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  1 Peter 2:13-25 My title is the ultimate answer to the text of  Scripture that is before us this morning.  But! There always problems when you approach a text of Scripture like this.  The preacher might try and make a case to define what Peter said ; or try to explain what he was really trying to say.  There is a problem when you approach a text of  Scripture like this as a believer.  We tend to focus on the complete opposite teaching of this passage, and we look at Civil Institutions as enemies of the true Christian faith.  And to some extend that is true ; anything worldly will always be at odds with the Biblical worldview.  But what Peter is saying before us this morning gets twisted to fit our personal convictions, and narrative of the times we live in.  For example, we tend to focus when we are to disobey , rather than obey those who are over us.   And we justify this by setting our focus on…..    The courageous mid-wives who disobeyed Pharaoh’s order to destroy all male


  1 Peter 2:4-12 There is only one Savior and one spiritual building to build upon, “For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” Eph 2:18-22   This stone is what puts the Christian in a special class of eternal spiritual favours.   According to Peter in his letter……    We are children in the same family (1:22-2:3) We have experienced the same birth. (1:23-25) We express the same love. (1:22) We enjoy the same nourishment. (2:1-3) We are stones in the same building. (2:4-8)     This is the one stone this world isn’t seeking after because they have