Session 3 – True Identity

Session 3 – True Identity

1 Peter 2:9-10

Justin McKitterick is pastor of Grace Community Church in Jacksonville, FL.  He is presenting our Fall Equipping The Saints Conference with a series on  “Standing Firm and Staying Faithful”.  This is sermon 3 in a three part series.  Parts 1 & 2.

Three reminders of our new life in Christ
.           1.  Remember your identity – vs. 9
.           .           The believers Peter was addressing were
.           .           .           Facing persecution  – 4:12, 5:8, 1:6
.           .           .           Battling sin – 2:11, 2:1
.           .           But, you
.           .           .          
Are a chosen race that He graciously rescued – Deuteronomy 7:6-11
.          
.           .           Are a royal priesthood that has responsibility and priviledge because we are attached to Christ the King
.           .           .           Are in service to the King and set apart to live for Him, a people exclusively for His own possession – Deuteronomy 14:2, Isaiah 43:21, 1 Corinthians 6:20
          2.  Remember your calling – vs. 9
.           .           To show off the Lord – 2:5
.           .           To proclaim His excellencies; the character of God is seen in salvation – Colossians 1:13, Ephesians 5:8
          3.  Remember your testimony – vs. 10
.           .           You have been forgiven
.           .           God never wastes suffering