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DECLARING GOD’S EXCELLENCIES
WHO HAS BROUGHT US INTO HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT
1 Peter 2:9-10 (ESV)
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
1) Our Missions Conference begins in three weeks. The theme of it is “let your light shine” (Matthew 5:16) and we are looking mainly at home missions – missionary work that takes place in our own city (John Bell), our own province (Open Roads, Kathy Bell …) Our own country (Cherys …).
2) So, for the next three weeks we are going to consider a few texts in the New Testament that deal with the concept of “light”. The danger here is that one of our speakers may speak on one of the same texts. If that happens then take it as a message from God that this is something you really need.
3)Theme of I Peter
The reason Peter wrote this letter was to encourage Christians who are having a rough time because of their faith. So – you are suffering because you are trying to remain faithful to Jesus Christ. What will help you?
It will help you to remember who you are – Continue reading