Nov 11, 2018 |Thread

The Counterintuitive Life

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The Counterintuitive Life

Noel Heikkinen

1 Peter

The Word of God can be unifying and life-giving, or divisive and offensive. How do you see the Bible impacting your life? Pastor Noel Jesse Heikkinen reminds us that the Word is the imperishable seed that God uses in your life. It is either the cornerstone of your life or a stumbling block in your path. Make the Word your foundation and let your life be changed.

1 Peter

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You have been born again—not of perishable seed but of imperishable—through the living and enduring word of God. For all flesh is like grass, and all its glory like a flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord endures forever. And this word is the gospel that was proclaimed to you.

1 Peter 1:23-25 CSB


Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all slander. Like newborn infants, desire the pure milk of the word, so that you may grow up into your salvation, if you have tasted that the Lord is good.

1 Peter 2:1-3 CSB


Bible Basics Class

As you come to him, a living stone—rejected by people but chosen and honored by God— you yourselves, as living stones, a spiritual house, are being built to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in Scripture: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and honored cornerstone, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame. So honor will come to you who believe; but for the unbelieving, The stone that the builders rejected—this one has become the cornerstone, and A stone to stumble over, and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the word; they were destined for this.

1 Peter 2:4-8 CSB


But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

1 Peter 2:9-10 CSB


Dear friends, I urge you as strangers and exiles to abstain from sinful desires that wage war against the soul. Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that when they slander you as evildoers, they will observe your good works and will glorify God on the day he visits.

1 Peter 2:11-12 CSB


God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does.

Martin Luther