The strategy for chosen exiles
1 Peter 2:9-12
Although I've created an arc on vv9-12 I'm only preaching on vv11-12.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2009-04-20 04:23:23
2009-05-05 05:56:31
Although I've created an arc on vv9-12 I'm only preaching on vv11-12... This passage comes at a turning point in 1 Peter, as shown by the following structure: 1:1-2 Opening bracket of whole letter "Chosen" "exiles" "grace" "peace" 1:3-2:10 Section on future privileges of God's chosen people and how to live in order to enjoy them. Bracketed by "mercy" 2:11-4:11 Section on responsibilities of God's people as exiles both suffering and witnessing in the world. Bracketed by "glory/glorify". Starts with "Beloved" and ends with "Amen". 4:12-5:11 Section on sharing Christ's pattern of suffering and service before glory. Bracketed by "sufferings/suffering". Starts with "Beloved" and ends with "Amen". So vv9-10 are the climax of our privileges as God's people, and vv11-12 are the headline strategy of how to live as witnessing and suffering exiles in the world that will be explained in more detail in 2:13-4:11. What links both paragraphs is the connection between who we are and why we are here. In vv9-10 we are God's chosen people (note the Israel references, cf 1:1) so that we may tell the world how great God is. In vv11-12 we are exiles in the world (cf 1:1) so that we may live good lives that lead to the nations glorifying God. So both our identity as God's chosen people and our identity as exiles here have a missional focus with a doxological purpose. We are to make God known by good conduct and God-centred praise, so that the nations worship God and he is glorified. I have given v9a-d the label "identity" because it says who we are by the gracious call of God before v9e-10 explains the purpose of this identity. It's not quite situation-response because v9e-10 describes God's purpose rather than our action, and it's not quite action-purpose because v9a-d describes a state rather than an action. By telling us our new identity in Christ and God's purpose in given us this identity, Peter wants us to live out this identity and purpose, to "be who we are" in Christ, as with many other New Testament exhortations. Verse 10 then explains the idea within verse 9e that we have been called out of darkness into light - it is a call out of the darkness of not being a people and not having received mercy into the light of being God's people and having received mercy. Verses 11-12 seem to be a situation-response command. The situation is that we are sojourners and exiles on earth, and our response is to abstain from fleshly lusts. This response has a result (that we maintain our good conduct among the Gentiles) and a purpose (that these Gentiles glorify God). I used to think that the day of visitation was the return of Christ, but because it doesn't say "the day" I think it means any day that God grants these people repentance - it stresses God's gracious sovereignty in their conversion, just as he was gracious and sovereign in calling us in verses 9-10. Big Idea (of v11-12): Our role as God's chosen people exiled in the world is to fight sin and live beautiful lives so that others glorify God I preached this with the following structure: Introduction: the situation of being God's people and exiles/strangers here - what is our role? It's to glorify God (v9) so others glorify God (v12). But how? 1. Abstain from sinful desires 2. Live beautiful lives in the world 3. Trust God for the results
10000000006341 6341 Notes 2009-04-20 04:23:23 2009-05-05 05:56:31 Although I've created an arc on vv9-12 I'm only preaching on vv11-12... This passage comes at a turning point in 1 Peter, as shown by the following structure: 1:1-2 Opening bracket of whole letter "Chosen" "exiles" "grace" "peace" 1:3-2:10 Section on future privileges of God's chosen people and how to live in order to enjoy them. Bracketed by "mercy" 2:11-4:11 Section on responsibilities of God's people as exiles both suffering and witnessing in the world. Bracketed by "glory/glorify". Starts with "Beloved" and ends with "Amen". 4:12-5:11 Section on sharing Christ's pattern of suffering and service before glory. Bracketed by "sufferings/suffering". Starts with "Beloved" and ends with "Amen". So vv9-10 are the climax of our privileges as God's people, and vv11-12 are the headline strategy of how to live as witnessing and suffering exiles in the world that will be explained in more detail in 2:13-4:11. What links both paragraphs is the connection between who we are and why we are here. In vv9-10 we are God's chosen people (note the Israel references, cf 1:1) so that we may tell the world how great God is. In vv11-12 we are exiles in the world (cf 1:1) so that we may live good lives that lead to the nations glorifying God. So both our identity as God's chosen people and our identity as exiles here have a missional focus with a doxological purpose. We are to make God known by good conduct and God-centred praise, so that the nations worship God and he is glorified. I have given v9a-d the label "identity" because it says who we are by the gracious call of God before v9e-10 explains the purpose of