- 1 Peter 2:2-10 Stones and Rocks (Anders)
Our Scripture today contains fluid imagery of stones. We are invited to come to Jesus, a living cornerstone. Then we are admonished to be like living stones ourselves and to be built into a spiritual house. Christ is the "living stone" which has become the cornerstone of the church.
What does he mean by this phrase "a living stone"?
- 1 Peter 2:4-10 What Is a Christian? (Gerhardy)
What Is a Christian? Some people answer, "A Christian is anyone who isn't a Muslim, Jew, Hindu or atheist." Others say, "A Christian has been christened and confirmed. Whether that person ever darkens the door of a church again doesn't matter; that person is a Christian. But there is more to it.
Some say that we live in a Christian country and unless you state otherwise, you are a Christian.
- 1 Peter 2:21-25 Following Jesus (Leininger)
Eighty-one times in the Gospels Jesus says, FOLLOW ME. If we take his call seriously, we will find that his road is anything but easy. It can cost us sleepless nights; it can cost us friends; it can even cost us our lives. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, himself martyred by the Nazis, says, "When Christ calls come and die."