Episode 004 – You Are The Message
Key Passage(s): Numbers 15:37-39; Exodus 19:4-6; 1 Peter 2:9
Identity is a big deal. It breeds mission and behavior. It’s why God called His people to be a “kingdom of priests,” and why the Apostle Peter confirms this for all followers of Jesus in one of his letters. It’s a central identity of God’s people and yet most of us have no idea what it means or entails.
But once we’re cognizant of its implications, we live more focused, aware, and intentional in the work we do and the people we interact with because we now know what’s at stake (and there’s A LOT at stake!).
This next teaching in The Teaching Series helps us understand the significance of this identity and how transformational it is in our daily lives.
- What’s your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
- What did you find most interesting, helpful, challenging, or nerve wracking about the role of priests in the ancient world, and God calling His people to emulate this role on His behalf?
- What message are you communicating? What message would you like to be communicating? If there’s a gap, what’s one thing you can begin doing today to close that gap?
- God asked the Israelite people to wear tassels with a blue cord on each tassel to remind them of their identity and mission. What could you do to continually remind yourself that you serve as a priest of God and what you do matters?
- What’s one step you can take in walking out the truths of this teaching this week?
For Further Study
- Make Your Mark by Brad Gray – this idea of the “kingdom of priests” has been so instrumental in my life, I wrote an entire chapter on it in my book (Chapter 6) and its connection to the life of Samson and his desire to do what was right in his own eyes.
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