“Being Peculiar? I don’t get it…”

By October 24, 2012 Sermon Notes

I PETER 2:1-10 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house[a] to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.” 7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 8 and,
“A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.”
They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.
9 But you are a (peculiar) chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, (a peculiar people) God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

• I was chosen to be different
Don’t waste time trying to find yourself in other people. BE YOU!!
A peculiar person can stand alone in their uniqueness
We should commit to declaring the name of Jesus.

pe·cu·liar (p-kylyr)
adj.
1. Unusual or eccentric; odd.
2. Distinct from all others. See Synonyms at strange.
3. Belonging distinctively or primarily to one person, group, or kind; special or unique: rights peculiar to the rich; a species peculiar to this area.
1. A privilege or property that is exclusively one’s own.

I CORINTHIANS 2:2-12 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

 We don’t have to be called to preach to win souls
 We should have no problem proclaiming our testimony (where has God bought u from)
 All we need to know is Jesus….
 Peculiar people are comfortable with a demonstration of the Holy Spirit. Let the Spirit work. It’s not about us, we are chosen by God because we are important to Him, and we must be careful not to block His Spirits’ power by getting in the way.

[God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit]

6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written:“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” the things God has prepared for those who love him—
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.

EYES HAVE NOT SEEN NOR EARS HEARD…..
• We getting ready to walk in to something new
• Your life is the prototype model for future generation
• Nothing can stop the flow of understanding that God’s spirit provides
• Human minds don’t have the capacity to hold or even comprehend what God’s plan is for us.

I Love Him so this is my promise.
Don’t trip family. It’s coming.