In 1 Peter 2, Peter tells the new believers in the various Roman provinces that Jesus Christ is the Living Stone; the promised Messiah prophesied by numerous people in the Old Testament (or Covenant). He goes on to teach and explain that born-again believers are a chosen people, living stones being built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices to God through Jesus Christ. Peter then urges those believers to live godly lives in a pagan society. That was two thousand years ago. Has anything changed or if we really are a holy priesthood, what does that mean for us living here and now?
Questions for Lifegroup:
1. How can we rid ourselves of all kinds of sin and crave spiritual milk instead?
2. If we truly believe the Word of God, that we are a holy priesthood, how can we become who we already are?
3. Discuss ways that we can live godly lives in a nominally Christian society.