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1 Peter 2 - NIV

1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.

2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

The Living Stone and a Chosen People

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[a] to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

6 For in Scripture it says:

“See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.”[b]

7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,

“The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”[c]

8 and,

“A stone that causes people to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall.”[d]

They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.

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 received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Living Godly Lives in a Pagan Society

11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.

12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority,

14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.

15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.

16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.

17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

18 Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.

19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God.

20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.

21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

22

“He committed no sin,
and no deceit was found in his mouth.”[e]

23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

25 For “you were like sheep going astray,”[f] but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.


Footnotes

a. 1 Peter 2:5 Or into a temple of the Spirit
b. 1 Peter 2:6 Isaiah?28:16
c. 1 Peter 2:7 Psalm?118:22
d. 1 Peter 2:8 Isaiah?8:14
e. 1 Peter 2:22 Isaiah?53:9
f. 1 Peter 2:25 Isaiah 53:4,5,6 (see Septuagint)


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Byron Sherman avatar
CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-3
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Jan, 2017
Summary: 3 of 4. Peter maintained & pressed the importance of Christians operating within the bounds of secular governance. Christian submission is indissolubly linked/tied to secular governance. But how or in what ways? Christian governance addresses...
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 31
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Called to Suffering and Glory
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: We are called to suffering: but we are also called to glory.
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CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-2
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Nov, 2016
Summary: 2 of 4. Peter maintained & pressed the importance of Christians operating within the bounds of secular governance. Christian submission is indissolubly linked/tied to secular governance. But how or in what ways? Christian governance addresses...
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6
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CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-1
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Nov, 2016
Summary: 1 of 4. Peter pressed the importance of Christian submission to secular governance. Christian submission is indissolubly linked/tied to secular governance. But how or in what ways? Christian governance addresses...
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 21
Samuel Young avatar
Who are young - Introducing Job
Shared by: Samuel Young on Nov, 2016
Summary: Ask the core question of who a Christian really is. Examines the story of Job and other stories to find the answer.
Dean Rhine avatar
Having a Witness
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: Lessons from 1 Peter about our witness
Series: 1 Peter
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-12
Views: 93
Dean Rhine avatar
Living Humbly
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: Having humility
Series: 1 Peter
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:11-17
Views: 77
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Who and Why: Our identity in Christ
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: A look at who we are in Christ
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-12
Views: 140
Byron Sherman avatar
LOVING THE BRETHREN-8
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Oct, 2016
Summary: 8 of 8. Peter exhorted the aliens to love their brothers & sisters in Christ as they were also loved by God. Christians are to love as they are loved by God. But how are they to live out that love? God’s love is lived out thru an encounter with...
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:22-2:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 145
Byron Sherman avatar
LOVING THE BRETHREN-7
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Sep, 2016
Summary: 7 of 8. Peter exhorted the aliens to love their brothers & sisters in Christ as they were also loved by God. Christians are to love as they are loved by God. But how are they to live out that love? God’s love is lived out thru an encounter with...
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:22-2:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 33
Kerry Haynes avatar
Praying for Politicians
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Sep, 2016
Summary: Sometimes we may be frustrated with our political system, with what our leaders do while in office, with our government as a whole. Yet, God calls us to obey the law, pray for our leaders, and above all, follow God.
Rodney Fry avatar
We are Like Sheep
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Jan, 2004
Summary: This is just an outline We (christians) are like Sheep
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: John 10:3 1 Peter 2:25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,146
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
I Will Never, Never, Never, Never, Never.
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: The theologian Adam Clarke notes that in the Greek there are no less than 5 five negatives in this short discourse. I will Never ... Never ... Never ... Never ... Never... leave you or forsake you.
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LOVING THE BRETHREN-6
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Aug, 2016
Summary: 6 of 8. Peter exhorted the aliens to love their brothers & sisters in Christ as they were also loved by God. Christians are to love as they are loved by God. But how are they to live out that love? God’s love is lived out thru an encounter with...
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:22-2:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 189
Pat Damiani avatar
Longing for God's Word
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2016
Summary: In order to become who God made us to be in Christ we must long for His Word
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 152
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Serving Through Submission
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2016
Summary: Jesus saved me through His submission so that I can serve Him through my submission
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:13-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 181
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
#8 - Church; God's Family
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Jun, 2016
Summary: Who is our family? Who is God's family? What is a family? What is church?
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 445
Byron Sherman avatar
LOVING THE BRETHREN-5
Shared by: Byron Sherman on May, 2016
Summary: 5 of 8. Peter exhorted the aliens to love their brothers & sisters in Christ as they were also loved by God. Christians are to love as they are loved by God. But how are they to live out that love? God’s love is lived out thru an encounter with...
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:22-2:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 952
Mike  McGuire avatar
From Small Beginnings
Shared by: Mike McGuire on May, 2016
Summary: A sermon showing how a church can start small and grow from there.
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 230
Byron Sherman avatar
LOVING THE BRETHREN-4
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Apr, 2016
Summary: 4 of 8. Peter exhorted the aliens to love their brothers & sisters in Christ as they were also loved by God. Christians are to love as they are loved by God. But how are they to live out that love? God’s love is lived out thru an encounter with...
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:22-2:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 371
Byron Sherman avatar
LOVING THE BRETHREN-3
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Apr, 2016
Summary: 3 of 8. Peter exhorted the aliens to love their brothers & sisters in Christ as they were also loved by God. Christians are to love as they are loved by God. But how are they to live out that love? God’s love is lived out thru an encounter with...
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:22-2:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 251
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Priesthood of beleivers
Shared by: Leon Dasrath on Apr, 2016
Summary: as a believer we all have gifts that the Lord has given us to use for His glory and honor
Series: Value series
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 179
Sherm Nichols avatar
Welcome to the Priesthood
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Mar, 2016
Summary: A sermon about the priesthood of all believers in Christ.
Roger Roark avatar
5 precious things
Shared by: Roger Roark on Mar, 2016
Summary: Looking at 5 things in the bible that are precious .
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-7
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 429
Rajendra Kadia avatar
The Centrality of the Cross
Shared by: Rajendra Kadia on Mar, 2016
Summary: The cross of Christ is in the centre of God's Word and His world.
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:13-25
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 168
Billy  Ricks avatar
Disarming our fears
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Feb, 2016
Summary: Fear has a way of consuming and controlling our lives as humans. Perfect love is the only thing that casts out fear. When we discover that we were chosen by God in Christ fear may be real in our lives but it will never rule our lives.
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Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 975
Troy Borst avatar
Legacy in Stones
Shared by: Troy Borst on Jan, 2016
Summary: Does your life reflect what God has done for you? Do you sacrifice for God in your life promoting purpose, holiness, worship, praise, and mercy? Are you honestly carving your life on the inside and the outside to look like Jesus Christ?
Series: 1 Peter
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Life Isn't Fair
Shared by: Troy Borst on Jan, 2016
Summary: Life Isn’t Fair. What are we as believers supposed to do about it?
Series: 1 Peter
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Got Milk?
Shared by: Troy Borst on Jan, 2016
Summary: You and I must adopt the very same craving for God’s Word as a baby has for the mother’s milk. We must develop in ourselves the need to read God’s Word and study it. We must become addicted to discussing the things of God with fellow believers.
Series: 1 Peter
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Scripture: 1 Peter 2:1-3
Views: 746