IDENTITY: STRANGERS- 1 PETER 2:11-12 (11-19-17)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
WILLIAM BRADFORD CALLED THEM PILGRIMS.
CHRISTIANS OF ALL ERAS HAVE THE SOUL OF A STRANGER.
OUR IDENTITY
PETER USES A KEY WORD TO DESCRIBE US AS BESIDE, YET OUTSIDE OTHERS.
IT APPEARS IN I PETER 1:1, 2:11-12, & HEBREWS 11:13.
WE ARE STRANGERS, OUTSIDERS, ALIENS, PILGRIMS.
WE STAY CLEAN IN A DIRTY WORLD!
GOD PROPHESIED THIS TO ABRAHAM (GN. 15:13).
GOD FULFILLED THIS IN ISAAC/JACOB (GN. 37:1) & MOSES (EX. 2:22, 18:3).
GOD INTENDS THIS FOR US, SO WE APPRECIATE HIS PLAN . .
AND OTHER PEOPLE.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY
PETER USES ANOTHER KEY WORD TO DESCRIBE HIS APPEAL FROM BESIDE.
ABSTAIN FROM THE NATURAL DESIRES OF YOUR BODY AND MIND.
STRANGERS STRAY FROM THE WAY OF THE WORLD.
ACT HONORABLY INSTEAD.
PILGRIMS PAINT THE PATH OF THE LORD.
GOD GIVES US NAMES: AMBASSADORS, BLESSINGS, CHRISTIANS, DISCIPLES,
PRISONERS, SERVANTS, STRANGERS, SAINTS, SENT ONES.