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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sermon Notes from "The People Mercy Made: Heralds of the Excellencies of God." Sermon by Mitch Chase.

[From the 10:45AM worship service this morning at Kosmosdale Baptist Church.]

1 Peter 2:9-10.

I. Introduction:

A. Individualism

B. The Church Gathered

C. Love for the Church

II. The Identity of the Church

A. God has always had a people.

B. Peter applies Old Testament descriptions to the New Testament Church.
1. Chosen by God:
a. The People Chosen by God (Isa 43:1-10)
b. Christ as the Chosen One (1 Pet 2:4)
c. Not All Ethnic Israel was Chosen (Rom 9:6-7)
2. Exodus 19:5-6.
a. Royal Priesthood:
i. Not Only a Certain Group, but the Entire Church
ii. We offer sacrifices of praise.
b. Holy Nation:
i. Holy living is a response to God's redemptive work.
ii. We are a nation called out from the nations.
c. A People for His Own Possession:
i. A People Bought With a Price
ii. Again, holy living is based on God's redemptive work.

III. The Mission of the Church

A. We proclaim God's excellencies.

B. Proclaiming God's excellencies is complementary to our work of "making disciples."

C. God's excellencies are most clearly seen in the work of Christ.

IV. Reception of Mercy

A. God has been gracious in giving us what we did not deserve.

B. Conversion brings about an astounding change.

C. Hosea 1:6-9.

V. Conclusion:

A. Flee the bankrupt and delusional promises of sin.

B. Put on the new man; put on Christ.



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