By Ron Thomas, Highway church, Sullivan IL

1 Peter 2:4-10

I. The Church is God’s Spiritual House Because

A. It is not made up of any material substance (2:5)

B. The Holy Spirit lives in Christians (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

C. The Holy Spirit guides it (1 Corinthians 3:16)

D. The sacrifices are spiritual in nature (cf. Hebrews 13:15)

II. God’s Spiritual House Is

A. Holy (2:5)

B. Rejected (2:7)

C. A stumbling stone (2:8)

III. As God’s Spiritual House We Are

A. A chosen generation (2:9)

B. A royal priesthood (2:9)

C. A holy nation (2:9)

D. His own special people (2:9)

E. To proclaim His glory because of His mercy (2:10)