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The Priesthood and Sainthood of All Believers

1 Peter 2:4-12

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1. Priesthood of All Believers (v4-9)


Believing and receiving Jesus, makes one a Priest with direct access to God.

Oct. 10/7/12 10/14/12 10/21/12 10/28/12 Nov. 11/4/12 11/11/12 Set in Order What Remains intro to Titus Missions Weekendthe Morrisons The Character and Work of an Elder The Work of a Pastor Titus 1:5-16 Titus 2 Titus 1:1-5 Bible Alone, Gods Glory Alone, Christ Alone By Grace Alone thru Faith Alone Priesthood & Sainthood of All Believers The Writing on the Wall 2 Peter 1:1-4, 16-21 Romans 9:10-26 1 Peter 2:4-12 Matthew 9:2-17

2. Sainthood of All Believers (v9-12)


Believing and receiving Jesus, makes one a Saint of the Church.

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Titus 3:1-7 Titus 3:7-15 Luke 1:26-38, Matt 1:18-24 Matthew 2 Proverbs 1:20-33

PriesthoodofALLBelievers Theword"priest"isused704timesintheOT. Onlyused158timesintheNT. IntheNT: 136timesoftheoldtestamentpriestlysystem 16timesofJesusChristnow(Hebrews7:24,8:1) 6timesofallbelieversservingaspriests(PeterandRev.) NEVERapersonmediatingbetweenanotherpersonandGod Quote MartinLutherHereyouwillask:"IfallwhoareintheChurcharepriests,whatarethose,whomwe nowcallpriests,tobedistinguishedfromthelaity?"Ireply:Bytheuseofthesewords,"priest,""clergy," "spiritualperson,""ecclesiastic,"aninjusticehasbeendone,sincetheyhavebeentransferredfromthe remainingbodyofChristianstothosefew,whoarenow,byahurtfulcustom,calledecclesiastics.For HolyScripturemakesnodistinctionbetweenthem,exceptthatthose,whoarenowboastfullycalled popes,bishops,andlords,Scripturecallsministers,servants,andstewards,whoaretoservetherestin theministryoftheWord,forteachingthefaithofChristandthelibertyofbelievers. Application 1. It'syouandGod.Nomiddleman.Youareresponsibleforyou. 2. WeallhaveequalaccesstoGodinprayer.Thepastor/eldershavenomagicalpowersmaking theirprayersbetterthanyours. 3. PRAY!Boldlyapproachthethroneofgrace.(Hebrews4:16) 4. Weareallpriests.WerepresentGodtothisworld. 5. Let'sworkourselvesoutofajob!

SainthoodofALLBelievers Theword"saints"isused60timesintheNT. Itisneversingular. Itisneverusedofanindividualperson. Itisusedinterchangeablywith"brothers"(Col1:2,Phil4:21). Itisusedoflivingbelievers(Rom12:13). Itisusedonincompletebelievers(Eph4:12,1Cor1:2). Itisdistinguishedfromleaders(Phil1:1,Heb13:24). ItisusedofYOU(Eph2:19)! Application 1. Godlooksatyouwithfavorandhonor 2. Liveuptotheexpectationsofyou! 3. Youaresetapartfromthisworldandit'sways.Livenobly.