What are our privileges as Christians?

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Christians are individuals who have been born again by God’s great mercy (1 Peter 1:3). This new life will conclude in an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled and unfading (1 Peter 1:4). This inheritance is kept, protected and preserved by the power of God (1 Peter 1:5). How else does Peter describe what Christians have? Here are several:

  • Our hope is a living hope as its rooted in the resurrected Jesus (1:4)
  • Our inheritance is guarded by the power of God (1:5)
  • We have a gospel that angels look to look (1:12)
  • We have redemption through the blood of Jesus (1:18-19)
  • We can offer up sacrifices to God that He accepts because they’re cleansed from sin because of Jesus’ sacrifice (2:5)
  • We will never be put to shame (2:6)
  • We are no longer in darkness but are in the light (2:9)
  • We are a chosen people (2:9)
  • We are part of God’s family (2:10)
  • We have received mercy (2:10)
  • We have a dual citizenship: an earthly one and a heavenly one (1:2, 2:11)

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