Elect Exiles

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  • Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Speaker: Aaron Anderson
  • Series: 1 Peter
  • Topic: Expository
  • Passage: 1 Peter 1:1–1:2

“Today, perhaps we do see painful trials as a surprise—perhaps we have grown used to an era when it has been possible to be simultaneously comfortable, and culturally acceptable, and Christian.” — Juan Sanchez


“Many Christians today have trouble sorting out the complexity of their identity in Christ. They were reared to believe that a Christian should only experience the joys of being one of God’s elect.” — David Helm



“As if these Supreme Court rulings were not enough of a paradigm shift, the majority opinion written in one case by Justice Anthony Kennedy asserted that the men and women who originally voted for the Defense of Marriage Act were acting with intent to harm. In their minority opinions, Justice Roberts and Justice Scalia both acknowledged how the majority court was painting supporters of marriage as it had been defined for millennia as ‘bigots’ who sought to ‘demean,’ ‘disparage,’ ‘humiliate,’ and ‘injure’ same-sex couples. In a sweeping decision, the Supreme Court of our country thus redefined ‘an aspect of marriage that had been unquestioned in our society for most of its existence—indeed, had been unquestioned in virtually all societies for virtually all of human history’ while simultaneously defining proponents of traditional marriage as ‘enemies of the human race.’” — David Platt



  1. The Author



  1. The Audience

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“They are ‘chosen’ exiles, ones whom the King of the universe has chosen to be his own people, to benefit from his protection, and to inhabit his heavenly kingdom.” — Wayne Grudem


  1. A Word of Encouragement


“Foreknowledge indicates that God freely chose to set his covenant love on certain individuals before the creation of the world, and foreordained that those whom he foreknew would come to salvation at the appointed time.” Wayne Grudem