We studied thru 1 Peter 2:4-10 primarily. We looked briefly at Matt. 12:30 and Mark 9:38-41 also. What are your impressions of those texts?
As we made our way thru 1 Peter 2:4-10, we passed over two rather controversial phrases. For time constraints I avoided mentioning them on Saturday and Sunday, but promised to touch upon them here on the blog. In verse 9, Peter refers to believers as 'a chosen people'. In Greek the word is literally 'an elect people'. What do you make of that word? What do you make of the end of verse 8, where we read 'They stumble because they disobey the message - which is also what they were destined for.' Let me know your thoughts. Help me articulate this message.