As followers of Christ we are called to
active participation in Christ’s ministry of service in the world. All of us!
1 Peter 2:4-10 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 to be a holy
priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus
Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says:
I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and
precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in
him will never be put to shame.”
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,” 8 and, “A stone that
causes people to stumble and a rock that makes
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.
As a royal priesthood we are set
apart not for privilege, but to proclaim the love of God to
all the world. No one person is
more important than any other. None of us can build God’s house by ourselves.
We are all critical to the work of glorifying God and sharing the Good News.
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