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February 5, 2023

Elect Exiles-6

On Sunday, February 5, Jay will continue the series on 1 Peter with "Show Them Who You Are: Christian Identity and Exile" from 1 Peter 2: 4-10.
Call to Worship: Exodus 19:5-6

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 29:4-7

New Testament Reading: Ephesians 2:17-22

 

  1. Wrestling with Exile
  2.  Walking with Identity

 

Questions for Discussion:

 

  1. Jesus is to be the chief cornerstone upon which our life is founded.  What other competing identities do we often turn to provide for an alternative foundation of our life?  
  1. Make note of the many identities Peter ascribes to believers in this passage, being careful to explain each identity. Which of these identities resonates with you the most? 
  1. Practically speaking, how do we become more interdependent as a body?  What stands in the way of our interdependence?
  1. How have you seen Reformed Theology create a lack of humility among the church?  What about Reformed Theology should lead churches embracing that theology to be a beautiful embodiment of humility?  
  1.  What are the two overarching functions of a priest? What would it look like practically for you to serve those two roles this week? 

(Bonus): The theology (double predestination) of verse 8 is unsettling to some.  How would you explain this concept? Why would Peter include this truth here?