May 2017, Christ Mountain Top, Easter 6
Peter 2.2-10 (message)
buildings under construction:
after the dry wall crew
for where God lives
the Christian tradition, one answer to WHERE we find God is among God’s people:
If you want to meet the Living Stone, then let me introduce you to the living
text: 1 Peter 2:5 like living
stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy
priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus
walking w/ original couple in the garden (Genesis 3)
26:11-12 I will place my
dwelling in your midst, and I shall not abhor you. 12 And I will walk among you, and
will be your God, and you shall be my people.
37:27 My dwelling place
shall be with them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
1:14 And the Word became
flesh and lived among us,
21:3 See, the home of God
is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself
will be with them;
them to God’s people
18:1-2 The levitical priests, the whole tribe of
Levi, shall have no allotment or inheritance within Israel. They may eat the
sacrifices that are the LORD’s portion 2
but they shall have no inheritance among the other members of the community;
the LORD is their inheritance, as he promised them.
8, Leviticus 14
Chronicles 30:27 Then the priests and the Levites stood up and
blessed the people, and their voice was heard; their prayer came to his holy
dwelling in heaven.
is for all God’s people
make us one
unblemished first born male
allusion – his illegitimate children
Peter 2:10 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.
pattern in all of this is Jesus, the Living Stone:
in his only stone home, a burial cave, the chief salvation miracle takes place.
order of things is changed:
Tomb devours death
not the dead;
house of death
the mansion of life.
in that mansion of life, in that stone home, there’s a room, a house, prepared