John 2:13-25

11th July

We encourage you to spend some time in prayer and ask God to speak to you this morning through his word.

Consider & Pray

1 Pe 2:4–10

The Living Stone and a Chosen People

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house c to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says: 

“See, I lay a stone in Zion,  a chosen and precious cornerstone, 

and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 

7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, 

“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 

8 and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” 

They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for. 

9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 


 The New International Version. (2011). (1 Pe 2:4–10). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

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