6.1. A chosen people – 1 Pet 2:9-10 – Darkness? – 1 of 13

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars." - Martin Luther King Jnr
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We have often played this game. Two side are chosen with two captains. Now if you get chosen to be the captain that is the best. Then the captains select their team, if you are one of the first say two choices of the captain; you feel awesome. If you are one of the last; you know that people see you as weak in that kind of sports and you don’t feel that great about yourself.

To define Chosen is; the one who is the object of choice or of divine favor : an elect person. Selected or marked for favor or special privilege.

Wow special priviledge, I like that!!!

Chosen the movie has this line. Harvey Keitel: “There is something that is in us, that can make us do extraordinary things”. Jordan Renzo: “They say you were sent by God” Luke Mably :”I am just an ordinary man”.

Let’s see who is chosen by God.

Verse for Today:

9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, 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. – 1 Pet 2:9-10

There are always two sides with God.

Darkness                                              Light

Not a people of God                             People of God

No Mercy                                                 Receive Mercy

Lost                                                           Saved

Going to Hell                                          Going to Heaven

Not a Christian                                      Christian

Not a Disciple                                         Disciple
Every person is either in the darkness or the light. There is no twilight zone.

Where are you?

If you say you are in the light, what do you base your facts on?

Your timeline might look like this:

1970-Born and get Baptised as a baby.

1975-Become aware of God

1976-Go to Sunday school

1985-Pray Jesus into my heart to get “saved” (sinners prayer)

1987-Do church catacism to get accepted by the church. Pray Jesus into my heart just to make sure.

1988-Get confirmed by the church. Take communion for the first time.

1991-Became a disciple. Get baptised as an adult because it is the right thing to do, compelled by others faith.

1996-Get Baptised for the forgiveness of my sins and receive the Holy Spirit believing that myself.

But what is God’s plan of salvation?

Can you name 5 verses that confirms your plan of salvation that you followed according to the Bible?

Well we will have a look at what God’s plan of salvation is.

Prayer for Today:

Morning Father. Thank you for a new day. Help me to be sure of my salvation. Help me to make sure I was saved according your plan of salvation and not someones opinion that will make me go to hell. I know that I can sincerely believe that I am saved but can be sincerely wrong. Help me to base my salvation on facts not fiction. Amen.

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