Holy, Set Apart for Serving God

Although the disciples of Jesus that Peter was writing were “temporary residents,” under Roman persecution, Peter used four descriptions to encourage and motivate the persecuted disciples.

Last week we investigated two of descriptions:

  1. a chosen race
  2. a royal priesthood.

This week we will investigate the remain two descriptions:

  1. a holy nation,

  2. a people for His possession

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Exodus 19:5-6  Now if you will listen to Me and carefully keep My covenant, you will be My own possession out of all the peoples, although all the earth is Mine, 6 and you will be My kingdom of priests and My holy nation.’ These are the words that you are to say to the Israelites.”

In Exodus 19:6, through Moses, God told the Israelites, “you will be my kingdom of priests and my holy nation” (Exodus 19:6).

Sadly, Israel failed to fulfill its potential by rejecting the Lord and by following the false gods of other nations.

In their place, God raised up a new nation that would be holy, set apart for Himself in Christ.

By | 2017-11-13T00:12:51+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Hope|Tags: , |

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Pastor Phil, his wife Carol, and their three children, started in Bixby over 20 years ago when New Beginnings was meeting in a downtown Bixby store front. As a result of God’s blessings, New Beginnings has become one of the fastest growing churches in Oklahoma. Pastor Phil graduated from Tulsa East Central High School (1978), and Tulsa University (1982). After serving for 11 years as a Student Pastor, at the age of twenty-nine Phil began to pastor his first church in Edgewater, Colorado. Phil received a Master’s Degree from Denver Theological Seminary (1994) and completed his doctorate in Missions and Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Phil and Carol are honored to serve God in a Kingdom minded church, with joy and longevity.

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