LIVING HOPE #11: A Holy Nation

July 26, 2020 Series: Living Hope

Topic: Sunday Worship Passage: 1 Peter 2:9–10, Hosea 1:9–10, Ephesians 2:11–18, Colossians 1:12–14, Ephesians 5:1–14

July 26, 2020                                                                          Rev. Thomas M. Cox

                                                                                             LIVING HOPE #11:                                                                                                      A Holy Nation

                                                                                              1 Peter 2:9-10   


A) Our Identity in Christ

1. A C__________ race-

2. A R________ priesthood-

3. God’s P__________-

4. Recipients of M________-


B) Our Calling in Christ

  • Called out of D______________:

  • Called into His marvelous L________:

  • Called to P______________ His excellencies:

C) Applications: Because of Who I am as a member of God’s People, I can:

1. Know that I am A______________ in Christ.

2. Feel a sense of S__________ and be G____________ for my position in Christ.

3. Obey the Lord by spreading News of His fame:


1 Peter 2:9-10 (ESV) 


But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.


Hosea 1:9-10 And the Lord said, “Call his name Not My People, for you are not my people, and I am not your God.” Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered. And in the place where it was said to them, “You are not my people,” it shall be said to them, “Children of the living God.”

Ephesians 2:11-18 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And He came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

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