Passage: 1 Peter 2:1-12

Speaker: Tim Westergren

Living Like A Resident Alien

The Apostle Peter writes to assure some dispersed, diverse, and disenfranchised followers of Jesus of their value to God, an identity  not based on where they are from, but where they are heading.  In a culture fractured by identity politics Peter´s narrative corrects our faulty thinking, gives us hope and helps us to do uncomfortable things.   I want to encourage Alliance Christians to participate in mission out of their true identity as spiritual resident aliens.  Peter mentions three purpose that God has for us if if we live as (if we were) expatriates or resident aliens.