Identity Crisis PT2


Identity is –

- The fact of being who or what a person or thing is.

 

Crisis is –

- A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger.

 

Identity Crisis is –

- A period of uncertainty and confusion in which a person's sense of identity becomes insecure, typically due to a change in their expected aims or role in society.


1 Peter 2:4-10

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 8 and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for. 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, 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. ACCEPTABLE

 

1 Peter 2:4-5,

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 

 

1 Corinthians 3:16 says,

16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?

 

1 Corinthians 6:19,

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

 

2. VALUABLE

 

1 Peter 2:6-7,

6 For in Scripture it says:

“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”

7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,

“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,”

 

1 Peter 2:7 (GNT),

‘This stone is of great value to you who believe’

 

1 Peter 2:7 (TPT),

‘7 As believers you know his great worth—indeed, his preciousness is imparted to you.’

 

3. CAPABLE

 

1 Peter 2:8-9,

8 and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.”

They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.

9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

 

Romans 8:28-30,

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

 

1 Peter 2:9,

9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, 

 

4. FORGIVABLE

 

1 Peter 2:10,

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 John 1:8-10,

8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.