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February 2, 2014

"Who are We?"

Series: Everyday Church in Relentless Pursuit Passage: 1 Peter 2:5–2:12

1. Savour-ers: we savour the taste of Jesus in the Word (1 Peter 2:3-4).

2. Like living stones, we are becoming like Jesus (1 Peter 2:5).

3. Spiritual house (1 Peter 2:5).

4. Holy Priesthood (1 Peter 2:5).

5. Honoured (1 Peter 2:7).

6. Chosen people (1 Peter 2:9).

7. Royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9).

What's a sacrifice?

8. Holy nation (1 Peter 2:9).

9. God's special possession (1 Peter 2:9).

10. People of God (1 Peter 2:10).

11. Pitied (1 Peter 2:10).

12. Foreigners and exiles (1 Peter 2:11 ).


So that we might make spiritual sacrifices (1 Peter 2:9, 12).


Life Group Discussion

1. When someone asks you who you are what do you say? Do you reply with your vocation? Name? Where you live? Age? Family? What is your primary identifying characteristic?

2. Who is a Christian? Which one of the twelve descriptions was new to you? Hardest to accept? Can we self-identify as a Christian without mentioning our group, tribe? (Tribe? That would be TACC.)

3. What kinds of real sacrifices do the missions teams to India make in order to reach villagers? For example: vacation time, 17 hour plane trips, bad food, bus trips, missing the football game, inconveniences...

4. In order for us to reach our neighbours in Orange what kinds of sacrifices might we need to make? Which of the 12 identifying characteristics helps us in this enterprise, and how does it help?

5. What strategic sacrifices would we need to make to reach Chapman University students? Taft Elementary students and families? Workers at the Starbucks on Meats and Tustin?

6. What sacrifices did Jesus make to bring us the Gospel?

7. If your Life Group were to target a group to evangelize, how would you do it? As a group exercise, choose a target group and strategize.