The book of 1 Peter provides us with some of Christianity’s important traits. We could say it’s Christianity in a nutshell.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (ESV)
Notice how Christianity is explained in a nutshell:
A chosen race – Our Personal Identity
A royal priesthood – Our Call to Worship
A holy nation – Our Public Identity
For his own possession – Our Personal Relationship with Him
You may proclaim – Our Commission for Outreach
Out of darkness - Our Deliverance from Darkness
Into His light – Our Illumination of Revelation Knowledge
Yes, in a nutshell, each one of us is plentifully equipped to walk out our Christianity.
Let’s all believe and say this:
“We are worshipping in Christ Christians, in relationship with a living God, enlightened and equipped to share Jesus.”