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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

Nov 26, 2017

In today’s episode, entitled, “Build Like It”, Peter is going to use a construction metaphor to get across his point that our lives are to exhibit a transformation. We are part of a master building plan designed by God Himself. We are not just individual works in process, we are parts of a greater whole, a spiritual house. And Jesus is to be the foundation upon which we rest and find our stability. As we dig into 1 Peter 2:4-8, we’ll see that Peter has a community concept in mind. The Christian life is not to be a solo-sport or an individualized pursuit. We are in this together and are being built up in conjunction with every other believer. And our common ground is our faith in Jesus Christ. He is the cornerstone, as Peter puts it. But for many, this stone that was to bring stability and structure, ends up being a stone of stumbling. Rather than resting on Him, they trip over Him. Instead of seeing Him as Savior, they view Him as someone or something to be avoided at all costs. But we are not to live like that. We are to see Jesus as foundational to our lives and essential to the health of the church. He is what holds us together and gives our lives meaning. Without Christ, we have no solid ground. We become like a house built on sand.