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A Chosen People, A Royal Priesthood – 1 Peter 2:4-5; 9-10

Is there any reason that we should not joyfully and gladly submit to his Spirit’s work within us? If we truly recognized the privilege we have as God’s children, we would respond with gratitude to everything he calls us to do. Instead of clinging so tightly to the know and comfortable, we would lose it all for the sake of the call (Phil. 3:7-11).

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The Hope of Salvation

“Once saved, always saved!”  I have been exposed to this expression most of my life, and struggled with it most of my adult life.  It is comforting to folks whose loved ones have made a profession of faith in Christ, and then later gone astray.  But just how accurate is it? It really depends on what a person means when they use this expression.  All too often they seem to be of the opinion that making a heart felt confession of faith in Jesus is all that is required to be saved, and nothing after that matters; at least as …

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A Royal Priesthood – 1 Peter 2:4-10

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 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. … 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not …

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