CHOSEN GENERATION #3
THE URBAN TURBAN SOCIETY
1 Peter 2:9 "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light"
Weird is the new cool. It’s OK to be weird.
Leviticus 20:26 "You shall be holy to me, for I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine."
TRAD TO THE RAD
1 Peter 2:9
Word for peculiar is peripoiēsis - includes in it’s meaning Purchased
We’re purchased with the blood of Jesus Christ.
What’s the deal with 1 Corinthians 11?
It is noted as one of the most difficult sections of the bible to interpret by theologians.
1 Cor 11:1-15 "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man is not from woman, but woman from man. Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord. For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God. Judge among yourselves. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering."
THE MAIN VIEWS:
- You gotta have a covering
- Long hair is the covering
- it was specific only to the Corinthians
v16 "But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God."
Always check the Full counsel!
Galatians 3:28 - There is no male or female, jew or gentile in Jesus Christ.
CONTEXT - prostitutes (Corinth) Adultereers (Jews) were the ones who didn’t wear head coverings.
THE NAZARITE VOW
Romans 14 "Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. Let not then your good be evil spoken of: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin."
This is not just about food, we can see this because Paul talks about observance of days too. I suggest it applies to the general principle of living a life of faith.
Increase the phylacteries
Matthew 23:5 - To be seen by men.
To be seen BY men VS To share WITH men.
JESUS IS OUR TURBAN
Turban // Helmet of salvation!!!!
As Peculiar people, we can show that the grass is greener on our side.
We have an answer for ALL the peculiar topics, divisions and isms today.
Racism? GRACISM + The Multi Millennial Mandate [Mark 11:17, Isaiah 56:7, Acts 2]
Sexism? NO MALE OR FEMALE IN CHRIST [Galatians 3:28]
Classism? First will be last, the last will be first [Matthew 20:16]
Gun Control? "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” [2 Corinthians 10:4]
Suffering? "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” [Revelation 21:4]
The nations? Revelation 22:1-5
"And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever."
UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE!
Understanding doesn’t mean agreement.
Acts 17:23 “The Unknown God” For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship--and this is what I am going to proclaim to you."
We’re a church with a call to the nations. & A call to other churches to do the same.
We’re going to be relating with people of every culture in Heaven. We’re supposed to bring heaven on earth!
We’ve been selected for a team that’s not about us.
1 Peter 2:9 “that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;”
All Blacks - No D**kheads. I.E Someone who makes everything about them.
SpaceX - No Assholes I.E Someone who makes everything about them.
Church - To enter the church you repent of being about yourself and choose to be about seeing EVERYONE as better than yourself.