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The Ties That Bind (6 of 12)
Series: Dynamic Truths For Difficult Times
I Peter 2:4-9
I want you to take God's Word and turn to I Peter 2. We are going to be looking at the same verses as we did last time, but I am preaching a different message entitled "The Ties That Bind."
1 Peter 2:4-9 "To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;"
I. WE ARE STONES IN THE SAME BUILDING
The ties that bind; there are three areas I want you to see concerning the ties that bind us together. The first of these is that God says in this passage that we are stones in the same building. Here the body of Christ, the church, is compared to a spiritual house, to a spiritual building. And he said just as Jesus is that living stone and we are to build our lives upon Him, and the living stone denotes the supernatural life that we have in the Lord Jesus Christ, that also we are living stones. We are living stones because the One who gives life dwells in us. And we make up a spiritual house of God. We are stones in the same building.
Have you ever heard that expression, "a chip off the old blo ...
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