“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9
Do you see who you are. This has nothing to do with politics. This has nothing to do with who you voted for. Because of what Jesus Christ has accomplished you are a “chosen race.” You are a “royal priesthood.” You are a “holy nation.” You are a people for his(Jesus) own possession.” This is all so that we may “proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness and into his marvelous light.” Do we see that we are a people united by one thing and one thing alone. Jesus Christ. It is him who has died for sinful people. It is him who defeated death by his resurrection and it is him who for his glory unites those who are otherwise divided. At a time when things are potentially more divided than ever, the church in the United States has been granted an opportunity to display the unity that is described in the above passage. We have an opportunity, regardless of who we individually voted for in an election, to display the glory of God to the world THIS weekend.
To those who consider yourself part of CommUNITY Church,
Will you gather together with us as one body united in Christ to proclaim the excellencies of the one who has called us out of darkness and into his marvelous light.” Will you gather together, regardless of who you or anyone else voted for, and lift your hands and voices in praise to the one who has eternally united us. I am pleading with you, this Sunday at 10:15 let us do nothing more and nothing less than display the glory of God. It’s why we exist. This is who we are.
To other Christians,
Will you gather with a local body of believers and unite with them to bring praise and glory to Jesus who has loved you beyond anything you can ever imagine.
Let’s not miss this opportunity to be who we are. You are not who you voted for.