|Jesus the Eternal Word|
God made man in His own image, even if our colors and shapes are different; we are still made in His image – The Word.
We represent Christ and as such we need to draw daily from the water of life.
Peter says in 1 Peter 2:1-8 that we are living stones. Jesus the stone was rejected and many stumble over Him. We also are a spiritual house.
Verse 7 says the stone rejected has become the chief cornerstone and a rock of offence. But you are a chosen generation.
The Christians in Peter’s day were persecuted, and we must remember that we are IN HIM.
All other religions, people seem to accept but when they come to Christianity, they stumble over Jesus.
Verse 9 reminds us who we are – a people of God called out of darkness into His marvelous light. We are a Royal and Holy people of God.
We all have personal weaknesses, but God is merciful to me (and to you.)
Where you live, take authority over your area, your land, and your household.
We are in a spiritual battle and this world is evil and would make nil and void our message.
Our teacher showed a video about thousands of Muslims are secretly converting to Christianity. They meet in secret to worship Jesus. This is dangerous for if they are caught, they may be arrested and beheaded. There is serious persecution in our world.
They search for answers to a relationship with God/Jesus. How do they live? They look for opportunity to share on TV, in the colleges.
Verse 12 encourages us to conduct ourselves honorably so when they speak evil of you, they may see your good works and glorify the Father.
We are not to worry about the opinion of others, and simply live to please God.
Minister where you are! Put to silence the ignorance and foolishness of men.