We exist as God’s people, as sojourners on the earth.
A sermon preached on 1 Peter 2:11-17
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Declared and Becoming
Most of our lives are learning how to become and live, with what we already are in our identity. Take these simple examples:
- At the age of 18, a boy is now legally identified as a man. And then for the next few decades, this now identified, man, is learning how to live, act, and talk like a man.
- When you say, ‘I do’ to your spouse, you are legally declared married. And for the next few decades, you also, are learning how to live like a married couple, act within a covenant, and understand what is the life of a married person.
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The issue is not physical sight or intellect, but that of our blindness to Jesus’ value.
A sermon preached on 1 Peter 1:8-12
The Beauty of Faith
A well-known atheist and author, Richard Dawkins (author of The God Delusion), was interviewed by CNN about his views on science and religion. He was asked the question, “If you were to die and meet God, what would you say to him?”
- Dawkins says this, “Which god are you? Are you Zeus, Mithras, or Yahweh? And why did you take such great pains to conceal yourself?”
I think some of us have maybe heard the remark that if God would show himself to me, I would believe him, or convert to him, etc. It almost seems like Dawkins is saying something like that.
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