This week we dive into chapter 2 of Peter’s letter to a group of suffering churches. In light of their living hope and coming inheritance through Jesus, Peter challenges them in two key areas: putting away sin and growing in Christ through His Word. He then pivots and reminds them once again of their new identity in Jesus: living stones being built into a spiritual house with Jesus as the cornerstone. He then closes this section of his letter with a reminder of what they are to be doing while living this exiled life full of trials and pain: proclaiming the excellencies of Jesus to the world around them. If believers around the world would take and apply the rich truths in this one small section of Peter’s letter, our neighborhoods, cities and the nations would be transformed forever!