ZEBULON BAPTIST CHURCH

A DESCRIPTION OF THE LORDíS PEOPLE
1 Peter 2:7-10

Tom Harding


Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy 1 Peter 2:7-10.

To those who are granted faith to believe the gospel, the Lord Jesus Christ is most precious and altogether lovely, "Unto you therefore which believe He is precious" (1Peter 1:7). Christ Jesus is everything in salvation, this is the true admiration of the faith of God's elect (Col.3:11). To those who refuse to believe the gospel, the Lord Jesus Christ is made unto them a, "stone of stumbling and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed"(1 Peter 2:8). Peter then gives to us the reasons why some believe Christ to the saving of the soul and why some are disobedient to the condemnation of their soul. Simply put, it is God Who has made us to differ (1 Cor.4:7). God gives us a sevenfold description of His people and how they differ from the unbeliever.


Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.



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