True Growth – 1 Peter 2:1-10

True Growth – 1 Peter 2:1-10

Sunday Service – 4/30/2017

Pastor Bryan Parish

“True Growth”





  1. The Word and Spiritual Growth 2.1-3
    1. Growth Inhibitors (2.1)
    2. Growth Enhancers (2.2)
    3. Growth Motivators (2.3)
  2. The Church and Spiritual Growth 2.4-5
    1. The Model for Growth (2.4)
    2. The Focus of Growth (2.5)
  3. The Pattern for Spiritual Growth 2.6-8
    1. The Selection of the Chief Cornerstone (2.6)
    2. The Rejection of the Chief Cornerstone (2.7)
    3. The Consideration of the Chief Cornerstone (2.8)
  4. The Evidences of Spiritual Growth 2.9-10
    1. The Supernatural Construction (2.9)
    2. The Superlative Mercy (2.10)


1Pet. 2:1 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
1Pet. 2:4   Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,

“Behold, I lay in Zion

A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,

And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”
1Pet. 2:7   Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,

“The stone which the builders rejected

Has become the chief cornerstone,”

8 and

“A stone of stumbling

And a rock of offense.” They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
1Pet. 2:9   But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.


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