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Children of the Living God

Season 16: Hope & Encouragement

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-17


Peter addresses his audience as “Beloved," my dear friends. We are bound together in Christ’s love. Each of us is called to do good deeds so His name will be glorified. 

And Peter continues this theme in verse 10, where he alludes to the Old Testament prophet Hosea. 

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. 

We are chosen from all eternity. From our perspective, we were lost, hopeless, and helpless, dead in our trespasses and sins. Yet, our gracious God extends mercy to us. He calls us to be His people! 

Peter’s summary for God’s children (1 Peter 2:17).

  1. Show proper respect to everyone – recognize each one’s value in God’s eyes. 

  2. Love the family of believers – we are the children of God. 

  3. Fear God – live in reverential awe of the Lord. 

  4. Honor the emperor – respect those in authority over you. 

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Through the centuries, people have responded to Jesus’ call and made personal decisions to follow Him. God’s Word guides us along the path of life as we walk with the Lord. Our hearts grow and mature with a deeper understanding of His marvelous grace, abundant mercy, and amazing lovingkindness.
Walk with God is a weekly podcast led by Walt & Brenda McCord, experienced Christian educators and Bible teachers. This online teaching series is part of Discover God’s Truth Ministries.
Walt and Brenda have served in full-time Christian ministry for 40 years. Walt taught at Moody Bible Institute for 14 years – including Old Testament and New Testament Bible, Preaching & Communication, and Leadership classes. Brenda directed major events and conferences at Moody Bible Institute, taught Bible study groups, and served as a Director of Women’s Ministry. They actively participate in church ministry, including marriage enrichment seminars and pre-marital classes. Walt and Brenda enjoy speaking at retreats and conferences. They have led over 35 Biblical tour groups in Israel and Jordan.
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