New Identities

Series: The Foreigners | Week 2: Hang Together

Read 1 Peter 2:9-10

1. What words and phrases are used to describe the recipients of Peter’s letter?
2. How does their life before compare to their life now?
3. What role has God played in their new identity?

Peter continues his encouragement to Christian exiles, reminding them of their new identities. They are a chosen people, which means despite losing their families when they followed Jesus, they now belong to God’s family. They’re royal priests, giving them the honor of representing people to God and God to people. They’re a holy nation, set apart to live corporately to please God. They’re God’s very own possession, loved because of who they are, not what they do.

These identities are the same ones we can claim today as followers of Jesus. When we’ve lost friends and family because of our faith, we can remember we’re part of God’s family. We have the honor of living as representatives, and we’re set apart and loved.

Do you view yourself in this way? Read back through each of these, and personalize them to your own life. Spend a few minutes in prayer, walking through each of these new identities and thanking God for giving them to you. Let Him show you ways you can walk confidently in your identity in Christ today.

Want to go deeper? Watch this in-depth commentary of 1 Peter 2:9-10 for further insight into what these new identities mean.

*TPCC does not necessarily endorse all “Want to go deeper” sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

The Foreigners