this identity. It's not quite situation-response because v9e-10 describes God's purpose rather than our action, and it's not quite action-purpose because v9a-d describes a state rather than an action. By telling us our new identity in Christ and God's purpose in given us this identity, Peter wants us to live out this identity and purpose, to "be who we are" in Christ, as with many other New Testament exhortations. Verse 10 then explains the idea within verse 9e that we have been called out of darkness into light - it is a call out of the darkness of not being a people and not having received mercy into the light of being God's people and having received mercy. Verses 11-12 seem to be a situation-response command. The situation is that we are sojourners and exiles on earth, and our response is to abstain from fleshly lusts. This response has a result (that we maintain our good conduct among the Gentiles) and a purpose (that these Gentiles glorify God). I used to think that the day of visitation was the return of Christ, but because it doesn't say "the day" I think it means any day that God grants these people repentance - it stresses God's gracious sovereignty in their conversion, just as he was gracious and sovereign in calling us in verses 9-10. Big Idea (of v11-12): Our role as God's chosen people exiled in the world is to fight sin and live beautiful lives so that others glorify God I preached this with the following structure: Introduction: the situation of being God's people and exiles/strangers here - what is our role? It's to glorify God (v9) so others glorify God (v12). But how? 1. Abstain from sinful desires 2. Live beautiful lives in the world 3. Trust God for the results notes
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1 Peter
1 Peter 2:9-12
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But you are a chosen race,
But you are a chosen race,
a royal priesthood,
a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,
a holy nation,
a people for his own possession,
a people for his possession,
that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
in order that you may tell out the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;
Once you were not a people,
who then were not a people,
but now you are God's people;
but now are a people of God,
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once you had not received mercy,
who had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.
but now have received mercy.
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ideaexplanation
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles
Beloved I urge you as sojourners and exiles
to abstain from the passions of the flesh,
to abstain from fleshly lusts,
which wage war against your soul.
which war against the soul,
Keep your conduct honorable
maintaining your good conduct
among the Gentiles,
among the nations,
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actionresult
so that when they speak against you as evildoers,
so that when they speak against you as evildoers,
they may see your good deeds
by means of seeing your good works
and glorify God
they may glorify God
on the day of visitation.
on a day of visitation.
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actionpurpose
situationresponse
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10000000006341 6341 Arc 2009-04-20 04:23:23 2009-05-05 05:56:31 editing 1 Peter 2 9 2 12 1 Peter 2:9-12 60 NT esv mine i208294 i208295 i208296 i208276 But you are a chosen race, But you are a chosen race, i208277 a royal priesthood, a royal priesthood, i208278 a holy nation, a holy nation, i208279 a people for his own possession, a people for his possession, i208297 i208280 that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. in order that you may tell out the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; i208298 i208299 i208281 Once you were not a people, who then were not a people, i208282 but now you are God's people; but now are a people of God, negativepositive 2 i208300 i208283 once you had not received mercy, who had not received mercy, i208284 but now you have received mercy. but now have received mercy. negativepositive 2 series ideaexplanation 1 series i208301 i208285 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles Beloved I urge you as sojourners and exiles i208302 i208303 i208304 i208286 to abstain from the passions of the flesh, to abstain from fleshly lusts, i208287 which wage war against your soul. which war against the soul, ideaexplanation 1 i208305 i208288 Keep your conduct honorable maintaining your good conduct i208289 among the Gentiles, among the nations, locative 1 actionresult 2 i208306 i208290 so that when they speak against you as evildoers, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, i208307 i208291 they may see your good deeds by means of seeing your good works i208308 i208292 and glorify God they may glorify God i208293 on the day of visitation. on a day of visitation. temporal 1 ideaexplanation 1 1 temporal 1 1 actionpurpose 2 situationresponse 2 actionpurpose 2 1 1 1 1 esv 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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