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Temporary Residents

1 Peter 1:17

Human beings like to be settled. Even travelling communities want to meet up with like-minded people so that they can preserve a sense of identity, and feel that they 'belong'.

Highly Valued

1 Peter 1:18-19

Peter previously encouraged us to think and live like temporary residents on earth (cf 1 Peter 1:17-18).

Personally Privileged

1 Peter 1:20-21

When sin made an ugly mess of God's perfect world, it did not take Him by surprise.

The Real Thing

1 Peter 1:22-23

In 1969, an international soft drinks manufacturer used a new slogan, "The real thing". This catch-phrase featured in a TV advert which has been declared the best of all time.

Living and Lasting

1 Peter 1:24-25

Commercialism encourages us to live for today, to seize the moment and clinch the deal. We admire the successful, who win the wealth which others lose.

The Unchanging Word Demands Change

1 Peter 1:25-2:1

Without standards to determine the weight of a gram, the length of a kilometre and the volume of a millilitre - we would all be in a mess.

Food for Spiritual Growth

1 Peter 2:2-3

Babies cannot look after themselves. Without care and food they will not survive. Milk is a part of God's provision; designed to arrive as the new born gets hungry.

Rejected and yet Chosen

1 Peter 2:4

The Lord Jesus Christ is a very significant person. Even 2000 years since He was physically seen, He is still spoken about all over the world.

Incorporated

1 Peter 2:5

When a business is called 'Incorporated' or 'Inc.' for short, it means that the organisation is bigger than any individual; it has an identity and legal structure of its own; as if it has its own b

Foundations for Eternity

1 Peter 2:6

This verse describes how important Jesus is. It is repeated in Matthew 21:42 , Mark 12:10, Luke 20:17 and Acts 4:11 - as well as by Peter here.

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