosen for Privilege.
In Jesus Christ there is offered to him a new and
intimate fellowship with God. God has become his
friend and he has be ...
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