Years ago when I was a young, upstart preacher I came up with a really stupid illustration about how we are defined by God in 1 Peter. I thought it was just silly. However, years later, people still remind me about it which means it had the desired effect.
What was the illustration? In 1 Peter chapter two, Peter says we are “living stones” who God is using to build a Temple for Himself. I added to that the idea that we are to “bear much fruit”.
Stones that bear fruit? Fruit bearing stones? Could it be….?
That's right, a box of cereal: Fruity Pebbles. How dumb was that?! But people never forgot it! So there.
00:00 Dain's hair trouble.
00:18 Review of 1 Peter 1.
07:42 1 Peter 2:1-10 commentary.
56:59 Closing prayer.