1 Peter 4:1-19 – Identity Theft

1 Peter 4:1-19

Introduction: The Real Identity Thief

It’s the last Sunday of summer, and we’ve not quite wrapped up 1 Peter.  By now, though, hopefully Peter’s big goal in writing his letter is clear: He wants to make sure we know who we are. 

Peter wants us to be confident in our Christian identity. To know we are God’s “elect.”  We are the chosen ones. (Sorry, Trump, it’s not just you who’s been chosen by God.) We are God’s preciousfar more precious than Gollum’s powerful ring.   We are God’s very “special, beloved, possession.”  

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