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1 Peter 2:10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Such assertions of identity are nearly always accompanied by some kind of conflict. Peter tells us: Your identity is in Christ. Christian is who you are.
Who we become in baptism makes every other way we might identify ourselves pale in significance. The gospel invites us to claim our identity as “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and God’s own people.”
MOVING FORWARD: How do you describe yourself? Is Christian among the top descriptors? Why or why not?