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Belonging To A Spiritual Family (4 Of 7)
Series: Homecoming... Reasons For Returning
Dr. Stan Coffey
October 1, 1995
Read I Peter 2:1-10 (NIV)
I. AS A PART OF A SPIRITUAL FAMILY, I AM... (ACCEPTABLE) (CHOSEN BY GOD)
... Christ has accepted you. Romans 15:7 (GN)
Though my mother and father forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Psalm 27:10 (NIV)
II. AS A PART OF A SPIRITUAL FAMILY, I AM (VALUABLE) (YOU BELONG TO GOD)
You have been bought and paid for by Christ, therefore you belong to him... I Corinthians 7:23 (LB)
Come to the Lord, the living stone rejected as worthless by men, but chosen as valuable by God. I Peter 2:4 (GN)
A. Value is determined on what (someone)... (is)... (willing)... to pay.
B. Value is determined by who has... (owned)...(it)... in the past.
Insight: Jesus Christ paid for you with his life. God bought you back from the devil by exchanging his own Son for you. The cross proves War value.
III. AS A PART OF A SPIRITUAL FAMILY, YOU ARE... (CAPABLE) (YOU ARE A ROYAL PRIEST)
You also, like living stones are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. I Peter 2:5 (NIV)
A. In the Old Testament, priests had the right, privilege and responsibility to go directly to... (God)...
1. The word "pri ...
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