Creative Expressions

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Welcome to the Creative Expressions Small Group website! Although we are not currently meeting weekly like we did over the spring and summer, may you find encouragement through the Scriptures, quotes and thoughts of this blog!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Not Bricks :)

What characterizes a brick versus a stone?


This past Wednesday we touched on the verses that talk about us Believers as living stones being built up together and how that differs from a brick wall . . .

Scripture says we are "living stones" . . . not bricks . . . that all look alike . . .

"And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
For this is contained in Scripture: 'BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHOICE STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNER stone, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.'
This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE VERY CORNER stone,' ...But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light..."

~ 1 Peter 2:4-7 & 9

2 Comments:

Blogger shuttergirl said...

I'm not exactly sure why but I am reminded of one of my favorite Frederick Buechner quotes..."Preaching is to proclaim this mystery with a PASSION that ideas alone have little to do with. It is to try to put the gospel into words not the way you would compose an essay but the way you would write a poem or a love letter - putting your heart into it, your own excitement, most of all your own life."

we have stories to tell...stone stories...

10:25 PM, May 07, 2006  
Anonymous Heather :) said...

AMEN! :)

10:07 AM, May 08, 2006  

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