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With Christ as our Cornerstone, we are called to live as living stones - characterized by growth, maturity, refinement and renewal - all parts of the transformational work that He is doing in us to make us into the image of the The Cornerstone. We spend this week looking into Isaiah 28, the passage Peter is quoting in 1 Peter 2.6 and digging into how that message gives us a reason to trust and rest in this Savior.
This week's message from the series Everybody emphasizes that we are God's temple.
Pastor Ben teaches out of Colossians and God as the Builder and the implications of that in our foundation and construction.
Solomon was amazed at God’s gracious condescension in dwelling among His people in a temple built by men. So much more gracious, now, is the presence of God being resident in the believer, “living stones” that make up the “spiritual house” (v. 5) that Jesus is building. Peter goes further to identify believers as a “holy priesthood” that offer up “spiritual sacrifices” (v. 5) acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. The great truth Peter states here is that “through(by) Jesus Christ” every Christian is part of a new priestly order with full access to God, a ministry in which to function, and something to offer to God and His Church